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Par-La-Ville Sculpture Park

The doors to the Bermuda National Gallery remain temporarily closed in line with current Covid-19 regulations but you can enjoy a range of free, public artworks from the BNG Collection on display in the City of Hamilton

Why not pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in the peaceful surroundings of 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.

Top: Student by Jonothan Mhondorohuma (Zimbabwean, 1974). Springstone. Collection of the Bermuda National Gallery. Gift of Dusty Hind and Barbara O’Shaughnessy.
Above: Birds Of Flight by George Gach (Hungarian, 1909 – 1996). Stainless Steel. Collection of the Bermuda National Gallery. Gift of John Hinson Young II and Nelga Vivian Young.

The majority of the sculptures on display are part of the John Hinson Young II and Nelga Young Collection which was gifted to the BNG by the former owners of the Lantana Cottage Colony in Somerset.

The artworks formed part of the “museum without walls” which the Youngs made so popular with visitors to their property. It was their wish that the sculptures in the collection be displayed publicly in the City of Hamilton so that they may be shared and enjoyed by future generations of Bermudians and visitors as they were at Lantana.

Jeté by Enzo Plazzotta (Italian, 1921 – 1981). Bronze, edition 4/9. Collection of the Bermuda National Gallery. Gift of John Hinson Young II and Nelga Vivian Young.

The sculptures, along with existing pieces in the BNG’s collection also on display in the park, form part of Bermuda’s National Sculpture Collection

Looking to entertain little ones? Click here to download a free copy of our kids’ activity booklet before you go. It provides a fun, educational tour of the sculpture park for children and even encourages them to have a go at designing their own sculpture. 

Click the image above to download the free children’s activity booklet.