Finding Comfort In Chaos Jon Legere is a Bermudian mixed media artist who works with video, paint, collage, photography and sculpture. He has shown in numerous galleries globally and his collaborative video installation “TURNS” with mentor Margot Lovejoy was part of the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York City. His 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork A Shell Is A Façade, which
Inspiring teens We have launched a dynamic digital programme for the Bermuda National Gallery Youth Arts Council in association with artist and educator Sarai Hines. The free programme, which is aimed at students aged 13-17, provides opportunities for creative and independent thinking by engaging with the arts and culture of today. We sat down with Sarai to discuss her vision for
Art for the NHS Homemade rainbows have been popping up in windows across the globe over the past few weeks as children the world over display them as a sign of hope as they shelter in place. Now some of Britain’s best loved artists have adopted the symbol, creating their own rainbows to show their support for the National Health Service
Art In Isolation Art connects us and reflects our stories. As we collectively shelter in place across the globe, many artists are using this time of enforced isolation to make work that responds to the pandemic and the abrupt changes that it has brought to daily life. Charlie Godet Thomas is a British/ Bermudian artist whose work includes writing, painting,
Supporting BNG This week is National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we wanted to shine a light on some of the volunteers who play a vital role in supporting the BNG. We have 30 active volunteers who work across various sectors of the gallery. Between them they donate close to 2,000 hours per year, the equivalent to a financial donation
The Art of Printmaking 2020 Bermuda Biennial artist Bryan Ritchie recently gave a talk for the BNG live from his home studio in Wisconsin in which he gave an overview of his practice and the concepts behind the art he creates, which primarily focuses on drawing and lithography. Bryan has exhibited extensively in Bermuda, Canada and the United States and his
Art Making as Meditation Carolyn Toogood is a visual arts teacher at Somersfield Academy, where she also runs the Mindful Art Club, an after school programme which encourages primary school students to use art making as way of connecting with their emotions and immersing themselves fully in the present moment. Carolyn, who received a Masters in Art Education from the
Interactions Bermuda Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell’s mixed media artwork celebrates the black female figure. Exploring ideas about representation, perception, identity creation, and childhood, her vibrant collages capture and center the gaze. We caught up with Gherdai, who is currently studying for an MFA at the China Academy of Fine Art, to discuss her artistic process and the importance of the arts as we navigate these uncertain times. BNG: You grew up in Bermuda and are
Life in Lockdown Contemporary photographer Meredith Andrews, who has exhibited in 8 Bermuda Biennials and whose work resides in the BNG’s permanent collection, explores the unexpected reality in which we find ourselves in her new body of work: Front Step Portraits. The striking images – which were taken before the current lockdown restrictions were put in place – capture local residents as
Wild Randomness Canadian artist Arié Haziza heads the catastrophe risk analytics function for a reinsurance company on the island. His 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork Wild Randomness looks at situations in which a single event can have a disproportionate impact on our individual and collective lives. As we navigate these uncertain times, his work felt like the perfect starting point for
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