Kelly Hunt’s ‘Art Of The Gombey’ On Display

December 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kelly Hunt’s vibrant collection titled ‘Art of the Gombey’ will be on display at The Bermuda Society of Arts until December 12th.

The artist’s collection depicts the bold and exciting nature of Bermuda’s beloved Gombeys through the use of a range of medium including oil on canvas, to reverse acrylic print, to digital photography.

Art of the Gombey Bermuda Dec 2017

According to her website, Ms. Hunt became a member of the Bermuda Society of Arts in 2005. Since then she has debuted several solo shows including her 2008 show ‘Alive,’ which featured “a collection of flora and fauna themed macro photographs.”

The following year, a show entitled ‘Staying Alive,’ received “rave reviews” with a display of “Bermuda’s native Gombey dancers as a commemoration of the island’s 400th anniversary.”

Ms. Hunt’s latest work will display a continued appreciation for these iconic Bermudian figures.

Part of the proceeds from this show will go towards the troops and individuals whose images inspired the collection.

Kelly Hunt told Bernews, “My hope is that the show highlights the intense vibrancy of our Gombeys through different mediums including oil on canvas, digital art and prints on metal and wood. The Gombey is our national treasure and the inspiration of many local artists.

“They are an art form themselves so I am honoured to present Bermuda’s icon in this way. When we use the image of the Gombey, we must give them a portion of any funds generated. They need our continued support in all aspects, including financially.

“We celebrate them and watch in awe as they dance through injustice. In some small way, I hope this show is justice to the Gombey as a representation of our culture and local pride.”

For more information visit her website here.

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  1. Mary says:

    Thank you for supporting the troupes. Everyone who uses a Gombey image should do that too.

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