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Biennial Jurying

Ebony G. Patterson and Helen Toomer Last week we welcomed multimedia artist Ebony G. Patterson and art fair organiser Helen Toomer to Bermuda to jury the 2024 Bermuda Biennial. Over 200 individual artworks were submitted, from which the pair selected 33 to be displayed in the exhibition.  The jurors gave an insightful talk at the Bacardi headquarters for artists who

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Exhibition Opening

A Bermuda Interlude: Paintings by Owen Merton Thank you to everyone who braved the rain to join us for the Members’ Preview of A Bermuda Interlude: Paintings by Owen Merton. The exhibition, which is now on display in the Ondaatje Wing, presents a striking series of watercolours painted by New Zealand artist Owen Merton (1887-1931) in the year he spent

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Students Visit Wonderland

Schools Visit Interactive Exhibition Over 150 students have visited the Gallery to experience Elizabeth Mulderig’s Bermuda Wonderland since the exhibition opened this fall. Aimed at children and children-at-heart, Bermuda’s best-selling children’s author and illustrator depicts each of the island’s nine parishes through the lens of Alice in Wonderland in a series of large-scale paintings in which characters from Lewis Carroll’s

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A Sense of Belonging

Connection and Community in Bermuda Art Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of A Sense of Belonging: Connection and Community in Bermuda Art, curated by Dr. Edwin M.E. Smith. It was a fantastic evening. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, make sure to stop by! The exhibition brings together works by artists of Bermudian heritage,

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Celebrating Bermuda Art Month

Artist Talk and Live Music October saw the launch of Bermuda’s inaugural Art Month, hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, in a celebration of the arts at cultural institutions across the island. The opening event was held at BNG in collaboration with Gherdai Hassell who gave a talk about her practice in partnership with fellow former Bermuda Biennial artist Yesha

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Simple Acts, Big Impact

Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation Fundraiser As part of the closing celebrations for Simplicity of Form: Unfolding Abstraction, we collaborated with Kaleidoscope Art Foundation to display a series of artworks made by students aged 2 to 18 in their after-school programmes which were inspired by the exhibition.  The exhibition, which brought together an unparalleled selection of artwork from the Green family’s private collection, was the

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Bermuda Wonderland

Step into Elizabeth Mulderig’s World Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Bermuda Wonderland by Elizabeth Mulderig. It was a fantastic evening. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, make sure to stop by and see Bermuda as you’ve never seen it before.  Bermuda’s best-selling children’s author and illustrator depicts each of the island’s nine parishes

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We Need You

2024 Bermuda Biennial We invite all Bermudian artists and artists living in Bermuda, to submit work to the 2024 Bermuda Biennial, sponsored by Bacardi Limited. The exhibition, which has been showcasing the best of Bermuda art for over three decades, will be juried by Chicago based Jamaican multimedia artist Ebony G. Patterson and N.Y.C based art fair director Helen Toomer. 

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Fashion Illustration Course

With Lyn Winford The arrival of cooler weather has seen the start of our fall programming here at the Bermuda National Gallery, starting with the four-week fashion illustration course with multi-disciplinary designer Lyn Winford. Classes took in the place in the gallery over four evenings in September. The first week of the course saw Lyn walk participants through the process of constructing

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2024 Bermuda Biennial Jurors Revealed

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

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