Galleries to reopen
The Bermuda National Gallery will reopen its galleries on Saturday, 4th July, following the shelter in place restrictions and the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This Saturday, the gallery will be running a series of free tours on the hour every hour for BNG members. The tours, which will be led by BNG trustee Mitchell Klink, can accommodate up to 6 people. For more information please contact BNG email@example.com.
This summer, in an effort to help support the lack of summer camp availability due to Covid 19, the gallery will be used entirely for the BNG’s Summer Art + Tech Camp programme from Monday to Friday, allowing students to be immersed in the current exhibitions – the 2020 Bermuda Biennial Let Me Tell You Something, What’s Poppin’! Pop Art And Its Influence and Land&Sea: Fragile Treasures – which will serve as the starting points for their projects.
The camp, which is aimed at students aged 11-14, will be run by the Bermuda National Gallery’s new education officer Louisa Bermingham who will be teaching a range of creative skills from traditional techniques such as drawing, sculpture, printmaking and textiles to utilising technology to create stop motion animation and digital drawing.
Summer camp booking is limited to 1 week per student and the cost is $200 for BNG family members or $250 for non-members. Bursaries are available for eligible students. Enquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Bermingham currently teaches art at Paget Primary and sits on the Education Ministry’s Art Curriculum Revising Committee. She will divide her time between her role in the public school school system and the BNG’s education programmes, creating opportunities for BNG to continue to expand its support for art education in Bermuda’s schools whilst leading new approaches in the field. BNG Director Peter Lapsley said “We are thrilled to have Louisa re-join the BNG team! She has an extensive history with the Bermuda National Gallery; both as an artist and educator, having served as Education Director from 1999 to 2002, during which time she started the gallery’s education outreach from scratch. In her current role within the public education system she is a great partner to collaborate with and I couldn’t think of a better fit to help us support our island’s students both in and out of the classroom.”
• Press release from the Bermuda National Gallery
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