Louisa Bermingham As the school year draws to a close, we are thrilled to welcome Louisa Bermingham onboard as the Bermuda National Gallery Education Officer. The artist, who trained in textile design before doing a Masters of Art in education, currently teaches art at Paget Primary and sits on the Education Ministry’s Art Curriculum Revising Committee. Louisa will split her
Ways Of Seeing Michael Walsh is a contemporary artist whose engaging mixed media artworks, which often incorporate an element of performance, ask the visitor to respond and participate. The artist, who lectures at the Bermuda College, has exhibited in the Bermuda Biennial a total of eight times – six alone and twice as a member of the Centipede Art Movement,
The BNG team share their favourite pieces Art can comfort, encourage us to question and help us to concentrate on the present moment in the midst of trying times. The BNG team talk through the artworks that mean the most to them and present the pieces hanging in their own homes which are seeing them through these tumultuous times. Gary
In conversation with Gherdai Hassell The Art Affects is a new podcast by 2020 Bermuda Biennial artist Gherdai Hassell which aims to amplify the artwork and voices of artists of the African diaspora. For her first interview, Gherdai caught up with fellow Bermuda Biennial artist NOBODY. The artist, who has been creating artwork under the pseudonym since 2018 in order to express
Black Lives Matter There are times in each generation when collective action generates fundamental change. Where injustice is recognised and acted upon and the outcomes move our society forward to a better, more just position. It is with a great deal of hope that our community came together this past weekend to protest systemic injustices on communities of colour in the largest
Mexico, mezcal and the meaning of home Antoine Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work combines photography, sculpture, painting and film making. He has exhibited in the Bermuda Biennial 12 times. His 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork This Is Not A Home is a reflection upon his nomadic lifestyle which has seen him relocate his place of residence 19 times. We
Draw with your favourite authors Whilst we all adjust to the new normal, the pandemic is proving particularly challenging for children who are isolated at home and missing both their friends and the routine of school. Two of the most celebrated children’s authors have come to the rescue with initiatives to provide a little light relief from the daily cycle
Titus Kaphar The cover of the latest issue of TIME magazine is a painting by American artist Titus Kaphar entitled Analogous Colours which shows George Floyd’s mother holding him a baby, in which he has been cut out of the canvas to depict her loss. The painting references the calls that Floyd repeatedly made out to his deceased mother as he succumbed
Jayde Gibbons Jayde Gibbons is a self-taught photographer. Her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork All The Kings Men is part of an ongoing series My Negus For Real (MNFR) that showcases black Bermudian men. She says of her work ‘The goal for MNFR is to instill a sense of pride and purpose using photography by showcasing the everyday beauty of my people.’ In
Richard Saunders Shown here is a selection of photographs by Bermudian photojournalist Richard Saunders (1922-1987) which were exhibited at BNG in 2011 in a retrospective of his work, and which now reside in the permanent collection of the Bermuda National Gallery. As we collectively respond to the exposed systemic injustices so terribly familiar to communities of colour, it is especially challenging
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