This is an important year for the Bermuda National Gallery. It marks 30 years since the opening of the gallery and 40 years since its genesis, the Bermuda Fine Arts Act, was passed in parliament. It also sees the opening of the 15th Bermuda Biennial a critical platform for our island's living artists and, with it, a celebration of thirty years of contemporary Bermuda art.
Generously sponsored by Bacardi Limited since its inception, the Biennial provides a unique cultural cornerstone for Bermuda. As with every Biennial, the calibre of our international jurors is what stands the exhibition apart, giving local artists the opportunity to have their work seen by professionals from prominent international art institutions.
The theme for 2022 is A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future. The exhibition will be juried by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator at The Drawing Center in New York and Alexandria Smith, Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. Richard Georges, the first Poet Laureate of the British Virgin Islands, will be the juror for the poetry component.
The Bermuda Biennial opens to the public on June 11 and will run through to the end of the year.