On Curating the Exhibition Installation is currently underway for the 2022 Bermuda Biennial A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future. The exhibition, which celebrates the best of Bermuda’s contemporary art, opens to the public on June 11. Putting together the finishing touches to the exhibition provides the opportunity to reflect on the jurying process, which took place in March when Claire
Biennial Coming Soon The doors to the gallery are temporarily closed as we work on the installation of the 2022 Bermuda Biennial. The exhibition, which is sponsored by Bacardi Limited, provides a platform for the best of contemporary Bermuda art and opens to the public on Saturday, June 11. Invitations to the Members’ Opening have been sent out. If you have not received an
The African Collection The African Collection: Our People, Our Places, Our Stories closes on May 28. The striking exhibition showcases the Bermuda National Gallery’s permanent collection of African art, which consists of 37 works, representing 22 peoples from 12 countries in sub-Saharan west Africa, which range from ritual sculpture to masks, functional objects and textiles. On display alongside the collection is
On Testing Boundaries There are only a few days left to see Testing Boundaries: In the Studio with Nancy Valentine and Christina Hutchings, which closes on Saturday, May 21. As it wraps, we caught up Christina Hutchings to discuss working on the exhibition and the impact that it has had on her understanding of both her mother’s work and her
BNG Art+Tech 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 needs based scholarships for the Art+Tech Summer Camp programme. This year, the Art+Tech programme, which has been running since 2009, is open to 15 students per week. They will be based
Portraits by Henry Ward From Darkness to Light: Portraits by Henry Ward, curated by Dr Charles Zuill, is now open in the Watlington Room. The exhibition presents a selection of portraits that capture key figures in Bermuda’s diverse communities. From Ruth Thomas MBE, founding trustee of the Bermuda National Gallery and the first Bermuda Cultural Affairs Officer, to Alan Burland, co-founder
Nancy Valentine and Christina Hutchings Testing Boundaries: In the Studio with Nancy Valentine and Christina Hutchings will be closing on Saturday, May 21. The exhibition looks at the work of a mother and daughter, whose lives and studio practices intertwined, and who each forged a unique path as women and as interdisciplinary artists. The exhibition grew from an interview that we did with
Support BNG and KBB Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living by Meredith Andrews has won in the 37th Association of Photographers’ (AOP) Open Awards. The exhibition, which was produced by the Bermuda National Gallery in collaboration with Keep Bermuda Beautiful, won Silver in the Project category, which was judged by Jenny Ricketts, Trustee, Martin Parr Foundation and Isabelle Von
Coming Soon From Darkness to Light: Portraits by Henry Ward opens to the public on Tuesday, May 10. The exhibition, which is curated byDr Charles Zuill, captures key figures in Bermuda’s diverse communities. Having honed his craft for over 20 years, Henry Ward’s approach to portraiture is inspired by techniques developed over the centuries by the Old Masters “in whose works light represented the
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