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Art exhibition to mark first anniversary of the BLM march

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has organised a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement (Image supplied)

The public is invited to reflect on race and privilege as part of a ’Peaceful Art Protest’ in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is inviting members of the community to celebrate the anniversary of the Black Lives Matter march in Bermuda in June last year by attending the second in a series of special exhibitions.

Rachel Swinburn, founder of the Peaceful Art Protest, said: “We are excited to bring the next iteration of the Peaceful Art Protest 2021 to life - to mark the one-year anniversary of the Black Lives Matter Bermuda march 2020.

“The collaboration between Masterworks and Black Lives Matter Bermuda, along with the artists who contributed artworks last year, will be complemented by a host of new submissions, offering a powerful narrative of the BLM movement at a local level.

“At the pinnacle of this show is an interactive installation aimed to foster discussion around race and privileges. We invite visitors to reflect and contribute their thoughts through conversation, written notes and drawings.”

While the exhibition will be open to the public on June 4, there will be an official opening on the anniversary of the march, June 7, led by Black Lives Matter Bermuda.

A spokesperson for BLM Bermuda said: “On June 7 2020, Bermuda protested George Floyd’s murder and the institutions that have enabled such injustices to occur for centuries.

“A year later, we reflect upon the progress made since that day and call for more action and awareness to combat systems that disproportionately neglect Black and brown people.

“Let this exhibition be another powerful contribution to this fight for racial equity.”

The Peaceful Art Protest exhibition will run from June 4 to June 29 at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.

Submissions for new artwork are being accepted until May 18.

For more information e-mail jasmine@masterworksbermuda.org or visit www.rickfariesgallery.com

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Published May 13, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated May 12, 2021 at 7:33 am)

Art exhibition to mark first anniversary of the BLM march

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