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Arts & Culture

 
Look, listen, live
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) has created a show we call the National Exhibition, now on its eighth run. This year, the event that opened on December 15 and 17 2016 has also been installed at a satellite location – Antonius Robert...
 
 
Building regional allyship
One of the great joys and privileges of working in the art field is the necessity of travel to meet colleagues, see exhibitions, do studio visits and, most importantly, create the networks necessary to support our artists. In the Caribbean region, th...
 
 
Heavy crown to bear
We have hair that defies gravity, hair that reaches down to remind us of the earth we are a part of. We have skin that is the most fathomless, rich umber that absorbs sunlight, and also skin so bright it shines when the sun hits it. We are black wome...
 
 
The stretching of our culture
Goat skins stretched across wood; Flour mixed with water to make paste; Newspaper, sponges, cardboard pasted to make costumes; Faces obscured by masks, coverings. Cloth to hide the identity of the performer; Jump in, jump up subversion masquerade...
 
 
Unearthing
Colors are covering us in a suffocating noose of enslavement. As the nation retreats to its colored sides, leaving neighborhoods to rot with abandonment, we fall victim to the death of forgetting. The quickest way to kill our culture is to forget, to...
 
 
The Gall to speak
Bahamian women are often thought of as being outspoken, strong, ‘biggity’ – dare I say – and perhaps it is a result of this legacy of women who won’t suffer fools gladly, that has lead to women being painted in a less favorable light. But c...
 
 
Renewal opens at The Pro Gallery
U.S.-based Bahamian artist Omar Richardson returns to the University of The Bahamas (UB) in January to exhibit a selection of works from his 2011 series ‘Renewal.' The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, January 12 at The Pro Gallery located o...
 
 
Made in The Bahamas
We hear so often that not much comes from this country. There are no big manufacturing outfits, as there are in Jamaica, Trinidad and Haiti. There are no huge factories producing underwear; there are no artistic outlets like Carnival, as there are ...
 
 
December artwork of the month
‘Clay Oven’ seems to be a quiet watercolor, content to sit amongst the bright splashes of color from John Beadle, Jackson Burnside or Brent Malone. If you were unfortunate enough to have a flying visit to see ‘From Columbus To Junkanoo’, wher...
 
 
Civil engagement as culture
The lead story, “Create Dangerously”, in Edgwidge Danticat’s book of essays tells the story of François Duvalier, Papa Doc, bringing all the school children and the working community out to see the hanging of two young men. It was to set the ...
 
 
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