Founded by the late Jackson Burnside, architect and the master of interpretative Junkanoo-inspired art, and his wife, Pamela, its mission is “to ensure that by the year 2020, the majority of visitors to The Bahamas will come to experience its Art, Culture and Heritage rather than its Sun, Sand and Sea,” says its Web site.
Doongalik’s name derives from the bell percussion of Junkanoo. The studio and gallery inhabit a lovely colonial home surrounded by lush gardens and sculpture.
Besides Burnside’s work, the studio displays some of Nassau’s other most famed artists past and present, including Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, and Max Taylor — 40 local artists in all. In addition, it mounts changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Doongalik is the centerpiece of a three shops including the Craft Cottage – filled with local talent — and the studio of K. Smith. Saturday brings a farmer’s market.