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Re-Examining History

Dr Kristy Warren and Ami Zanders Art allows us to tell our stories. Never was this more evident than in Embers, the first collaboration between academic Dr Kristy Warren and artist Ami Zanders.  The short film, which was produced for the 2022 Bermuda Biennial, layers animation, archival research, legend, symbolism, and poetry to explore the life of Sally Bassett. This

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A Year in Art

Looking Back at 2022 As we come to the close of 2022, it is incredible to look back and realise that this time last year we hadn’t yet opened The African Collection: Our People, Our Places, Our Stories, the first exhibition in what would become a banner year for the Bermuda National Gallery and a showcase for what is possible when

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Through the Lens

Teresa Kirby Smith Fine art photographer Teresa Kirby Smith settled in Bermuda over 10 years ago. Her photography practice is split into two distinct approaches: the Night Photographs – shot in black and white on medium format film, often using the moon as the only light source – and the Colour Photographs – which, by contrast, are shot on a

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City Art Fest 2022

Celebrating 100 Years of Art Happy City Art Fest 2022! What a fantastic event City Art Fest turned out to be! It was an amazing afternoon full of engaging artists, workshops, vendors and activities and we were blown away by the community turnout. We welcomed hundreds of families through the doors of City Hall & Arts Centre over the course

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Call for Volunteers

Join the BNG Family Volunteers are integral to the growth and ongoing work of the Bermuda National Gallery. Our volunteers bring skills and knowledge that complement and supplement those of the staff — their passion and insight enhance the work we do in every way. Presently, we have volunteers that serve as front desk hosts, event staff and that assist with exhibition

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MOKO Magazine

Special Bermuda Biennial 2022 Dispatch Issue 2022 of MOKO: New Vocabularies features a Special Bermuda Biennial 2022 Dispatch. The digital magazine, dedicated to Caribbean arts and letters, was co-founded by Richard Georges, the poetry juror for this year’s Biennial. The special dispatch presents a selection of art and poetry featured in the exhibition.   Of the Biennial, Andre Bagoo, MOKO’s Managing Editor, writes: “To help

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City Art Fest

December 11 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Bermuda National Gallery and the 70th anniversary of the Bermuda Society of Arts! Join us to celebrate this combined 100 years of art on Sunday, December 11, at the City Art Fest!  Come for an afternoon of gallery tours, workshops and live performances spanning art, poetry and music. Free activities for the whole family and free

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The Birdcage

By Jacqueline Alma Standing on the lawn outside the City Hall & Arts Centre is The Birdcage, a 2022 Bermuda Biennial artwork by Jacqueline Alma. The three birdcages were created as a way to encourage people to express their own version of Past, Present and Future in response to the theme of this year’s exhibition. People can choose where to stand

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Closing Celebrations

From Darkness to Light To celebrate the close of From Darkness to Light, artist Henry Ward gave a fascinating talk at the gallery last week, in which he discussedhis approach to portraiture, his techniques – which are inspired by the Old Masters – and the influence that Rembrandt has had on the development of his practice.  The artist also discussed his experience painting Her

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Biennial Film

Interview with the 2022 Bermuda Biennial Jurors Together with Method Media, we have produced a film to accompany the 2022 Bermuda Biennial, in which the jurors discuss their approach to curating the exhibition. The theme of this year’s Biennial, A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future., asked artists to reflect on the past two years and to imagine what the future might hold. This

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