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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
March 2016 — Volume 10 Issue 3— Easter / Spring Greetings!
20 Village Road Open Mon , Tues, Wed 10am – 4pm / Sat 9am—1pm

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.”

KATRINA VANDERLIP’S SECOND SHOW OF
WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS OPENS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 3
“Then and Now” the

second
watercolour
Exhibition by artist and
art
conservationist,
Katrina Vanderlip is set
to open at Doongalik
on Sunday April 3, from
4-7pm.
Comprised of a new
collection of images
inspired by recent trips
to Bahamian Family
Islands to assist with
hurricane restorative
works,
Vanderlip’s artwork is not only preserving historic
buildings presently in ruins from neglect and
hurricane damage yet still retaining their
strong character, but she is also collaborating
with restoration groups to return some of them
to their former glory.
Along with the scenic buildings, Vanderlip will
also show several of her popular portraits of
Bahamians at work and play.
The Exhibition will remain on display until
Tuesday, April 26.

IN THIS ISSUE
KATRINA VANDERLIP TO OPEN
“GROWTH” OPENING PHOTOS
NEW ITEMS & TS2016 A SUCCESS

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‘GROWTH’ WOOD ART OPENING PHOTOS
The “Growth” exhibition was another success for the three wood artists pictured below—l-r Jeremy Delancy, Robin Hardy and David
McGorrin. Hardy was on property daily with his lathe to demonstrate wood turning and many lucky visitors had the opportunity to turn
their own pens (bottom right) ! The exhibition will be on display for just Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

NEW DOONGALIK ITEMS
DEL FOXTON—Just in time
for spring, new hand made
paper art works as well as
art cards from this Grand
Bahama artist.

The new TS 2016 deemed a success!
Transforming Spaces completed its twelfth successful
year on March 13. The tour, which regularly features a
curated selection of the best in contemporary art from
The Bahamas, is a highly anticipated event which has
provided more than 4,000 locals and visitors with the
opportunity to view, engage with and purchase artwork
from both emerging and established artists.

SCOTT ARANHA –We
welcome this new artist
to the gallery—these
beautiful underwater
photos on metal are
striking examples of
what Bahamian waters
have to offer!

ERIC MINNS –
Ready for some
good old time
Bahamian calypsos?
We have a classic
assortment of songs
by this prolific musician in stock!

The TS2016 theme SWELL: COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION allowed artists to explore ideas centered
around the groundswell of positive growth of the artistic
and creative community in The Bahamas. This year
curators collaborated with more than 60 visual artists
as well as performers from the Genesis junkanoo
group, theatrical performers, artisans and musicians to
create unique experiences and attract an even more
diverse audience. The event was expanded into five
days and included gallery openings throughout the
week and self-guided walking and bus shuttle tours on
the weekend. In addition to traditional gallery spaces
such as Popopstudios (ICVA), the D‟Aguilar Art Foundation, The Central Bank‟s main gallery and Hillside
House, SWELL: COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION
included non-traditional gallery spaces such as The
Towne Hotel and two historic buildings, Verandah
House and The Great House at The Central Bank
which are not regularly open to the public. The National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas also contributed to the artwork offering with their Dream Catcher’s Garden, an
outdoor installation on the gallery’s grounds and ‘The
Beat Drum Club’, a building mural on George Street.

“Since 2004, Transforming Spaces has continuously
redefined the perception of Bahamian art and creativity
and provided exposure for hundreds of local artists. It is
important for us to reflect the energy and excitement of
the creative community by offering new experiences to
delight our existing audience as well as introducing the
event to newcomers ,” stated Jay Koment, President of
Transforming Spaces. “TS2016 would not have been
possible without the generous support from The Charitable Arts Foundation, British American Financial, The
Mailboat and Bahamas Experience. We had great
feedback on the revamped format and it was wonderful
to see so many new faces. Based on consistently
strong artwork, continued corporate support, and a
growing public enthusiasm for Transforming Spaces,
we know that the visual arts in The Bahamas have a
bright future ahead.”
For more information and photographs of the various
events, visit www.tsbahamas.com and follow us on
Facebook @Transforming Spaces Bahamas and Instagram @tsbahamas.com

TROY NIXON—Good enough to eat this past Good
Friday—this Bahamian grouper made from natural
coconut fibre is expertly crafted by this amazing artist!

DOONGALIK STUDIOS WISHES ALL OF OUR
PATRONS AND SUPPORTERS THE VERY
BEST FOR THE EASTER/SPRING SEASON!!