Sonia Farmer & Shivanee Ramlochan collaborative artist book on display in Ninth National Exhibition
The Red Thread Cycle, a collaborative artist book project using Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan’s words and Bahamian book artist Sonia Farmer’s visual design, has been selected by the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas for NE9 under the theme “The Fruit & The Seed”. These seven artists books accompanied by poetry readings will go on display on December 13, 2018, at an exhibition opening free and open to the public. Read more here.
Sonia Farmer will launch Current Books during RE3: Pattern at The Current Baha Mar Art Gallery
Sonia will have work on display in RE3: Pattern, an exhibition showcasing work by the 2018 Summer Artists-in-Residence at The Current Art Gallery and Art Center, opening on December 14. During the event, Sonia will launch Current Books by presenting two inaugural titles: At The Shore by Yasmin Glinton and Now That I Change (This is Not) an Interview with the Creative Arts Director by Sonia Farmer, who were both the first writers-in-residence in the space. Formed as her contribution to the 2018 Summer Residency, Current Books is a publishing project curated by Sonia Farmer exclusively for The Current Art Studios at Baha Mar. Publishing limited-edition chapbooks and ephemera, Current Books promotes cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary collaboration in the realm of design using a variety of mediums and resources.
Cycle of Abuse at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Sonia’s piece Cycle of Abuse is on display as part of the exhibition “Hard Mouth: From the Tongue of the Ocean” on view June 22nd, 2018 through June 2nd, 2019, at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Curated by NAGB Assistant Curators Natalie Willis and Richardo Barrett, the exhibition delves into language — verbal, written, and visual — and how we go about shaping our narratives as a nation and as Caribbean subjects. Read more about the show here and the visit the NAGB website to find out more about their visiting hours. (Image: Khia Poitier, “Altars/Alters” (2014), digital media, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist.)
Three new poems by Sonia Farmer in current issue of PREE
Three poems from Sonia’s forthcoming poetry collection, The Best Estimation in the World, are featured in the second issue of PREE on the theme “Under Pressure”. Read them here.