The Bermuda Arts Centre is the only gallery in Bermuda that has four working studios.  This allows visitors to converse with local artists and witness forms of art being created.

The show “ The Team Returns “ features new work created by our four Artists.

Nahed Eid – Mixed Media:    Nahed takes bits and pieces of discarded every day items and turns them into functional art pieces.  Her pieces are embellished with semi precious stones and wire.  Whoever thought that a mere cork screw could actually turn into an amazing functional piece of art.

Christopher Marson –  Watercolour/Gouache/Oil:   Although known as one of Bermuda’s leading watercolourists, Christopher is not afraid to try any and every media.   From his calming watercolours to vibrant oils, Christopher takes his viewers through the Island by back roads, to peaceful coves above, rooftops and through the rough seas of a storm.

Christopher Grimes – Oil:    Known for his subject of ‘Old Bermuda’, Christopher takes us back in time.  From the wreck of the Sea Venture, to the building of Hamilton City, his art work leads through the passage of time.  Some of the buildings are still standing, but more often than not, a quiet field has now been transformed into a major road way.   Any Bermuda history buff will certainly be enthralled with his forgotten and beautiful scenes.

Chesley Trott – Cedar:   Chesley Trott is our senior resident artist and has been created sculptures in cedar and bronze since our opening of the Arts Centre in 1984.   The work found in the studio of resident artist Chesley Trott captures more than just the visual sense. It is hard to resist running a hand over the surface of one of his skillfully carved sculptures and one cannot miss the distinctive scent of Bermuda cedar released as he works with this aromatic, native wood.

Chesley’s sculptures are visual expressions of his hopes, dreams, experiences and interests.

He tries to formulate out of wood, bronze and concrete his thoughts and ideas concerning plants, shapes, human bodies and animals that have made an impression on him. Often the essence of that though or idea is expressed in an abstract shape or form.

After a career teaching art to children Chesley now devotes his time to creating his own artwork. But, his love of teaching means that he makes time to pass on his knowledge and skill through various classes held in his studio.

The show opens on Sunday evening, October 9 –  5:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

The show runs until November 18.

The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day.

Wheel Chair accessible

Free admission.


This Sunday’s Location:

Chaplin Bay: Let’s kick off the season on the beach..This beach has  highlands, great curves and easy parking.

An early start will will nice to enjoy the cool.   Bring sun hats, water and perhaps an umbrella…  we’ll check the weather closer to the morning.   ( entrance directly opposite the Bermuda Regiment)

And just in case you’re interested….   Here’s a story behind the name.

According to Norwood’s Notes of 1663, Lieutenant Edward ChaplinSr., Share 24, Warwick, which included Chaplin Bay.

As a young man of 20, the Lieutenant sailed to the colony in 1635 aboard the ship ‘Dorset’ and soon thereafter became prominent in the colony’s militia. He assisted in the task of rearming the Island’s forts in the 1650s, and after marrying, founded a family line which lasted in Bermuda through the 18th and 19th centuries.

At his death in 1692 Chaplin was survived by his wife, Elizabeth and by six children.  A daughter or daughter-in-law, Dorothy Chaplin, was fined for failure to keep the Sabbath at an Assize of 1664 and the tax roll on 1727 listed five Chaplin households island wide;  three in Warwick, one in Pembroke and one in St. George’s Parish.

By 1789 the family had dwindled to one representative – John Chaplin appeared in the levy for Warwick Parish in that year.

Although five Chaplin children were baptised in the colony between 1791 and 1823 the name has since died out in Bermuda.