On Sunday we went to Bermuda's historical Royal Naval Dockyard to take a look in the Bermuda Arts Centre
and have lunch in the next door pub, the Frog & Onion
. The Dockyard was finally closed in the 1995 by the British Navy but since then has become one of the island's most popular tourist attractions.
The Arts Centre situated within the old Naval cooperage was established in 1984 and operates as a non profit registered charity and showcases art and sculptures by various local artists. There was a petition, that we happily signed, encouraging the island's government to extend the Art Centre's lease - why wouldn't they? The exhibits change every 6 weeks and there are 5 or 6 resident artists, often in the centre to chat about their work.
One of the problems with living here is the distinct lack of shopping, as my generous other half found out looking around for my birthday present. However what could have been nicer than a piece of local artwork as presented to me this morning all wrapped up? The one I obviously dwelled on for the longest time as we looked around the place on Sunday.