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Antonius graduated in 1981 from the Philadelphia College of Art with a BFA in Painting. As the former coordinator of FINCO Summer Art Workshops and as a teacher and lecturer at Government High School and The College of The Bahamas. He conceived of and coordinated the first Junior Junkanoo competition and parade in 1983. He served as the Curator of The Central Bank of The Bahamas’ Art Gallery until 2017. Roberts was a recipient of a Commonwealth of The Bahamas Silver Jubilee Award and of the E. Clement Bethel Award from The College of The Bahamas, as well as the Ministry of Tourism’s Cacique Award for the Arts in 2000. In 2006 he was invited to exhibit in Changchun, China and his 12’ bronze sculpture is permanently installed there. As a sculptor Roberts is best known for the first Sacred Space project at the historic Clifton Heritage site. On November 3, 2017, The Cove at Atlantis, Paradise Island debuted a permanent art installation “Sacred Space” on the tip of The Cove’s peninsula. As an open space designer, in 2009 Roberts designed and directed the creation of the seven acre park at Centreville House. His artwork Bubbles was installed as part of the expansion of the Lynden Pindling International Airport’s final phase in 2013. Roberts was the Artist in Residence at Schooner Bay, Abaco, for several years, and in 2017 established a relationship with the Island School in Eleuthera. In 2012, he opened an art gallery and studio on Cumberland Street in a centuries’ old historic building known as Hillside House.  

A member of The Charitable Arts Foundation for over twenty years, Roberts along with other council members, continue to raise significant funding for the creative community. Presently Antonius Roberts serves as Curator and Artist in Residence at The University of The Bahamas.

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