Stories

The Art That Sustains Us

The BNG team share their favourite pieces Art can comfort, encourage us to question and help us to concentrate on the present moment in the midst of trying times. The BNG team talk through the artworks that mean the most to them and present the pieces hanging in their own homes which are seeing them through these tumultuous times. Gary

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The Art Affects

In conversation with Gherdai Hassell The Art Affects is a new podcast by 2020 Bermuda Biennial artist Gherdai Hassell which aims to amplify the artwork and voices of artists of the African diaspora.  For her first interview, Gherdai caught up with fellow Bermuda Biennial artist NOBODY. The artist, who has been creating artwork under the pseudonym since 2018 in order to express

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Peaceful Art Protest

Black Lives Matter There are times in each generation when collective action generates fundamental change. Where injustice is recognised and acted upon and the outcomes move our society forward to a better, more just position.  It is with a great deal of hope that our community came together this past weekend to protest systemic injustices on communities of colour in the largest

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Interview: Antoine Hunt

Mexico, mezcal and the meaning of home Antoine Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work combines photography, sculpture, painting and film making. He has exhibited in the Bermuda Biennial 12 times. His 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork This Is Not A Home is a reflection upon his nomadic lifestyle which has seen him relocate his place of residence 19 times. We

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Children’s Art Initiatives

Draw with your favourite authors Whilst we all adjust to the new normal, the pandemic is proving particularly challenging for children who are isolated at home and missing both their friends and the routine of school. Two of the most celebrated children’s authors have come to the rescue with initiatives to provide a little light relief from the daily cycle

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Art As Activism

Titus Kaphar The cover of the latest issue of TIME magazine is a painting by American artist Titus Kaphar entitled Analogous Colours which shows George Floyd’s mother holding him a baby, in which he has been cut out of the canvas to depict her loss. The painting references the calls that Floyd repeatedly made out to his deceased mother as he succumbed

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Brotherhood

Jayde Gibbons Jayde Gibbons is a self-taught photographer. Her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork All The Kings Men is part of an ongoing series My Negus For Real (MNFR) that showcases black Bermudian men. She says of her work ‘The goal for MNFR is to instill a sense of pride and purpose using photography by showcasing the everyday beauty of my people.’   In

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Bearing Witness

Richard Saunders Shown here is a selection of photographs by Bermudian photojournalist Richard Saunders (1922-1987) which were exhibited at BNG in 2011 in a retrospective of his work, and which now reside in the permanent collection of the Bermuda National Gallery.  As we collectively respond to the exposed systemic injustices so terribly familiar to communities of colour, it is especially challenging

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Zoom with BNG

Bespoke Backdrops With work, rest and play now all lived out through Zoom we have a produced a series of bespoke backdrops to transport you from your home office to the elegant surroundings of the Bermuda National Gallery.  There are 3 (free) virtual backgrounds to choose from which feature The Power of Art exhibition which was held in 2017 to

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Voices Of The Pandemic

A film by Milton Raposo The 2020 Bermuda Biennial provides an engaging platform from which our island’s artists can tell their story. The Biennial  programmes which accompany the exhibition are focused on expanding this platform, creating dynamic opportunities for our communities to share their stories. Voices Of The Pandemic is a project by artist and filmmaker Milton Raposo, founder of Method Media and former deputy chair of the Bermuda Arts Council, which explores life in Bermuda amid the coronavirus outbreak and its

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