For Bahamian Women, a Story in Art


Above: Lyndah Wells’ The Walking Reds (Courtesy of BIS)

The Bahamas’ Public Treasury Department has turned its first five floors on Nassau’s East Street into an art gallery featuring the works of Bahamas’ female artists.

Entitled “Bahama Mama,” the exhibition features a series of young Bahamian women artists, several of whom have made international impacts.

Above left: Lyndah Wells’ Jewel Afrique; right: Leah Eneas

The exhibition opens officially on Sep. 26, and will last for five months.

“[The programme] aims to recognise and encourage young Bahamian artists, showcase outstanding local and regional art, and engender appreciation and commitment to the arts and art education in the Bahamas,” administrator Laroma Seifert said. “One of our current goals, really, is to provide the art community, particularly emerging Bahamian artists, with a new venue to exhibit their work.”

The Public Treasury plans to transform the common areas of its new five-story complex into the kind of space that can provide a stage for the country’s emerging and established artists.

Keisha Oliver is curating the exhibition.

See more of the exhibition below, or click the gallery at the top of this article.

Above: Leah Eneas “Cotton Long Sleeve”

Above: Dede Brown “Life is just a bowl of cherries”

Above: Dede Brown “Portrait”


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