“Homes are powerful symbols of the considerable value we place on family life, the keepers of our group memories, inherited histories and illustrate the strength of our family roots. The homestead and the family are inseparable.”
Through a collection of large format portraits of multi-generational families at their homesteads, local artist Meredith Andrews captures the fortitude of family life in Bermuda. Her vibrant family photographic portraits are an artistic response to NMB’s Bermuda Family Scrapbook project.
Accompanying the stunning portraits is an audio component where visitors can listen to some of the photographed family members reflect on what home means to them and their favourite memory of the homestead.
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Homestead is part NMB’s Bermuda Family Scrapbook project, which invites everyone living in (or who has lived in) Bermuda to submit historic family photographs and associated stories to the Museum to create a national scrapbook and document the varied experiences of daily life in Bermuda award-winning community education programme, Tracing Our/Roots/Routes (TORR).
Contemporary portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer Meredith Andrews has shot for editorial, advertising and private clients all over the world. Based in Bermuda, Andrews finds herself shooting all over the globe. Her work can be seen in almost every medium including dozens of international exhibitions such as the 2009 and 2019 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at National Portrait Gallery in London, UK, Portrait of Humanity 2020, OpenWalls Arles 2020 and several Bacardi Biennial exhibitions at Bermuda National Gallery, and now the National Museum of Bermuda.