The Resource Artists of the Bahamas : a tribute to African roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth, (electronic resource)

Artists of the Bahamas : a tribute to African roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth, (electronic resource)

Label
Artists of the Bahamas : a tribute to African roots
Title
Artists of the Bahamas
Title remainder
a tribute to African roots
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes and communities. They speak of their early influences. Max Taylor remembers the powerful matriarchs who held his community together. Jackson Burnside, who wanted to be a doctor, was inspired by his art teacher to follow his artistic bent. Their works display a range of styles from the versatility of formally trained Brent Malone to the brilliantly simple paintings of Amos Ferguson, often referred to as "the grandfather of Bahamian art." These artists were influenced by their island's history. Some grew up under Colonialism and others came of age after Independence. Several, like Stan Burnside, express their pride in Bahamian culture by participating in Junkanoo, the vibrant African/Bahamian festival. Sacred spaces such as Antonius Roberts series of outdoor sculptures on historical sites honor their African ancestry. Sidney Poitier, raised on Cat Island in the Bahamas, introduces his fellow Bahamian artists. Their work crosses the spectrum, from the abstract of Kendal Hanna to the neo realism of Dave Smith; from the installations of John Beadle and John Cox to the naturalism of Eddie Minnis. The musical score is by Tony Silva, Peanuts Taylor and Ruppa Pum Pum
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Target audience
general
Label
Artists of the Bahamas : a tribute to African roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1641148/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (92 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34389246
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1641148
  • (OCoLC)794307356
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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