DAF will mount an exhibition of selections from their Collection under the theme “The Art of Losing”; Doongalik Studios Art Gallery has attracted a mixture of nine artists who will exhibit inside the gallery as well as outside in the gardens in response to their theme “Inside/Outside Naturally”; Hillside House will exhibit the works of owner Antonius Roberts, along with Chantal Bethel, June Collie, Tyrone Ferguson, and Jessica Colebrooke’s ceramic students from the University of The Bahamas.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will curate a new permanent exhibition, “Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics” which reconsiders both the National Collection and local private collections in regards to the colonial gaze and post-colonial lives today, and features the work of over 20 artists; NPAA will once again curate a separate exhibition on the Popop grounds entitled “In the Beginning: Sketch and Build” with original drawings for the Genesis Junkanoo Organization’s 2016 season by Allan Pachino Wallace and Rick Albury, as well as installations by Juan Cartwright and Gino Rolle; and Popop Studios ICVA, in response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew last year, is geared to showcase “Popop Forever” featuring the phenomenal figure drawings of Master Abstract Artist-in-residence, Kendal Hanna, whilst tracing the history of the art space through the works of a group of artists in open studios.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership,” stated Transforming Spaces Secretary, Pam Burnside, “since The Bahamas is not promoted worldwide as an art destination, a trend that has been profitable for ages in other parts of the world. As the recipient of a prestigious UNESCO designation in 2014, the City of Nassau is primed for exposing an entirely new offering of Bahamian art. Without a doubt, the amazing talent of our Bahamian artists will resonate with the many millions of visitors to our shores.”