Celebrating 100 Years of Art
Happy City Art Fest 2022!
What a fantastic event City Art Fest turned out to be!
It was an amazing afternoon full of engaging artists, workshops, vendors and activities and we were blown away by the community turnout. We welcomed hundreds of families through the doors of City Hall & Arts Centre over the course of the afternoon and the building and galleries were alive with creativity. Whether it was scavengers hunts throughout the galleries, workshops for kids and adults, talks by artists sharing their processes, or impactful performances by our islands poet’s and performers, there was an engagement with art that was truly inspiring.
On behalf of the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Art, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you who helped make the City Art Fest 2022 a success. That includes all those who joined us on the day, the generosity of the artists and vendors who shared their skills, experiences artwork and products with the community, all of the volunteers many of whom started and ended their day helping out and to organizer Amy Murray for bringing the vision to life and managing all the details.
The event would not have been possible with the generous support of the Christian Humann Foundation and the City of Hamilton for working with us to make this a success through sponsorship as well as support from their team.
Peter Lapsley, Executive Director
A number of free art workshops for all ages took place throughout the day across the two galleries. Louisa Bermingham led an interactive mixed media workshop, Dr Charles Zuill taught silverpoint drawing, Meredith Andrews led an ocean plastics photography workshop, Richard Sutton taught charcoal drawing, Corrina Rego ran a sea plastics art workshop, Seth de Roulet taught photography and Abi Box ended the day with a collage workshop.
Meet the Artists
From live art by Dr Edwin Smith, the Bermuda Plein Air Group, Amanda Temple and Jacqueline Alma, to artist talks by Graham Foster, John Gardner and Charlie Godet Thomas, to poetry readings and live music by Joy T. Barnum, there was something to take in at every corner of the City Hall & Arts Centre.
There was something for every member of your family at the City Art Fest, including a bouncy castle, free face painting, a 360 photobooth and prizes to be won in the City Hall & Arts Centre-wide scavenger hunt, as well as free bespoke cookies by Tuck Shop featuring artworks from the 2022 Bermuda Biennial.
Food and Drink
Alongside all the the activities, there were a host of vendors on site, from local artists and artisans to craft beer by Bermuda Craft Brewing, vegan food by Alkaline Triangle, cocktails and mocktails by Mixyz Bermuda and hot chocolate, popcorn and more from Jazzy Treats.
Thank you to all the BNG and BSoA volunteers, along with all the participating artists, vendors, performers and sponsors who made the City Art Fest 2022 possible!
Christian Humann Foundation | City of Hamilton
Graham Foster | John Gardner | Tuck Shop | Burrows Lightbourn
Patrina “Power Girl” O’Connor | Gorham’s Ltd | Stationery Store | BUEI | Bermuda Blueprinting | Mailboxes | Ad Hoc | Pembroke Paint
Corrina Rego | Richard Sutton | Bermuda Plein Air Group | Amanda Temple and Jacqueline Alma | Charles Zuill | Louisa Bermingham | Jahbarri Wilson | Edwin Smith | Meredith Andrews | Graham Foster | John Gardner | Charlie Godet Thomas | Seth de Roulet | Abi Box
Venetia Furbert | Catherine Hay | Jessica Lightbourne | Liana Nanang | Ajala Omodele | Andrea Olivia Ottley | Tiffany Paynter | Charlie Godet Thomas | Joy T Barnum | Yassine Chentouf
Day Rosia | Indigo Song | Knotty Gal | Bermuda Garden Gnome | Longtail Furniture | Strange Bird | Umami Spice | Wild Herbs and Plants of Bermuda | Bermuda Bookstore | Rebecca Little Jewellery | J & B’s Wood Fired Pizza | Alkaline Triangle | Jazzy Treats | Bermuda Craft Brewing | MIXYZBDA | Interactive Entertainment | Rachel Antonition Face Painting | Bermuda Rentals | Flowers by GiMi | RYL Rentals