In Remembrance

Dennis Joaquin

Dear BNG Family,

It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Dennis Joaquin this past week. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dennis on the Peaceful Art Protest Mural Project, a collaboration between the Bermuda National Gallery and the City of Hamilton, which took place here in the city in 2020.

To say that his passion for life and art was something we should all aspire to doesn’t fully capture who he was. Whilst I only knew him briefly, his was an energy that led me to think that we would have many more opportunities to work together, and I looked forward to those experiences to come.

He was not only kind, committed and passionate about the many projects he was working on, but he was also a creative talent. It is very sad to learn of his passing, but the joy and art that he brought to the world will leave those who saw it a little brighter, and that is a truly special gift.

His family have asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dennis’ name may be made to PALS.


Peter Lapsley

Executive Director, Bermuda National Gallery

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Dennis Joaquin (left) photographed with Thomas Smith, Angelo Burgess and William Leman, along with Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling and BNG Executive Director Peter Lapsley at the unveiling of the Peaceful Art Protest murals in Hamilton in February 2021.