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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
November 2014 — Volume 8 Issue 11
20 Village Road Open Mon - Wed 10am – 4pm / Sat 9am—1pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:doongalikart@batelnet.bs
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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.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE…….NEW GALLERY HOURS
The Doongalik Gallery has new hours of operation: MON-WED:10am—4pm / SAT: 9am-1pm
‘ALL DEAD, ALL GONE’ OPENS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 , 6-9 pm

Well known Bahamian ceramicist
and teacher Joann Behagg

All Dead, All Gone, a ceramic exhibition by
Joann Behagg, will open next week at
Doongalik.
This ceramic environmental exhibition is attempting to bring awareness about The Bahamas’ failing fishing industry and the frightening rapid depletion of its resources. This
depletion is an ongoing daily process that is
being exacerbated through poaching, over
fishing, the fishing of undersized fish, bleaching of the coral reefs, the dangerous erosion,
blockage and destruction of mangroves, environmental pollution, and coastline degradation!

resulted in us now seeing “Swaii” (a catfish
found in the rivers of
Vietnam) on the menu at
buffets in hotels and restaurants in The Bahamas, as well as other
imported species.

On November 10, 2014
an advertisement by the Ministry of Finance
was published in The Tribune highlighting
fishery items for sale that were seized by the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force on October
18, 2014. The list includes: Crawfish 14,943
lbs, Hogfish 3,585 lbs , Hind 1,094 lbs, Snappers 1,119 lbs, Turbot 1,114 lbs, Parrot Fish
3,839 lbs, Grouper 2,472 lbs, Margaret 2,588
lbs, and Grunts 578 lbs!

When will it all stop? How can we halt this
process?
All Dead, All Gone will hopefully awaken the
public’s consciousness and spurn them into
action to avert this crisis. The Exhibition
closes on Saturday, November 29.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE

The dwindling resources of available fresh ‘ALL DEAD ALL GONE’ EXHIBITION TUESDAY
local fish for sale within our food chain has ‘TRIO’ OPENING PHOTOS & QUILT SHOW
CREATIVE NASSAU MARKET & OTHER NEWS

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‘TRIO’ CERAMIC SHOW OPENS TO A HUGE CROWD OF ENTHUSIASTS
In spite of the inclement weather, the ‘Trio’ ladies - Janet Jennings, Jeanine Lampkin and Subrenna GomezHiggs - were properly feted on Opening night by friends, family, the press and lots of interested patrons! It was so
crowded at times that it was difficult to make your way through the Gallery! Congratulations to these three talented ladies on their first Showing at Doongalik and we look forward to their growth and progress!

’ FOND FAREWELL’ QUILT SHOW BY JAN ELLIOTT WAS ALSO A SUCCESS
It was certainly a busy
weekend at Doongalik with
a fond gathering of friends
and quilt lovers perusing
and purchasing the beautiful
work on display by talented
textile artist, Jan Elliott, who
is leaving The Bahamas in
December to return to the
Isle of Wight. The gatherings were so popular that
we have decided to extend
the Exhibition for another
week with even more quilts!
So those of you who missed
last weekend’s get-together,
you can still pop by !

THIRD MARKET WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 IN POMPEY SQUARE
The second Creative Nassau Market welcomed several new vendors as well as the launch of the Junkanoo and
Straw Timelines, skillfully designed by Dionne Benjamin-Smith. The third Market will be even larger and is already
gearing up for the November crowd! Come shop and celebrate with us in Pompey Square from 9am—5pm on November 28! All photos courtesy of Rosemary Hanna. See more on the CN website and facebook page.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
SUSAN SARGENT will present “Ivory to Ashes” a
fabulous thought-provoking Exhibition consisting
of a collection of amazing watercolours with a socially haunting theme.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
BOOTLEG CHOCOLATES will be back at
Doongalik to entice you with delicious, mouthwatering, dark chocolates for the holiday season!

It was an honour to be a judge for the 31st Annual Central Bank Open and High School Competitions which demonstrated an amazing display
of talent! This photo was taken at the Opening
and Awards Ceremony for the High Schools with
fellow judge, Jessica Colebrooke and Bank Curator, Antonius Roberts.

As we approach the mid point of the month of
November, we extend wishes to all of our friends and
supporters to the north for a very Happy Thanksgiving,
and to our faithful supporters in The Bahamas: a
healthy Harvest and hopefully the uneventful end of the
2014 Hurricane Season!