Returning Soon Thank you to everyone who attended our yoga classes over the course of the summer. We had a wonderful response. BNG’s popular weekly yoga series will return this fall, hosted again by Tiffany Paynter, two-time Bermuda Biennial artist, Sivananda Yoga teacher and co-founder of the Peace Within Prison Yoga Programme. Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases locally,
The Shadow Land Are you juggling remote learning? Why not pull the children away from the screen and bring them in to see The Shadow Land: Cape Dorset Prints from the Bacardi Collection. The exhibition focuses on prints produced by the first generation of full time artists based at Cape Dorset, in Canada’s Arctic territories, which is widely considered to
Gallery Open The Bermuda National Gallery provides a safe and welcoming space for contemplation in these trying times. Indeed, some doctors are prescribing museum visits to combat Covid-19 stress. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance. We have increased our cleaning regimen throughout the galleries and hand sanitizer is provided in each room. Masks
Art + Summer Camp Programme This summer, over 60 students attended the BNG Art + Tech summer camp programme. Under the direction of new Education Officer Rehana Packwood, students aged 11 to 14 explored a range of digital art making techniques, from animation and photography to digital painting and collage. Each armed with an Apple Pencil and iPad, students worked from a newly opened
Bermuda Arts Council Congratulations to BNG Alumni Gherdai Hassell, DaeLyn Saint-Surin and Naimah Frith, who have each received a 2021 Bermuda Arts Council student grant award. Bermuda Arts Council Chair, Ms. Jennifer Phillips said, “Each year, Bermuda Arts Council awards educational grants to students furthering their studies in all genres of the arts. The 2021 BAC student grant recipients represent
Dennis Joaquin Dear BNG Family, It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Dennis Joaquin this past week. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dennis on the Peaceful Art Protest Mural Project, a collaboration between the Bermuda National Gallery and the City of Hamilton, which took place here in the city in 2020.
Yesha Townsend Created for the Bermuda Festival, 8 Minute Delay is a series of poems dedicated to the sun, written and performed by Yesha Townsend, which she describes as a “re-mythologizing of the sun in respect to Bermudian culture”. The immersive experience was staged in the Bermuda National Gallery before a small audience and filmed for the Bermuda Festival, which this year
Interview with Otto Trott Otto Trott’s vibrant depictions of life in Bermuda capture both the beauty of the local landscape and our island’s unique cultural traditions. The artist can often be found painting en plein air or walking with a camera in hand, ready to photograph activities and events that he feels play an integral role in the patchwork of Bermuda’s cultural heritage – from the ritualistic dance of the Gombeys to the fishermen on the local dock – which he later works from in his studio.
With Titan Tours Titan Tours will be hosting the What’s In a Name Tour on Saturday, September 25 as part of their African Dispersion Cultural Tours. The tour will explore the history of naming enslaved people, and the lasting impacts that this has had on the Black community. Guests will be picked up from the steps of the City Hall
2022 Bermuda Biennial We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Bermuda Biennial. We have set up an online portal where you can download the entry guidelines and submit your application. This year we are introducing a $20 reduced application fee for students (under 25 with a valid student ID). The application fee for adults remains $40. This covers our
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