Bermuda Art

Dear readers,

It’s a cool and wet day here in Switzerland, so I am quite pleased to do a little day dreaming of better days back in Bermuda.

One such day was on a lovely may morning, which certainly resembled more of a summer’s day than this one. Having some time to kill, I decided to finally take the opportunity to visit the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG), a place I had never been before, but had always wanted to go.

Understandably, it wasn’t the largest of museums, but then again, nothing is in Bermuda. Nevertheless, I did spend a good hour enjoying the work exhibited, from both locally and internationally renowned artists. While at the BNG I discovered another little gem, the Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) gallery which was in the same building.

As you may have guessed from the name of this blog, I have a lot of creative dreams, one of them is to do some mosaic work. My mother has been to some local classes in Bermuda and had made some amazing pieces, which I too would like to be able to make one day! So, I was pleasantly surprised to find an exhibit of the work of Corina Rego, a Bermudian graphic designer, art teacher and artist.

The Exhibit, located in the BSOA’s Edinburgh Gallery, was named “repurposed-beauty from broken” and highlighted her work as a mosaic artist.

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Having always enjoyed beachcombing, collecting broken bits of pottery, sea glass and shells from the beaches and bays around Bermuda, I was inspired by her work which included various every day articles as well as both unexpected and typical bits of flotsam and jetsam. I was particularly awestruck by this peacock.

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If you live in Bermuda or are planning a visit, I would certainly recommend a visit to both the Bermuda National Gallery and the Bermuda Society of Arts, which both have free admission.

For further information about the people and places in this post please see the information and links below:

 

Bermuda Society of Arts

The City Hall Arts Centre
17 Church Street
Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda

441.292.3824
info@bsoa.bm

10am – 4pm Monday – Friday
10am – 2pm Saturdays

http://www.bsoa.bm/

 

 

Bermuda National Gallery
City Hall & Arts Centre
17 Church Street
Hamilton, Bermuda

10am – 4pm Monday – Friday
10am – 2pm Saturdays

http://www.bermudanationalgallery.com/

 

Corrina Rego

Graphic designer, art teacher and artist

http://corrinaregoart.com/

 

As usual, please let me know if you have any questions or comments, as I would love to hear from you!

 

I hope you all have a great day!

Jodie