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Creativity and Connection

Jahbarri Wilson Driven by instinctive mark making, Jahbarri Wilson’s mixed media practice takes in both fine art and fashion. The self-taught artist, who last year launched Become A Collector – a range of limited-edition sweaters accompanied by original artworks, first began exhibiting his artwork in 2020 after returning to Bermuda following a number of years spent living and working in

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An Ode to Mami Wata in Bermuda

Judith Aidoo-Saltus Standing at over 7ft tall, Vocable #2: The Veneration of Mami Wata (aka Mother Water), whose Ecstatic Beauty and Celestial Power is Made Most Manifest as She Bestrides both Atlantic and Time, (Re)Presented in Bermuda, August 2020 by greets visitors as they enter the 2022 Bermuda Biennial. Of her Biennial work, which pays respect to the powerful African

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Rehana Packwood

Meet the BNG Team Get to know the team behind the 2022 Best of Bermuda Award. As a small but nimble team of five staff, we all wear many hats. Our membership has grown over the past year and with a relatively new team in place we thought that we would introduce ourselves to you. In celebration of being named Best Museum we

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richard clive saunders

Documenting Life in Africa

Richard Saunders Swapping a successful freelance photographic career for a role as a foreign correspondent for the US government, in 1967 Richard Clive Saunders (Bermudian, 1922-1987) became International Editor for Topic, a magazine published by the United States Information Agency (USIA), now the Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs bureaus within the US State Department. Topic ran from 1965 to 1994

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A Poetic Response

2022 Bermuda Biennial Amidst the vibrant artworks gracing the walls in the 2022 Bermuda Biennial stand three custom built tables. Step closer and you will see that each one displays a selection of poems, marking the first time that the medium has been included in the exhibition and providing Bermuda’s vibrant community of writers with a new platform.  The selection was overseen

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Lara Hetzel

Meet the BNG Team Get to know the team behind the 2022 Best of Bermuda Award. As a small but nimble team of five staff, we all wear many hats. Our membership has grown over the past year and with a relatively new team in place we thought that we would introduce ourselves to you. In celebration of being named Best Museum we

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Celebrating 100 Years of Bermuda Art

City Hall & Arts Centre Standing proudly in the heart of Hamilton, the City Hall & Arts Centre is the epicentre of the arts in Bermuda. The building, which was built by Will Onions in the late 1950s, provides a sanctuary amidst the bustle of the island’s only city. Housing both the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts,

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Jennifer Phillips

Meet the BNG Team Get to know the team behind the 2022 Best of Bermuda Award. As a small but nimble team of five staff, we all wear many hats. Our membership has grown over the past year and with a relatively new team in place we thought that we would introduce ourselves to you. In celebration of being named

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Public Art Installation

By Jacqueline Alma Situated on the East Lawn of City Hall & Arts Centre, The Birdcage by Jacqueline Alma provides the first stop in the 2022 Bermuda BiennialA New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future.  The installation references the Birdcage, a Bermuda landmark situated at the corner of Front Street and Queen Street in Hamilton. The structure takes it name from Geoffrey

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Eve Godet Thomas

Meet the BNG Team Get to know the team behind the 2022 Best of Bermuda Award. As a small but nimble team of five staff, we all wear many hats. Our membership has grown over the past year and with a relatively new team in place we thought that we would introduce ourselves to you. In celebration of being named

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