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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
February 2015 — Volume 9 Issue 2—
2— HAPPY VALENTINE’S!
20 Village Road Open Mon - Wed 10am – 4pm / Sat 9am—1pm

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PROMOTING THE VISION: ”By the Year 2020 more visitors will be attracted to The Bahamas by Bahamian Art,
Culture and Heritage than by sun, sand and sea.”

‘FROM WITHIN’ WOOD ART EXHIBITION OPENS ON SUNDAY
The work of three emerging wood artists, Robin Hardy, David
McGorrin, and Jeremy Delancy, will be highlighted at their
Doongalik Studios’ Exhibition Opening on Sunday, February
22nd, 2015 from 3-6pm. All three artists specialize in woodturning and between them have over 40 years of experience in
the art.
The artists have decided to bring together their respective talents into one show entitled, “From Within”. The name alludes
not only to the beauty that lies within a tree but also the talent,
skills and vision that is within each artist.

WOOD ARTISTS (left to right) JEREMY DELANCY,
ROBIN HARDY AND DAVE MCGORRIN

The primary purpose of the show is to expose the audience to
the idea that wood is an excellent artistic medium with multiple
properties far beyond what its normal function. Another purpose is to pay homage to the ancient craft of woodturning
which was invented by the ancient Egyptians and has grown
far beyond its humble beginnings. Woodturning artisans produce high end fine art worthy of display in any home or gallery,
as will be evidenced during the Exhibition. The artists use
native woods in abundance from trees that have been salvaged following storms or from ‘development’ sites forming
them from trash into treasure - works of art that display the
beauty within.
This show is a first for all three artists and they are very excited to display their talent to collectors, artists and the general
public as is Gallery owner, Pam Burnside, who states
“Doongalik is once again pleased to be providing the venue to
expose the work of these extremely talented artists. This will
be the first time that the Gallery has exhibited an all-wood
show so we are similarly enthused!”
The Exhibition will be on display until March 13.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
‘FROM WITHIN’ WOOD EXHIBITION
UPCOMING SHOWS & TS 2015
CREATIVE NASSAU

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UPCOMING SHOWS
The Gallery‘s calendar of events is filling up:
MARCH
Thursday, 19 —Sunday, 22
Transforming Spaces 2015. Tickets are
now available from Doongalik & NAGB
APRIL
Katerina Vanderlip Watercolour Exhibition
Sunday 19 Mad Hatter’s
Tea Party—Fundraising
event
MAY
Exhibition by Nastassia
Pratt & Friends
JUNE
Allan Pratt Art Exhibition

Only
one
month away,
the
popular
Transforming
Spaces
art
tour via bus,
which is Nassau’s most acclaimed visual
arts event, will
feature
six
stops this year
including The
D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Doongalik Studios,
Hillside House, Liquid Courage, the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas and The Pro
Gallery at Popop Studios! Tickets are now on
sale at $35 at Doongalik Studios and NAGB.
There will be a Lecture Series at the NAGB
on Thursday, March 18 from 5-9 pm and an
Opening Party at Hillside House on Friday,
20 from 7.30—10.30 pm leading up to the
tour days on Saturday and Sunday, March 21
and 22. There will be a morning and afternoon tour on Saturday and one morning tour
on Sunday.

This year’s event is open-themed. Doongalik
Studios will be curated by Holly Bynoe who
NEW TV SERIES ‘FACES’ LAUNCHED AT DOONGALIK will present In Situ, showcasing the works of
Samita Ferguson (right) the creator of this new television John Beadle, Leanne Russell, Kareem Mortiseries which “meets people right where they are”, hosted mer, Natalie Willis, Toby Lunn and Khia Poitinvited guests to a preview evening this month. Doongalik is ier.
proud to have been one of the first interviewees. Stay tuned
for the premiere date for this exciting series—another indica- This year’s collaborative project focuses on
tion of how young Bahamians are making positive things hap- issues that are common and central to the
individual artist’s practice and development.
pen! Congratulations Samita!

This includes responding to burdens of representation, place, legibility, experiences, and
various kinds of real and imagined cultural
phenomena.
Using Doongalik as a laboratory, the artists
will work on several site-specific projects that
consider the space, its history and occupied
grounds in tandem with their practices. Mediums supported will include painting, sound
art, video and experimental film, mixed media
assemblages, and installation.

TRANSFORMING SPACES 2015—THE ARTISTS:
John Beadle was born in the Bahamas in 1964 and grew up on
the island of New Providence where he presently lives and works.
Beadle is a multi-discipline artist whose range spans painting,
printmaking, sculpture, installation, earthworks and the festival
arts. He has been instrumental in transforming the contemporary
Bahamian art landscape by forming art collectives and working
toward a creolization of fine art practices. Beadle holds a BFA and
a MFA. degree in painting from The Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art of Temple University, respectively..

The next CN Market will be held on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
in Pompey Square from 9am—5.30 pm. Please come out
and spend some time with us!

Toby Lunn was born in Nassau and acquired his associate degree at the College of the Bahamas in 1991 and his BFA at the
Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. His current medium is
painting and his style veers towards abstraction. He lives and
works in New Providence.
Kareem Mortimer is a Bahamian filmmaker. He has written, directed and edited experimental films and has won five international awards. This year, his most recent short film, “Passage”,
has won five awards, made its television premiere on Afropop and
won an African Movie Academy Award. Kareem is an alumnus of
both Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab and Berlinale
Talents, and is currently developing his third and fourth features,
“Cargo” and “Priceless” simultaneously.

CN is proud to announce the launch of their weekly radio
broadcast on Island FM 102.9 in March, hosted by Patti and
Pam….check our website and facebook pages for date and
time!

CN Founding members, Pam Burnside and Patti Glinton
Meicholas were guests of host Amanda Coulson (centre)
airing on the February 18 edition of the BLANK CANVAS
Khia Poitier is a young artist and designer from Nassau, BahaGuardian Radio Show 96.9… you can also log on to the stamas. A recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she
tion’s web page to listen to a re-broadcast of the session!
received her BFA in Illustration with an additional concentration in
Gender, Sexuality + Race studies through the institution’s History
Philosophy and Social Sciences Department. In her personal practice, Khia makes work that deals primarily with issues of identity,
drawing heavily from her life experiences, as well as historical
events. Khia’s work spans the realms of painting, collage, animation and digital media. She currently lives and works in Nassau as
Project Coordinator and Communications Strategist forThe Current at Baha Mar Ltd.
Leanne Russell was born and grew up on the small island of
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. A product of “cay life”, she was raised in
an enclave where ideologies differ drastically from anywhere else
in The Bahamas. As an artist, she approaches subjects with the
goal of conveying this same beautiful naiveté. She has developed
her style incorporating a mixture of watercolour, oil and acrylic
techniques. With a diversified background in fine art, fashion and
marketing, Russell is driven by an intrinsic creative fibre.
Natalie Willis is a Bahamian-British artist and researcher working
between The Bahamas and the U.K., between the two places from
which her cultural knowledge of herself originates. The idea of
positioning — geographically, within a hierarchy, within a system,
within one’s self — is an underlying idea that she explores within
her practice.
Holly Bynoe is a visual artist, writer and curator from St. Vincent
and the Grenadines. Bynoe is the Founding Director of ARC
Magazine, the premiere visual art and culture publication focusing
on contemporary visual art created throughout the Caribbean and
its diaspora. She is a graduate of Bard College International Center of Photography where she earned an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies.

CN is happy to be presenting to almost 50 teachers at a Ministry of Education Art Teachers’ Workshop on February 18
and 19 at GHS. Presenters included Pam Burnside, and
(left—right) Coconut Fibre artist, Troy Nixon, Straw artisan
Judy Rolle, and Coconut Palm artisan Perry ‘Jungle’ Prosa
(Perry’s photo courtesy Rosemary C. Hanna). This event is in preparation for a student summer school straw project in July.