In January 2008, Popop Studios expanded its reach and facilities to accommodate resident artists, as well as an exhibition space. Popop became a self-sustaining entity of the Bahamian art community, providing exposure to students through its residency program while representing The Bahamas, and providing platforms for artists on an international level. Over the years Popop became home to so many, but in (insert year here) in the wake of hurricane Matthew, Popop became uninhabitable. Eleven years after it’s inception, Popop now takes on a new life. In lieu of a monetary compensation for artworks loaned by Dawn Davies to The Current for the Fairwind exhibition, funds totalling the value of the loaned artworks were designated for the renovation of Popop Studios.
The second in a series of three solo shows for the 2017 PJRP artists, “UNITY” features the work of Keith Thompson.
Dozens of high-quality portrait images will be on display in a major exhibition opening at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery on Thursday 6th July, 2017. The exhibition ends Friday July 28th.
The exhibition will showcase dozens of new, fine art portrait images of people whose character reflects the true beauty of The Bahamas.
Interview by KEISHA OLIVER for the Nassau Guardian
I had the pleasure of visiting emerging Bahamian artist Dominique Knowles as he settled into his new space at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts.
2016 Popop Junior Residents Keith Thompson, Nowé H. Harris-Smith & Navarro Newton, are off to NYC with Popop founder and Creative Director John Cox, Popop Curator Heino Schmid and artist Tessa Whitehead from the D’Aguilar Art Foundation, sponsors of the Popop Junior Residency Prize.