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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Onion Spawn Study no. 6

Gherdai Hassell

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

16 x 12in

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Humpbacks, Challenger Bank, Bermuda, March 2015, III

Andrew Stevenson

British/Canadian, b.1951

Archival inkjet print

2015

Collection of the artist

The vertical scars on the right-hand side of the fluke of this whale are likely to have been caused by lobster lines and traps. Stevenson estimates that half the whales he sees have entanglement scars. Humpbacks are curious and tactile animals and often rub their bodies against sargassum. Sadly, today this means that they also […]

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Picture of a Still Life on a Table

David Hockney

British, b. 1937

Acrylic on canvas

1965

One of the most important and prolific British artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, David Hockney is synonymous withthe flat planes and bright shades of his early paintings, which captured the sun-drenched idyll of 1960s California, epitomised by his Swimming Pool series (1963-67). Working in acrylic, these works emphasised the two-dimensional quality of the […]

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So That You Could Stay in this Place

Rachel Simons

b. 1986, British. Currently lives and works in Bermuda.

Site specific installation – embroidered fabric panel and accompanying film and audio works

2023

70 x 36 in. (embroidered panel)

Bermuda based British interdisciplinary artist Rachel Simons recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver (2023). Her studio works focus on the residue from British Colonial rule of Bermuda, that remain in the habits and practices of the island today. She says: “I work site-specifically in […]

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Sand and Sea, Bermuda

Owen Merton

New Zealand, 1887-1931

Watercolour

1922

Collection of Dr Paul M. Pearson

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Theatre Boycott, Upstairs Right

Robert Barritt

Bermudian (1927-2015)

Oil on board

1959

Collection of Bermuda National Gallery. Gift of the artist.

This painting addresses the events of the 1959 Theatre Boycott.Robert Barritt, a white Bermudian, often tackled difficult issuesrelated to poverty and social injustice in his work. A formerGovernment Senator and Minister of Community and CulturalAffairs, he demonstrated an affinity for working people of bothraces and a genuine empathy for the historically disadvantaged.He says: “Charles Lloyd […]

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Smith’s

Elizabeth Mulderig

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

Alice stumbles across the curmudgeonly Caterpillar sitting atop a large mushroom, smoking a hookah. When Alice explains that she no longer knows who she is – for she has changed size so many times since she woke up that morning – his parting advice to her is to eat the mushroom. “One side (of the […]

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Onion Spawn Study no. 12

Gherdai Hassell

Bermudian

Mixed Media

2023

16 x 12in

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