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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
June 2015 — Volume 9 Issue 66- HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
20 Village Road Open Mon - Wed 10am – 4pm / Selected Sats 9am—1pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:doongalikart@batelnet.bs
Website: www.doongalik.com ▪ We are also on Facebook—facebook.com/doongalik
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.”

ALLAN PRATT’S “HIS-STORY“ OPENING PHOTOS—on display until July 4

Allan Pratt is a self-taught Bahamian Artist. At a very early
age, he studied the works of well-known Bahamian artists
such as Eddie Minnis, Brent Malone and Chan Pratt.
After achieving a Special Credit in his G.C.E. ‘A’ Level Art in
high school, he put his art aside to pursue a career as a
Pastry Chef where he also displays his God given artistic
talents in his Ice and Fruit Carvings and his Chocolate,
Bread and Pastillage show pieces. Although he has become one of the country’s best Pastry Chefs, he has never
lost his unwavering love for art.
“HIS-STORY” features paintings of well-known historic buildings and street scenes as well as charcoal drawings depicting ‘the family’. The title of the show and the artworks were
chosen to remind us, as a nation, from ‘whence we came’.
Allan desire through his art is to encourage us to return to
those more peaceful times when we were “our brother’s
keeper” so that we might heal as a nation in light of the
crime situation in our country today.
Allan works predominantly with oil paint which allows him
the freedom to blend and mesh colors to achieve his desired
results. Recently, however, clients have been requesting
charcoal portrait drawings and paintings. His art can be
found in the private collection of several prominent Bahamian Collectors and also private clients in Orlando and Fort
Lauderdale.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
‘HIS-STORY’ OPENING PHOTOS
ART SUPPLY DRIVE 2015
CREATIVE NASSAU

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THE ART SUPPLY DRIVE STUDENT EXHIBITION IS NOW ON AT THE NAGB—Please come by
to view and purchase the students’ artworks. More information and photos can be found on the
ASD facebook pages—like them and donate to the cause! THANK YOU!

ASD’s hardworking coordinators,
Orchid Burnside / Corinne Lampkin

THE CITY OF NASSAU IS REPRESENTED AT THE 9TH ANNUAL UNESCO CREATIVE
CITIES NETWORK MEETING IN KANAZAWA, JAPAN— see more photos on facebook
Upcoming 70th anniversary of UNESCO and the new UCCN website, due to be launched by mid-June.
Mr Moss, acting as Mayor of the City of Nassau, participated in the
Mayor’s Roundtable Discussion and highlighted the work of the
Downtown Nassau Partnership aimed at enhancing the City’s offerings by creating and promoting more creative experiences for the
visitor and local patrons in the city centre.

The Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network was
held May 25-28 in Kanazawa, Japan, and the City of Nassau was
represented by Bahamian delegates: Pamela Burnside, President
of Creative Nassau, and Gevon Moss of the Downtown Nassau
Partnership. During the conference, the Nassau delegation placed
a bid to host the 2017 Meeting in Nassau, in competition with Brazil, Paris and Italy. The results will be relayed to the Network
within a few months.

“If we win the bid, the meeting will attract hundreds of persons to
Nassau which would certainly provide a boost to our tourism industry and give us a chance to expose our arts and crafts tradition
to the world,” Mrs Burnside said. She described the conference as
“an amazing experience. The opportunity to interact with sister
cities of the Network clearly emphasized how creativity can very
easily become the third pillar of The Bahamas’ economy. It can
provide not only considerable economic activity for Bahamians,
but also offer the unique gamut of creative Bahamian enterprises
to stimulate the visitors’ and the local residents’ experience of the
country.”
The prestigious conference drew the attendance of 143 delegates
from 32 different cities from around the world. The gathering gave
Mrs Burnside and Mr Moss an opportunity to introduce the City of
Nassau and the Creative Nassau organization to their counterparts, discuss individual and mutual challenges and opportunities
with fellow delegates as well as participate in the planning of the

“The DNP’s position has always been that a city has to not only
improve its infrastructure and capital improvements, but to also
distinguish itself as a unique destination. The only way to do this is
to continually provide an opportunity for Bahamians to showcase
what is Bahamian. We will continue to partner and connect with
others in order to foster an appreciation for the development of our
Creative City,” Mr Moss said.
The importance of the link with this UNESCO programme cannot be
overstated”, stated Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Vice President of
Creative Nassau. “Participation at this high level with a United Nations initiative establishes relationships with cities across the globe
that share mutual concerns and it can be a great opportunity for
learning about product development and global market penetration
from long-established Creative Cities. The membership will help
Creative Nassau to drive forward our main goals—preservation and
development of our indigenous arts and crafts forms to allow many
Bahamians across the archipelago to participate more beneficially
in our economy with dignity and pride.”
In Kanazawa, as a part of the social
programme, the Bahamians were
treated to various creative tourism
activities which included trips to art
museums, historic sites, educational
facilities, and traditional Japanese
cultural shows. It also exposed the
pair to the best of Japanese culinary
delights!

The Bahamian delegates with Kanazawa
Mayor Yukiyoshi Yamano at a traditional
Japanese restaurant

WEEKLY RADIO SHOW ON ISLAND FM 102.9
TUESDAYS 7- 7.30 pm
Hosts, Patti & Pam, will be speaking with upcoming guests, Business
Consultant, Don Demeritte about plans for the City of Nassau, as well as
‘Mayor’ Gevon Moss (left) about the recent trip to Japan!
If you would like to be a sponsor for this exciting creative and transformational radio show, please email us at
creativenassau@gmail.com
The next Creative Nassau Market featuring ’true-true’ Bahamian made products will be held
on FRIDAY, JUNE 26 FROM 9am—6pm in Pompey Square, Bay Street —please join us!!

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