Doongalik Studios Annual Art Tour 6th – 7th April 2019

Doongalik Studios is holding its 15th Annual Transforming Spaces Tour, under the theme SustainThe event, scheduled for the 6th & 7th April 2019, embodies the African Andinkra symbol of the Sankofa bird that adorns the entry wall. The exhibition is entitled “Embracing the Past to Sustain the Future” and will focus on Bahamian straw. Visitors will be taken on a visual journey into the past and fast forward to the future through a variety of art mediums, who will expose this extremely important part of Bahamian heritage.

Owner of the gallery, Pam Burnside, said the the vision for the gallery which her late husband Jackson, worked so tirelessly for, is all coming to fruition. He envisioned by the year 2020, that visitors would flock to the Bahamas not only for the sun, sand and sea, but also for the art, culture and heritage. Doongalik Studios which was opened nearly 50 years ago has laid down a path for many generations and visitors alike to enjoy our rich heritage, with the invaluable support from family, colleagues, friends and even strangers.

In 2008 the Burnsides founded Creative Nassau, with a small group of passionate creatives, to ‘celebrate Bahamian art, culture and heritage from the inside out’. Creative Nassau, was successful in obtaining a prestigious UNESCO designation for the city of Nassau to become a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art in 2014, one of the first for this region, with an emphasis on the Bahamian Straw industry. 

In addition, Doongalik will be hosting the exciting ‘HEAT’ evening event with Chef Horatio Alexander on Saturday, 6 April. Billed as ‘a nostalgic evening of classic Bahamian cuisine and culture’, HEAT will bring together a fusion of Bahamian food, live music, rake and scrape, and fun, with ticketed Transforming Spaces patrons being offered a discount on their HEAT ticket.

For further information and details on where to purchase tickets, please see

Bahamas Today 

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