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Online Student Exhibition

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 pop-up satellite education space across the road from Bermuda National Gallery, generously supported by Washington Properties.

Top: Digital painting by Angeline DeSilva, age 12. Above: students outside the BNG Pop Up Satellite Space in Washington Mall.

To celebrate, we have brought together a selection of student works created over the course of the summer in an online exhibition which will run though to the end of September.

Digital art making was a new to most of the students who attended the Art + Tech summer camp. The programme, which ran over the course of the summer, was divided in a series of different modules which allowed the children to focus on a specific area of interest. These included digital art fundamentals, animation, photo editing & collage and digital painting.

Digital photograph by Dezirae Darrell, age 12, produced as part of the BNG Art + Tech summer camp programme.

We will be launching a Drawing for Animation after school programme this fall. For further information email

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Summer Camp Portfolio

Art + Tech Programme

The students in the Bermuda National Gallery Art + Tech Summer Camp have been exploring a wide range of art making processes under the direction of education officer Louisa Bermingham

Using the exhibitions on display as a starting point for their projects, the students have been focusing on a variety of art making skills – from traditional techniques such as drawing, sculpture, printmaking and textiles to digital technologies such as stop motion animation and digital drawing, often fusing the two together.

Top: Lifesavers by Andy Warhol, 1986. Screen print, edition 135/190. 38 x 38 in. Clockwise from top left: Artworks by summer camp students Oscar Regan, Paige Pringle, Alexa Matthie and Rabun Tucker. Cover image: artwork by Alexandra Gray.

What’s Poppin’! Pop Art and Its Influence, currently on display in the Watlington Gallery, provided an introduction to the process of screen printing. Students created their own prints inspired by Lifesavers from Andy Warhol‘s iconic Ads Portfolio, reflecting his fascination with American advertising, consumerism and commercialism.

Top: Interactions Bermuda by Gherdai Hassell, 2020. Mixed media collage. 72 x120 x 6in. Clockwise from top left: Artwork by summer camp students Oscar Regan, Sarah Haziza, Oscar Davis and Rabun Tucker. 

Gherdai Hassell‘s Interactions Bermuda, currently on display in the Young Gallery as part of Let Me Tell You Something the 2020 Bermuda Biennial, served as a reference point for collage from which students created their own large scale mixed media portraits. 

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BNG Summer Camp

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Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Gallery 2020 Art + Tech Summer Camp. Join new education officer Louisa Bermingham for a summer of fun exploring a variety of art mediums and materials.

Students will develop new creative skills from traditional techniques such as drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and textiles to utilizing technology to create stop motion animation and digital drawing

The camp will be held in the Bermuda National Gallery, which will be closed to the public during the week, immersing the students in the exhibitions which will serve as the starting point for their projects.

The camp is open to children aged 11 to 14 years. The cost is $200 per week for BNG family members/ $250 per week for non members. Become a member today to advantage of the lower price. Bursaries are available for eligible students, please email for eligibility.

The camp runs from the 13th July to the 28th August. Booking is limited to one week per student. Click HERE to register!