January 16 – February 16 2009
Annual Bermuda Schools’ Art Show 2009 Royal Gazette Review
February 18 – March 11, 2009
March 13 – April 1, 2009
Bermuda College Show
Still Wet by Jeane Butterfield
STUDIO A & B
The Ties That Bind ~&~ Till Death Do Us Part by Kathy Harriott Bermuda Sun Article
April 3 – 29, 2009
Milton Hill & Students
May 1 – 20 2009
TechArt 2009 – Computer Generated Art Catalogue Bermuda Sun Review
Blue Bird Box Auction Royal Gazette Article
May 22 – June 10 2009
BodyArt - Members’ Show Catalogue
Bermuda 365 + 1 by Gareth Lewis Article bermuda.com
STUDIO A & B
Self Expression by Kok Wan Lee Bermuda Sun Article Catalogue
June 12 – July 1, 2009Poster
Luminous II by Kendra Earls Catalogue
July 3 – July 22 2009
STUDIO A & B
July 24 – August 12 2009
August 14 - September 2 2009
Urban Art – Members Fall Show
Staying Alive – Photographs by Kelly Hunt Catalogue Royal Gazette Article
This Is Bat Country by Sunell van der Westhuysen Image 2
New Beginnings by Jackie Stevenson Catalogue
STUDIO C & D
Open Call 400 – Competition & Exhibition
September 4 – September 23 2009
Juried Show – Annual Members Photographic Exhibition
Best in Show – Onward to Charleston by Jolene Bean
1st – Walking on Broken Glass by Ryan Matcham
2nd - Ethan’s Find by Anita Belvin
3rd – I See You by Jai Swan
People’s Choice – Solitary Confinement by Ryan Matcham
Olio by Libby Cook – Toppan & Kiona Estravit
The Spaces Between – Sculptural ceramic images by Kimberley Tucker
This is Bat Country … continued by Sunell van der Westhuysen
September 25 – October 14 2009
Signature Photographic Exhibition by Gavin Howarth
Photography for me, started out with Landscapes and Nature images and I am often out and about scouting locations and visualizing the next great image.
Driven to constantly challenge myself and with an overwhelming love of photography I am always looking for the next “shot”. In probably one of the most photographed 21 square miles in the world creating a unique image is very challenging.
Over the last couple of years I have transitioned into the Wedding photography business and, although these days both sides demand much of my time and I try to stay loyal to my roots which is the nature side.
At Home & Abroad by Jolene Bean & Barbara O’Shaughnessy
Featuring images both local and overseas, these two photographers team up to showcase their photographic work.
Most of the photographs in Jolene Bean’s collection were taken at home and she says that the purpose of this collection is to draw your attention to local scenes that you might otherwise pass by without a second glance andencourage the viewer to see the beauty in ordinary things.”
Barbara O’Shaughnessy’s work, on the other hand, represents her various journeys. “When I look at the faces of the people, animals and places I have captured through my lens, I feel transported back to that time and place,” she said. “Sometimes you just have a brief moment to capture he expression: the image makes it a memory forever.
STUDIO A & B
What a Wonderful World – Paintings by Robert Powell
I am a 32 year old Emergency Room Nurse who has traveled extensively exploring the culture and diversity of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Ecuador, South East Asia and Romania to name a few. This experience has afforded me the opportunity to move here to the beautiful island of Bermuda to explore the way in which Bermudians live, work and play. Every aspect of Bermuda has encouraged my work. Whether it be the beauty of the beaches, the seducing sunsets or the bright blue waters, I am inspired to share with you what I enjoy most.
I would describe myself as an outgoing individual, who aspires to take on new challenges and be the best that I can be, while devoting my time to a successful career in nursing. With life experiences, I have learned to appreciate the beauty of life and all that it encompasses. I truly believe that these experiences mould and shape the men and women that we become. The exposure to nature, culture, diversity and history has allowed me to share my passion as an artist with you today.
I am inspired by the natural beauties of life as they encourage me to appreciate my surroundings and place me in a state of tranquility. I am described by my peers as a talented individual who expresses himself not only through art, but also sports and being a “social butterfly”. I believe that my creative and innovative ideas will be appreciated and valued by those of you who have come to see my work.
I have found avenues to combine my life passions of nursing and art by interacting with individuals who have Autism to stimulate their minds through visual medias. This has given my great gratification knowing that I can help others by doing something I love.
Twenty eight years after promising my grandfather that I would see the world, I find myself here in the most interesting place, living as I desire and using art to share with you who I am.
October 16 – November 4 2009
Photo Voice ” Can You Hear Me Now” by MAWI- Mind Frame
STUDIO A & B
Two skilled model makers team up to showcase intricately detailed miniatures.
Ranging from Bermuda ketches carved in Bermuda cedar to theintricate detailed HMS Victory, these craftsman are at the top of their profession.
November 6 – 25 2009
Behind the Scenes Photographs by Kelvin Hastings-Smith
This is the first solo exhibition of my photographic work. Displayed here are the scenes to which one may not be privy. The depictions are of actors rehearsing, backstage crew, the performance and oddities that seem only to occur back stage in a theatre.
The ‘theatrical’ images have been taken during the Gilbert & Sullivan productions of ‘Ragtime’ and ‘Oliver!’ and during the BMDS productions of ‘The Railway Children’ and the recent ’24 hours to Curtain’.
Interspersed are images captured during public events including the Tall Ships Challenge 2009, H.M. Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade, Saltus in the Park and the demolition of the old Cable and Wireless building across the street. There are also a few images taken in this very gallery on various exhibition openings.
I am grateful to all those who have posed for me and all those who have been the subject of some candid shots.
Portraiture is a fascinating photographic genre; it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words but a face tells a thousand stories and I hope that in each face depicted here you will find just some of the stories that are told or which were the subject of the image in the first place.
I am not a keen ‘Photoshop’ user. The digital images that you are viewing are ‘as seen’ through the view finder. Any manipulation has been to improve exposure or to crop an image.
I use a Nikon D200 camera with 105mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.4 lenses. On occasion I will also use an 18-200mm f3.5. Whatever lighting has been available (natural or artificial) has been used – rarely any flash.
Who am I? Sometime barrister and attorney, solicitor, actor, singer, director, playwright, producer, photographer, wood turner and wood sculptor and Julie’s husband.
Although my brother was a professional photographer and my Dad turned the family bathroom into a darkroom when we were kids, I had no real interest in photography but the digital age has changed all that. I am largely self-taught.
I hope this collection inspires you to look behind the scenes and find the ‘photograph within the photograph’.
Colours by Sheilagh Head
Recent Works by Kok Wan Lee & Mary Powell
Make a Difference Art Photography by Rachelle Paquette
Rachelle was born in Valdor, Quebec in July, 1948; But her home, in the last 35 years, has been Bermuda. Ever since she was a young child, drawing and singing were two of her great fortes and just recently, in the past year, photography has found its way into her life. In June of 2008 she stepped out in faith and purchased a camera. It wasn’t long till she ventured out into the island and quickly gathered information and “saw” a different world through the eyes of a lens. Spending time in the outdoors has caused her to appreciate our God given island; taking care not to damage the foliage, but enjoy the scenery as much as she can.
Rachelle has been experimenting using different photography programs to help enhance some of her photographs and learn to create mixed media’s which she has found to be exciting and beneficial. Rachelle is quite often asked where she gets her ideas from; And her answer is always the same: “The creativity flows from God, and each day seems to bring an excitement to me when I pray and ask the Lord, “What do you have for me today?” ” Her style is very conceptual. Her influences range from everyday situations to rare life situations that are kept close to the heart. Sometimes her creations are built in quite a complicated way with many layers and adjustments; Making color stand out and hopefully catch the attention of someone’s eye.
She loves shapes and the light that gives her work form. She enters the process of her work and enjoys the response to the colors, textures shapes and design. She finds that art is a universal language through which one provokes thought and shares ones emotions. Rachelle will always tell you, ” “Laughter is the best medicine”, which in return, can turn your sorrows into Joy because Gods grace is sufficient for the day.” Her interests have become increasingly diverse from music, singing to creating mixed media using her photographs as a base, which is a deeply engaging experience .
Sharing her life with others has brought so much joy into her life and meeting people everyday with camera in hand has opened up many doors
to share her work. She believes, in her heart, that God has encouraged her to move ahead with this gift and that He would help her as she seeks Him for new ideas,
Her family have encouraged her tremendously. I want to give a special thank you to my son Andre and daughter Monique Simons for helping me to stay young in so many ways. And thanks to many of my friends who have been right by my by my side
Quote spoken from a great artist once said; “A great photographer is one that fully expresses what one feels about what is being photographed.”………….. the rest is history.
Emma Ingham Dounouk
November 27 – January 6 2010
Members’ Winter Show by Various Artists
Inspirations in Glass by Various Artists from the Bermuda Glassworks
A showcase of stunning artwork created in glass by a group of talented artists based at the Bermuda Glassworks in Dockyard. Featuring various techniques, including blowing and torchwork, the works range from figures to vases and from dragons to chandaliers.
Paper Paintings by Andrea Bolley
This body of work brings together Bolley’s dexterous use of paint with her unique paper component. She takes existing stripped black and white wallpaper and wrapping paper and reworks their formal design attributes in these paintings. By folding the stripped paper at various complex angles, Bolley manipulates the connections of line, form, and volume creating the effect of an optical illusion. The resulting new geometries are set against another background field of stripes of the same manufactured paper. At instances the lines seem to recede into the background and simultaneously appear to be emerging from it. She further subverts the formal manufactured aspects of the original paper by painting over the existing stripes with rich black and white paint. Highlights of pigment create an even more sense of depth and space, and completely alter the paper’s initial processed feel toward a more painterly one. The handmade, over the man made is what is important for Bolley in these works which she calls paper paintings.
Longtails in Motion by Monika Davis
Taking her inspiration from nature, Monika’s show features a series of images of Bermuda Longtails, along with some of Bermuda’s spectacular flora “up close”.
Selected Works by William Gringley
An eclectic mix of recent and older paintings focusing on the Caribbean and Bermuda
Bill Gringley began painting as a youth in Bermuda where he was awarded several honors before reaching adulthood. This served to bolster his interest and desire to become a professional Bermudian artist. He furthered his education by attending the Art Institute of Maryland as well as the Studio Art Centers in Florence, Italy. Since finishing school, he has participated in numerous group and individual shows at various Bermuda galleries. Additionally, he has volunteered at Masterworks teaching art to Bermudian children in their summer program. He has also held art classes for adult Bermudians, with participants such as well-known local artists Frank Dublin and Vernon Clarke. In addition to his fine art experiences he worked as an interior muralist and faux finisher for Four Winds Studios and won the “Howe Award” for work at Spanish Grange. Most recently he has had several successful solo exhibitions at Masterworks as well as Bermuda Society of Arts.