Catherine White London based artist and interior designer Catherine White, who was born and raised in Bermuda, credits “looking back from afar” with bestowing her a unique perspective on our island’s natural beauty. Catherine worked for the renowned British architect Norman Foster – the mind behind The Gherkin, one of London’s most recognisable landmarks – before setting up her own
Art & Tech Summer Camp Recognizing the importance of art education in developing critical thinking skills, confidence and teamwork, Bermuda National Gallery with the generous support of Centennial Bermuda Foundation are offering 35 full bursaries for public school students with financial need to attend the BNG Art & Tech summer camp. To ensure that as many students as possible have
Illusion & Abstraction To accompany Illusion & Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape, we have produced a free children’s activity booklet which explores the different ways in which artists have both reflected and refracted the local landscape. Click here to download the free activity booklet, aimed at children age 10 to 14, which examines perspective, the effects of light and shade and
John David Kelly Currently on display for the first time is one of our most recent acquisitions, Untitled by John David Kelly (Canadian, 1862-1958). Painted circa 1893, it is believed that the painting depicts Bermuda, distinguished by the dark cedar tree to the right. Consultation with both the National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermudian Heritage Museum confirmed it as such with evidence suggesting that that the two men depicted are Bermudian, identified by the “the tool (scythe)
Win $300 of Prizes Whilst the events of the past year have been incredibly challenging, they have given us the opportunity to expand our reach beyond the four walls of the gallery with upgrades to our digital offering and an expansion of our public art programme. It has also given us the time to take stock of where we are and where we
Saturday, May 15 To celebrate the re-opening of the gallery, we are inviting BNG members to join guest curator Mitchell Klink this Saturday, May 15 for a tour of Illusion & Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape. Tours will be taking place at 10.30am and 12.30pm. Numbers are limited to 10 per group and tickets, which are free of charge, must be booked in advance. Click here to RSVP. Please note that this is open to BNG
I Am Because You Are In I Am Because You Are Gherdai Hassell creates a deliberate, living relationship with historic materials, fusing past, present and future in a celebration of resilience. In so doing, she gives a voice back to those who were silenced, reminding us that “Black people as the descendants of the slave trade exist more as a human
Christina Hutchings and Nancy Valentine In Illusion and Abstraction: Capturing the Landscape, two artworks – Quarry in Warwick and Modern House on North Shore – sit side by side, united in their distillation of the Bermuda landscape into a study of shape, colour and form. Despite being created over 60 years apart and in very different mediums – the first
In Her Own Words Driven by an exploration of her own heritage, in I Am Because You Are, Gherdai Hassell examines the lasting impacts of slavery: re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, poetry and installation inspired by the Bermuda Slave Registers and historic photographs in the Bermuda Archives. To accompany the exhibition we have produced a film
Rehana Packwood Rehana Packwood recently joined the BNG team as our new Education Officer. Rehana recently returned home to Bermuda from London, where she was completing a Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries at Kings College. Having spent several years teaching in both England and Japan, Rehana brings a fresh perspective to our arts education programming. Passionate about digital art,
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