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Ebony G. Patterson and Helen Toomer April sees the opening of the 2024 Bermuda Biennial, sponsored by Bacardi Limited – BNG’s flagship exhibition and a critical platform for Bermuda’s art community. As a member of the International Biennial Association, the Bermuda National Gallery’s Bermuda Biennial represents the excellence of local contemporary art. The exhibition brings Bermudian artists the opportunity to engage
Voted by Readers of The Bermudian Magazine We are thrilled to announce that the Bermuda National Gallery has won two awards in The Bermudian magazine’s first ever Family Favourite Awards: Best Gallery/Museum for Kids, and Best Summer Camp! With free admission for the whole family generously made possibly by the Christian Humann Foundation, there has never been a better time
Artist Talk Thank you to everyone who joined us for the talk by London-based multi-media artist Rana Begum. As Charles Zuill wrote in his review of the lecture in the Royal Gazette, “Begum is a highly versatile artist, whose work is wide-ranging and yet identifiable as being uniquely Rana Begum. She is a painter, a printmaker, a sculptor, a creator
With Jon Legere It has been a busy summer of art making here at the Bermuda National Gallery as we continue to develop our series of artist-led masterclasses. Most recently, New York-based Bermudian artist Jon Legere led a multi-media collage workshop. Attendees explored techniques including collage, painting, image-transfer and gestural mark-making, encouraged by Jon to let loose and embrace the
October 2023 We will be opening two new exhibitions next month to celebrate Bermuda’s inaugural Art Month. Celebrations for Art Month, which is hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, sees events happening at cultural institutions across the island throughout the month of October, kicking off with an artist talk by Gherdai Hassell at the Bermuda National Gallery on October 1.
Dear BNG Community, Over the past five years I have had the honour of working for a tremendous organisation with an amazing group of people, from the Trustees and Staff to the volunteers, artists, members and donors. It has been a life-changing experience and, while I will miss the gallery and the team very much, I am also looking forward to
Rana Begum London-based multi-media artist Rana Begum currently has several works on display in Bermuda: No. 861, a series of etchings in Simplicity of Form: Unfolding Abstraction at BNG, and two sculptures which have recently been installed at the Hamilton Princess Hotel – No. 847, a folded grid in Jesmonite, and No. 1029, paint on powder-coated aluminium. Her work, which
School’s Out for Summer Over 75 students have taken part in BNG’s signature Art+Tech summer camp this summer. With the generous support of the Centennial Bermuda Foundation, we have been able to offer 34 bursary places and have worked with youth mentoring organisation Big Brothers Big Sisters Bermuda to offer 10 places for children in their programme. Students, age 11-14,
Dr Charles Zuill Last Saturday, twelve-time Bermuda Biennial artist and Founding BNG Trustee Dr Charles Zuill led a workshop on metalpoint drawing in the gallery. Charles, who is Bermuda’s only contemporary silverpoint artist, took participants through the process in which metalpoint drawings are made by dragging a silver rod or wire across a surface, prepared with gesso, depositing a thin layer of metal on the surface.
With Richard Sutton Thank you to everyone who joined us for the six-week charcoal drawing programme led by Richard Sutton. Classes, which took place in the gallery after hours, focused on figure drawing with both clothed and nude models. Richard shared an academic approach to charcoal drawing and the use of light and shadow. We had a great response from
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