Opening March 2021 The Bermuda National Gallery is pleased to present I Am Because You Are, the first solo show by emerging Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell, which opens in March 2021. Driven by an exploration of her own ancestral heritage, the former Biennial artist examines the lasting impacts of slavery; re-imagining the identities of enslaved Bermudians in a series of striking portraits, installation and text inspired by historic photographs discovered in the Bermuda Archives. The multi-media exhibition merges photographic installation with portraiture in a meditation on time
We’re Hiring! Are you passionate about the arts and its role in our community? We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic individual to oversee the Bermuda National Gallery’s education programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to join the BNG team and support our mission and vision. We are looking for an educator who can work with a range of ages, from Early
BNG Open Online As matter of care for the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff amidst the growing concerns around the spread of Covid-19, our physical space is temporarily closed until further notice. However, BNG remains open online where we have launched a new exhibition as well as a public art project in Hamilton! We are closely
A Source of Inspiration A new exhibition, which was planned to open later this week before our temporary closure, is now open online. Curated by Alice Moniz as part of the Bermuda National Gallery internship programme, A Source of Inspiration: St Georges As Seen Through the Bermuda National Gallery Collection celebrates the old town’s unique place in Bermuda’s historic, contemporary and artistic landscape.
Interview with BNG Mentor Sami Lill When it comes to design “doing the safe thing is actually the most risky thing you can do” says Sami Lill, founder of award-winning Hamilton based creative agency Uber Super Duper. The creative director, who counts Sony and IKEA amongst his clients alongside numerous local businesses, stresses the importance of taking risks and connecting with people in order to stand
Free Poster with Purchase A limited number of BNG posters featuring Theatre Boycott Upstairs Right by Robert Barritt, 1959, will be given away with purchases of Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries recently published by Citizens Uprooting Racism Bermuda (CURB). Formally trained in fine art at Mt. Allison University, Robert Barritt exhibited frequently in Bermuda during the 1950s and 1960s. He ventured
BNG x Goslings Competition Artists and designers – both professional and amateur – were invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper in the first annual BNG x Goslings Annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Competition. Over 60 applications were received, which were judged blind to ensure a fair selection process. The selection committee included Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National
We Need Your Support Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of unity and giving. Recognizing that the relevance of art has never been more apparent than it is today, the Bermuda National Gallery remains deeply committed to supporting our island community, members and artists as these unprecedented times unfurl but we cannot do it without you. Unfortunately, the shelter in place
Winners Announced Congratulations to Jonathan Marc Boden and Kayley Gibbons, the winners of the inaugural BNG x Goslings annual holiday wrapping paper design competition. Artists and designers were invited to submit designs for a Black Seal inspired wrapping paper which will be produced and sold at the Goslings Dundonald Street wine shop and Front Street store. Over 60 applications were received, which were judged blind to ensure a fair selection process. The selection committee
BNG Lecture Series *Please note that the lecture has been postponed given the rise in Covid-19 cases and the increased regulations. The event will be rescheduled in the New Year.* This year marks 400 years since the first sitting of parliament in Bermuda. To celebrate, we will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta which has been generously gifted to
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