Learning With Art

Student Grant Award Winners

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 Bermuda’s next generation of visual artists, graphic designers, filmmakers, dancers and theatre lighting designers. We congratulate the successful awardees, and look forward to following their artistic achievements.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gherdai Hassell, who exhibited in the 2020 Bermuda Biennial and whose first solo show is currently on display at BNG, received $5,000 towards her final year at the China Academy of Art where she is completing a Masters programme. DaeLyn Saint-Surin, an executive member of the BNG Youth Arts Council between 2015 and 2019, received $5,000 towards a degree in Graphic Design at St Lawrence College. Naimah Frith, who also exhibited in the 2020 Bermuda Biennial and has assisted on our Art + Tech summer camp programme for the past two years, won $10,000 towards completing her Masters in Teaching Fine Art at Kean University. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr the Hon. Ernest Peets, who opened Gherdai’s exhibition earlier this year, said, “We are incredibly pleased to be able to once again support a number of talented young Bermudians who are making such significant impacts in so many areas of the arts. I have had the opportunity to view some of the creative works and talents of some of our recipients. And I can truly say that Bermuda’s culture and arts are alive and thriving with this next generation of innovative, young creatives.”

dr ernest peetes minister for youth culture and sport bermuda
Top: Bermuda Arts Council Chair Jennifer Phillips (left) with artist Gherdai Hassell (centre) and Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson, Director of the Bermuda Department of Culture (right). Above: Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr the Hon Earnest Peets at the opening of Gherdai Hassell’s exhibition at BNG.