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Jigsaw Challenge

BNG Puzzles As more and more of us discover the joys of completing a jigsaw, we have produced two more online puzzles featuring artworks from the 2020 Bermuda Biennial. Click HERE to complete Dr Edwin M.E Smith’s Transience. Those of you who like a challenge, click HERE to complete Wild Randomness by Arié Haziza.

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Transience by Dr Edwin Smith 2020 Bermuda Biennial

Interview: Dr Edwin Smith

Transience Transience, by artist and educator Dr Edwin M.E. Smith, is a striking installation produced for the 2020 Bermuda Biennial. The artwork, which is large in scale (144 x 96 inches) was created by applying duct tape directly onto the wall of the Young Gallery. The painstaking installation process took over 24 hours to complete. Yet the work, by its

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Meet The Jurors

Behind the scenes with Bermemes As a member of the International Biennial Association, the Bermuda Biennial, sponsored by Bacardi, provides local artists with the opportunity to have their work seen by some of the foremost art professionals in the world. Bermemes caught up with the jurors for this year’s exhibition, Melissa Messina, an independent curator and curator of the Mildred

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Biennial Jigsaws

BNG Puzzles To celebrate the digital launch of 2020 Bermuda Biennial we have produced online jigsaw puzzles of both Gherdai Hassell‘s large scale collage Interactions Bermuda and Antoine Hunt‘s mixed media artwork This Is Not A Home. Click HERE for the Interactions Bermuda puzzle (shown above). Click HERE for the This Is Not A Home puzzle (shown below).

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In Conversation: Jacqueline Alma

BNG Lecture Series The BNG Lecture Series featuring Jacqueline Alma is now available to watch on the BNG YouTube channel.  The film provides a behind the scenes look at Jacqueline’s methodical approach to art making and the background to her dynamic exhibition Like A Tree Let The Dead Leaves Drop which featured drawings and paintings inspired by her personal experiences.

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The Gratitude Wheel

A Mindful Art Activity 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. As we navigate these unprecedented times, Carolyn is sharing a series of

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Celebrating Bermuda’s Beauty

The David L. White Collection As we slowly emerge from 4 weeks of shelter in place, and restrictions placed on access to our beaches and nature reserves are lifted, the beauty of our island home shines like never before. Simples pleasures such as walking the trails or dipping a few tentative toes into the ocean take on a new significance.

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Creativity In Confinement

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

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Youth Arts Council

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

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Rainbow Bright

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

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