Katie Ewles Katie Ewles refers to her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork Becoming as “a collection of individual experiences”, describing it as “a catalyst for people to safely connect, to feel part of something; to interact with people beyond the boundaries of space, time and six feet”. The installation, which has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic, looks at the relationship between our individual and
Let Me Tell You Something The doors to the gallery have reopened, providing a four-week window to see Let Me Tell You Something the 2020 Bermuda Biennial before it closes on the 6th February. The exhibition opened in early March when the coronavirus pandemic had yet to reach our shores. The artworks were all made before anyone had heard of Covid-19 and yet so many of them speak to the tumultuous events that were to unfurl in the year ahead. Looking at
Dennis Joaquin The City of Hamilton’s mayor, Charles Gosling, together with Bermuda National Gallery director Peter Lapsley last week unveiled two murals produced as part of the Peaceful Art Protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The public artworks mark a collaboration between the BNG and VIVID – the City of Hamilton’s Public Art Initiative as part of
Opening March 2021 The Bermuda National Gallery is pleased to present I Am Because You Are, the first solo show by emerging Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell, which opens in March 2021. Driven by an exploration of her own ancestral heritage, the former Biennial artist examines the lasting impacts of slavery; re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, installation and text inspired by historic photographs discovered in the Bermuda Archives. The multi-media exhibition merges photographic installation with portraiture in a meditation on time
We’re Hiring! Are you passionate about the arts and its role in our community? We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic individual to oversee the Bermuda National Gallery’s education programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to join the BNG team and support our mission and vision. We are looking for an educator who can work with a range of ages, from Early
BNG Open Online As matter of care for the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff amidst the growing concerns around the spread of Covid-19, our physical space is temporarily closed until further notice. However, BNG remains open online where we have launched a new exhibition as well as a public art project in Hamilton! We are closely
A Source of Inspiration A new exhibition, which was planned to open later this week before our temporary closure, is now open online. Curated by Alice Moniz as part of the Bermuda National Gallery internship programme, A Source of Inspiration: St Georges As Seen Through the Bermuda National Gallery Collection celebrates the old town’s unique place in Bermuda’s historic, contemporary and artistic landscape.
Interview with BNG Mentor Sami Lill When it comes to design “doing the safe thing is actually the most risky thing you can do” says Sami Lill, founder of award-winning Hamilton based creative agency Uber Super Duper. The creative director, who counts Sony and IKEA amongst his clients alongside numerous local businesses, stresses the importance of taking risks and connecting with people in order to stand
Free Poster with Purchase A limited number of BNG posters featuring Theatre Boycott Upstairs Right by Robert Barritt, 1959, will be given away with purchases of Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries recently published by Citizens Uprooting Racism Bermuda (CURB). Formally trained in fine art at Mt. Allison University, Robert Barritt exhibited frequently in Bermuda during the 1950s and 1960s. He ventured
BNG x Goslings Competition Artists and designers – both professional and amateur – were invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper in the first annual BNG x Goslings Annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition. Over 60 applications were received, which were judged blind to ensure a fair selection process. The selection committee included Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National
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