Gherdai Hassell The Bermuda National Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Gherdai Hassell. I Am Because You Are opens to the public on Friday, March 12. In 2019, the former Bermuda Biennial artist uncovered a family tree which traced her lineage back eight generations from Bermuda via St Kitts to Africa, where her ancestor was captured and enslaved. Driven by
Andrea Sundt Open water has always captivated Bermuda-based Norwegian artist Andrea Sundt. Her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork Sometimes I Was A Woman explores the complexities of what it means to be a woman today. A triptych of a sweeping wave elegantly carved into paper and mounted on reflective mylar, it encourages the viewer to step in closely, revealing their own reflection and creating an intimate experience with the work. In contrast, her 2016 Bermuda Biennial artwork Obligation, Constraint was
The Art of You To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we held an exclusive day of communion and connection for The Art of You community at the Bermuda National Gallery. The day began with an artist led tour of I Am Because You Are. Gherdai Hassell led the group through an intimate look at her first solo exhibition,
Gherdai Hassell Please note that this event is now fully booked. We will be streaming it live on the BNG instagram account – follow along @bermuda_nationalgallery. A recording of the talk will be shared the BNG website and across the Department of Culture’s media channels at a later date. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know
Spring Exhibitions We have two new exhibitions opening next week. Sadly we are unable to have an opening party given the restrictions limiting the gathering of people to 25. We will instead be hosting a small evening event for those directly involved in the exhibitions. We will, however, be open exclusively for member previews on Saturday 6th from 10am to 2pm and from
Spring Semester Classes for the Bermuda National Gallery Youth Arts Council resume this Saturday, 27th February. Led by artist and educator Sarai Hines, the free programme, which is aimed at students age 13 to 17, provides teens with opportunities for creative and independent thinking by engaging with the arts and culture of today. Students explore the topics of the day
Governor Lalgie and Mayor Gosling We welcomed several special guests to Bermuda National Gallery this week. Governor Rena Lalgie, who made history when she became Bermuda’s first Black and first female Governor at the end of last year, was welcomed by BNG Chairman Gary Phillips and Executive Director Peter Lapsley when she and her husband Jacob Hawkings came in for
The Power of Performance Art Centipede Art Movement is a grass roots collaborative conceived by staff and students at the Bermuda College. The guerilla movement, which was founded in 2014, aims to promote contemporary Bermudian art and create a space for local artists to work together. With a focus on performance art, Centipede Art Movement aspires to disrupt what it
Alice Moniz Our most recent exhibition, A Source of Inspiration: St George’s as Seen Through the Bermuda National Gallery Collection, was curated by Alice Moniz as part of the BNG Internship Programme. For the history of art graduate, who will shortly be going on to a second internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the exhibition marked the culmination of a 3 month placement in which she shadowed the BNG team in
Katie Ewles Katie Ewles refers to her 2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork Becoming as “a collection of individual experiences”, describing it as “a catalyst for people to safely connect, to feel part of something; to interact with people beyond the boundaries of space, time and six feet”. The installation, which has taken on new meaning in the context of the pandemic, looks at the relationship between our individual and
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