The Art Lovers Guide To Bermuda
Bermuda is a small island, but its art scene is huge. Galleries, museums and other creative outlets offer up paintings, sketches, sculptures and more, much of it inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. From local artists, international artists and famous works of art, it can all be found here in Bermuda.
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Bermuda isn't a big island, but its art scene is huge. Galleries, museums and other creative outlets offer up paintings, sketches, sculpture and more, much of it inspired by the surrounding natural beauty.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR
As you navigate your way around the City of Hamilton you will see murals, sculptures and other installations from local artists. Many of these pieces were commissioned by the City of Hamilton through the VIVID Public Art Initiative. Take yourself on a self-guided tour using this free map. Scan the QR code on the plaque next to each piece to learn more about the artist and the artwork.
ART & JAVA
There is nothing better than admiring some local artwork as you sip on a fresh brew. Hamilton's Rock Island Coffee is a boutique coffee shop serving up fresh baked tasty treats and delicious hot and cold drinks. Enjoy the colourful works by Bermudian artists all over the walls.
A STELLAR HOTEL ART COLLECTION
The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club boasts a top-notch art collection throughout its lobby and public spaces. You'll find works by big-name artists like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Nelson Mandela, Bansky and Philippe Decrauzat. Guided walking tours are offered every Saturday at 10 am and by special appointment.
ISLAND TREASURES AT THE MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA
Spend an hour or so at this gem of a museum, located in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget. The Masterworks includes more than 3,000 watercolours, lithographs, photographs and etchings. You'll see works by legends such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer along with pieces by Bermudian artists.
GO GALLERY HOPPING
The City of Hamilton’s has two carefully curated galleries conveniently housed in one location, the City Hall Arts Centre.
Bermuda National Gallery
Bermuda Society of Arts
Established in 1952, this longtime venue showcases changing exhibits of local works in a white-walled, light-filled space. Inquire about workshops and special events with the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery.
THE ART OF THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD
The former home of the British Royal Navy was once known for ships and military might, but now the Royal Naval Dockyard has a buzzing art scene. You will find shops and restaurants as well as galleries and museums. Don’t miss these art-lovers highlights:
Bermuda Arts Centre
Revolving exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre showcase some of the island's best talent.
Bermuda Craft Market
Dip into the island's crafting scene at the buzzing Bermuda Craft Market. Among those setting up shop: soap-makers, rum cake bakers, ceramics artists and cedar wood carvers. You'll often get to buy souvenirs from the person who created them.
Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery
Shop at Lisa-Anne Rego’s vibrant gallery of Bermuda art. Her use of colour and shadow play are so realistic they are often mistaken for photographs. The gallery has a range of gift items like with her art on chopping boards, coasters, mugs and more.
A MURAL OF LOCAL HISTORY
Before leaving the Dockyard, drop by the National Museum of Bermuda. It's a history and culture showplace, not an art gallery, but it holds one of the island's most impressive works: “The Hall of History,” a 1,000-square-foot, two-story mural telling the story of the island in vivid visuals. Bermudian artist Graham Foster spent approximately 7,000 hours painting the dramatic work, which depicts sailing ships, farmers at work and other expressive subjects.