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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
December 2015 — Volume 9 Issue 12—
12—Season’s Greetings!!
20 Village Road Open Mon , Tues, Wed 10am – 4pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:pam.burnside@doongalik.com
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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 merely sun, sand and sea.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS & SUPPORTERS:
Doongalik is closed for the holiday and will reopen on MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016

ALEXIA ROACH’S ‘COMING HOME’ ON DISPLAY UNTIL JAN 20
Doongalik Studios
brought its year to a
close with an exhibition
of mixed media artwork by Alexia Roach
e n t it le d “Co min g
Home” which opened
on Thursday, December 17.
The artist, who has
come home for Christmas to mount the exhibition, made these
statements about her newest works:
While I do not consider myself an existentialist by any
means, my work does center on themes of coexistence
which I express through the use of layering and gathering, both methodically and materially. Often times I find
myself forcing contradictions of medium and theory to
work together harmoniously, not only to bring about
aesthetic cohesion, but also to make valid unlikely or
unimaginable ideals, breaking the rules of convention
to form my own utopia.
‘Coming Home’ is a parallel between the spiritual and
earthly sanctums of family and familiarity, and wanting
as a riposte. When my father passed away two years
ago, I was moved to begin creating work that expressed facets of that experience. This new work has a
strong sense of hopefulness. 've worked with bold colors and traditional mediums in the past, but I'm very
excited to introduce these serene and other-worldly
pieces. They're very different from what I've done previously, which is fitting, really, because I'm such a different artist now, a different person.

This exhibition will help
to assist with my college
expenses. I currently
attend the School of
The Art Institute of Chicago's (ranked as one
of the top 3 art schools
in the U.S. by US News)
MDes Fashion Body
and Garment program
under the tutelage of
Nick Cave. The program offers many opportunities for
students like myself, and it has been a great experience
for me thus far.
Doongalik’s owner Pam Burnside, who also trained as a
fashion designer, expressed her pleasure in hosting the
exhibition since Alexia is one of her kindergarten students. “As a former teacher, it is extremely gratifying to
know that your students are pursuing their dream, especially when it involves creativity. I feel very proud of
Alexia’s success!”

IN THIS ISSUE
ALEXIA ROACH’S ’COMING HOME’
BOOK LAUNCHES & SHOW PHOTOS
NEWS & NEW ITEMS

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THREE NEW BOOKS LAUNCHED
Doongalik is always excited and proud to launch Bahamian books!

All of these publications are available at the Gallery —missed some persons from your
Christmas gift list? These Bahamian literature items would fit the bill!

‘Hands are for Seeing’ photos
In addition to a busy Opening night, we were also pleased
to receive a tour from the Salvation Army School For the
Blind—for many of them it was their first art show!

NEW 2016 EVENT>>>JOIN US FOR OUR
FIRST WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP IN FEB
WITH BRIGITTE BOWYER CAREY!!
Contact the Gallery for more info

...has reopened and will resume on
Saturday, January 9, 2016.
Come and join us on the porch on
Saturdays from 9am—1pm
Eat healthy for the New Year!

NEW ITEMS AT THE GALLERY
SUSAN ROBERTS
Junkanoo cowbeller
giclee on canvas just
in time for the season’s celebrations!

SOPHIA McCARROLL—this is a new and much
larger Seagrape art mixed media piece

MALCOLM RAE—Assorted blank art cards
come in packs with envelopes

ANN GAY—Expressions by Ann photography of a beautiful Bahamian sunset!

CLAUDETTE DEAN—This brilliant
mixed media piece is covered in shiny
Bahamian one cent pieces

We would like to thank
our many patrons, both
here in The Bahamas
and all around the world,
for your support over the
past year, and we extend
warm wishes for a
happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year
2016!