Untitled

Burgoyne DIller

American, 1906-1965

Tempera on paper

1934

Co-founder of the American Abstract Artists group, Burgoyne Diller described abstraction as “the ideal realm of harmony, stability and order in which every form and spatial interval could be controlled and measured.” His practice, which focused on the precise placement of geometric forms and primary colour on a white backdrop, took inspiration from the Dutch […]

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Bermuda House

Owen Merton

New Zealand, 1887-1931

Watercolour

1922

Collection of Bellarmine University

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Gombey Swerve

Robert Bassett

Bermudian (b. 1951)

Acrylic on canvas

2007

Collection of the artist

Bermudian artist Robert Bassett is influenced by Bermudianculture, particularly Gombeys and traditional kite making, aswell as the Impressionists and contemporary African figurativism.Here Bassett captures a Bermuda Gombey dancer from behind,his long intricately embroidered and embellished cape symbolicof his role as the captain of the troupe. The costumes wornby the gombeys, which conceal their identities, are […]

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St. George’s

Elizabeth Mulderig

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

The White Rabbit is the first character that Alice encounters. He scurries past her as she sits on the bank of a river with her sister, whiling away a summer afternoon in the English countryside. As the rabbit goes past, to her astonishment, Alice hears him mutter “Oh Dear! Oh Dear! I shall be too […]

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Onion Spawn Study no. 14

Gherdai Hassell

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

16 x 12in

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Humpbacks, Challenger Bank, Bermuda, March 2015, I

Andrew Stevenson

British/Canadian, b. 1951

Archival inkjet prints

2015

Collection of the artist

The photographs in this exhibition are the result of a two-day encounter with the same pair of whales (a male and female) taken at Challenger Bank, a seamount 15 miles off the south-west of Bermuda, in March 2015. Each encounter, which took place on two successive days, lasted over two hours, during which time Andrew […]

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Untitled (La Lune en Rodage – Carlo Belloli)

Bridget Riley

British, b. 1931

Screenprint

1965

Synonymous with the Op Art movement, British artist Bridget Riley uses dynamic patterns to make the two-dimensional picture plane vibrate, disorientating the viewer. In 1964, Riley was included in New Generation at the Whitechapel Gallery, London alongside David Hockney, and in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York […]

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Coast, Bermuda

Owen Merton

New Zealand, 1887-1931

Watercolour

c. 1922

Collection of Bellarmine University

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Untitled (Man Reading)

Norman Lewis

American, of Bermudian descent (1909-1979)

Oil on canvas

c. 1940

Private Collection

Born in Harlem in 1909 to Bermudian immigrants, Norman Lewiswas an important artist in the American post war AbstractExpressionist Movement. He studied with the pioneering sculptorAugusta Savage, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, andlater took classes at Columbia. His work was influenced by theNew Negro Movement, jazz music and African sculpture thathe first saw […]

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Hamilton

Elizabeth Mulderig

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

Having followed the White Rabbit, Alice finds herself falling through a deep well which seemingly never ends until, eventually, she lands with a soft thump on a pile of dry leaves. Here, we see Alice falling through Bermuda’s Crystal Caves just as two young boys, in 1907, followed a lost cricket ball and accidentally discovered […]

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