Cynthia Kirkwood As a child, Cynthia Kirkwood would draw and paint with whatever materials she had to hand, looking on with wonder as the pen moved across the paper, observing the marks as they revealed themselves. The three-time Bermuda Biennial artist begins her fine art practice in much the same way today. After a period of figurative work, Cynthia has returned in recent years to a more organic method in which a meditative approach allows the art to unfurl freely. The Mystery Writing
BNG x Goslings The Bermuda National Gallery and Goslings Rum have teamed up to launch their first Annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition. Artists and designers – both professional and amateur – are invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper which will be produced in time for the upcoming holiday season and sold at the Goslings
Public Art Project Make the most of the fall weather to explore the Par-La-Ville Sculpture Park, a joint project between the Corporation of Hamilton and the Bermuda National Gallery situated in the Queen Elizabeth Park in the centre of Hamilton. The majority of sculptures on display are part of The Young Collection which was gifted to the BNG by the former owners of the Lantana Cottage Colony
Exhibition Activity Guides Looking to entertain the kids over the mid-term break? The Bermuda National Gallery will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Entry is free for children and students. We have three engaging exhibitions currently on display and we have designed a series of children’s activity booklets to encourage them explore each one. Let Me Tell You Something: 2020 Bermuda Biennial Sponsored by Bacardi Limited, the Bermuda
With Elizabeth Mulderig Are you homeschooling children? Please join us at 2pm on October 22nd for Read For The Record with Bermuda’s best selling children’s author Elizabeth Mulderig. Every year, over two million children and adults come together for Read For The Record, a global movement in which everyone reads the same book on the same day. The event, which was established 15 years ago, is
Let Me Tell You Something The Bermuda National Gallery is open every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. If you haven’t already seen the 2020 Bermuda Biennial in person, we urge you to do so. The Biennial, now in its 14th iteration, is a critical platform for Bermuda’s contemporary art community. Organised by the Bermuda
Explore Mindfulness This Saturday, October 10 has been designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organization. Recognising that the past six months have been incredibly challenging for everyone, we will be hosting a free community event at the Bermuda National Gallery to explore the connections between art and mental wellbeing and the benefits of both mindfulness and yoga. The afternoon will begin with a tour of the current exhibitions with BNG trustee
John Gardner Hurricane watching is a Bermudian ritual; the irresistible pull to the ocean front a staunch reminder of the sheer force of nature and our vulnerability in the face of it. Many rushed to the beaches to watch the towering swells created by Hurricane Teddy roll in earlier this week; the age old tradition given a renewed potency
Student Artworks As Bermuda’s public schools set to reopen tomorrow after a historic 6 month closure enforced by the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of Hurricane Paulette, we look back at some of the artworks produced in the Bermuda National Gallery 2020 Art + Tech Summer Camp Programme. Over 60 students attended the programme over the course of the summer,
Fall Programme Registration is now open for the fall semester of the Bermuda National Gallery Youth Arts Council. Starting October 10th, students will meet in the gallery every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm for a dynamic programme led by artist and educator Sarai Hines. The BNG Youth Arts Council explores the topics of the day through the lens of art and art-making. Students engage in discussions with
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