March 2017 — Volume 11 Issue 3
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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.”

The Transforming Spaces Committee is promoted worldwide as an art destination, a trend
busy preparing for this year’s 13th Art Tour that has been profitable for ages in other parts of
on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. the world. As the recipient of a prestigious
The weekend tour will include a morning UNESCO designation in 2014, the City of Nassau
and afternoon tour on Saturday, and a is primed for exposing an entirely new offering of
morning tour on Sunday. Bahamian art. Without a doubt, the amazing talent
This year, TS will be returning to the origi- of our Bahamian artists will resonate with the
nal format of a dedicated guided Bus Tour many millions of our visitors.” TS Treasurer, Anto-
transporting patrons to and from the vari- nius Roberts agreed: “For too long, and to our
ous participating galleries which will in- detriment, Bahamian Art and Heritage has been
clude: the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF), ignored as important cultural offerings, not only to
Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Hillside our visitors, but to locals as well. These are the
House, the National Art Gallery of The elements that can move this country forward and
Bahamas (NAGB), New Providence Art & Antiques (NPAA), and provide significant economic development to this destination. So
PopopStudios International Centre for Visual Arts (ICVA) we are very happy that the Ministry of Tourism has recognized the
value in this collaboration which bodes well for the future of the
Each gallery is curating its own exhibition for the event and ap- industry.
proximately 40 artists will be exhibiting their artworks at the vari-
ous venues. DAF will mount an exhibition of selections from their “In this vein we extend our appreciation to the Charitable Arts
Collection under the theme “The Art of Losing”; Doongalik Studios Foundation who have continually assisted us since the inception of
Art Gallery has attracted a mixture of eleven artists who will exhibit the tour, recognizing the importance of this showcase of the arts to
inside the gallery as well as outside in the gardens in response to the wider public. We also thank Bahamas Experience Tours who
their theme “Inside/Outside Naturally”; Hillside House will exhibit has been our initial sponsor offering first class transportation ser-
the works of owner Antonius Roberts, along with Chantal Bethel, vices to our patrons.”
June Collie, Tyrone Ferguson, and Jessica Colebrooke, whilst Box offices at Hillside House, NAGB, Doongalik Studios, and The
NAGB will curate a new permanent exhibition, “Revisiting An Eye Place for Art, are now open and tickets, priced at $35, are going
for the Tropics” which reconsiders both the National Collection and fast! More information can be found on the TS website
local private collections in regards to the colonial gaze and our www.tsbahamas.com and the TS facebook page.
post-colonial lives today, featuring the work of over 20 artists; TS Committee photo below courtesy of Dede Brown Photography
NPAA will once again curate a separate exhibition on the Popop
grounds entitled “In the Beginning: Sketch and Build” with original
drawings for the Genesis Junkanoo Organization’s 2016 season
by Allan Pachino Wallace and Rick Albury, as well as installations
by Juan Cartwright and Gino Rolle; and PopopStudios ICVA, in
response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew last year,
is geared to showcase “Popop Forever” featuring the phenomenal
figure drawings of Master Abstract Artist-in-residence, Kendal
Hanna, whilst tracing the history of the art space through the
works of a group of artists in open studios.
With the ever present goal of exposing Bahamian Art to a larger
global audience during the annual art tour, the Committee is ex-
tremely pleased to have garnered the support of the Bahamas’
Ministry of Tourism’s PR machine, which is promoting the event
through their various global portals to draw art lovers to our shores IN THIS ISSUE
from all around the world to experience unique, world-class Baha- TRANSFORMING SPACES 2017 1
mian art . “We are extremely excited about this partnership,” stat-
ed TS Secretary, Pam Burnside, “since The Bahamas is not

Doongalik is thrilled about this year’s Transforming Spaces artist line-up
which will include a fabulous mix of offerings and mediums from these
dynamic artists: top to bottom: master sculptor Antonius Roberts will
install a new SACRED SPACE in the Doongalik gardens on MONDAY,
MARCH 27 from 9.30am until 3pm. The public is
invited to attend; multi-media artist Candis Mar-
shall is also designing a garden installation;
Doongalik’s three wood turners: Jeremy Delancy,
Robin Hardy and David McGorrin will exhibit
their art pieces inside the gallery; floral artist
Omar Williams of Wild Seeds Designs; Ceramicist
Alistair Stevenson is shipping his unique garden
installation all the way from China; Freeport pa-
per artist Del Foxton;
Beverly Taylor of
straw haute couture
fame; ceramicist Imo-
gene Walkine; and
multi media artist
Dwight Ferguson.
Doongalik and Creative Nassau congratulates and thanks
Atlantis, Paradise Island, for inviting us, along with master
artist, Antonius Roberts, to be a part of their visionary col-
laboration with Bahamian artists and artisans to bring the
Art Walk in Marina Village to fruition! The Art Walk, which
began on March 11, will take place on the second and last
Saturday of each month from 10am to 4pm to celebrate
and promote Bahamian fine art, crafts, and foods on the
porches and under tents along the walkway of the Marina
Village, an architectural gem that was designed by the late
Jackson Burnside III in homage to our rich Bahamian ar-
chitecture. Atlantis has made a bold step forward to ex-
pose our visitors and locals to the phenomenal creativity of
the Bahamian people, and we are indeed that much closer
to achieving the Doongalik vision statement by the year
2020!! Please come and join us on Saturday, March 25!