Call For Submissions: ‘Love Bermuda’ Mural

March 8, 2021 | 2 Comments

[Updated] The Government announced a call for submissions for a mural for Government Administration Building, with artists “invited to submit a proposal for an 8’5” x 12’¾” mural to be installed in the Registry General’s Marriage Room which reflects the theme, ‘Love Bermuda.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban, and the Registrar General, Mr. Aubrey Pennyman are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the redesigning of the Marriage Room on the first floor of the Government Administration Building.

Redesigning Of The Marriage Room Proposal Bermuda March 2021

“Bermudians or Bermuda residents are invited to submit a proposal for an 8’5” x 12’¾” mural to be installed in the Registry General’s Marriage Room which reflects the theme, ‘Love Bermuda.’

  • “The mural will serve as a focal point for civil ceremonies that take place within the Registry General.
  • “One proposal from among the submissions will be chosen to be executed by the winning artist.
  • “The completed artwork will be mounted on the marriage room wall.
  • “Artists will be fully credited with the work which will remain part of the Registry General’s Marriage Room.
  • “Artists can submit one piece of artwork only.

“All proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 26, 2021.

“For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Denise Carey at dncarey@gov.bm.”

Update March 9, 7.15pm: According to a post on social media, a person who contacted the officials seeking information was informed that “in lieu of payment consideration will take the form of exposure,” as in suggesting that there is no payment for the mural.

We asked the Government for comment and will update as able, however the Premier has replied to the tweet saying, “Thanks for drawing my attention to this. It’s not in keeping with our recent support for artists & the purchases of local art that we’ve placed in Government Buildings. I will follow up to get details around this, but I certainly believe artists should be paid for their work.”

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  1. Seriously? says:

    OK we are focused on murals on wedding walls as a substitute for an actual wedding? And is this what we should be focused on at this time? Where are the JOBS

  2. Marie says:

    They aren’t willing to pay the artists for their work, shame on them.

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