#TB | Jamaica Biennial 2017

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 featured more than 160 works of art by more than 90 artists at three different locations, National Gallery of Jamaica, Devon House in Kingston and National Gallery West in Montego Bay. The Jamaica Biennial 2017 comprised of an invited section, to which artists with a proven track record were invited to submit and a juried section, which was open to artists living in Jamaica and Jamaican diaspora artists. There were six special projects by international invitees. These international artists were Caribbean based artists invited to contribute special projects to the 2017 Biennial. David Gumbs, who was one of the special projects artists, is from St. Martin and lives and works in Martinique. His work featured a visually stunning interactive video installation titled ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms, at National Gallery West. His interactive video installation reflects his preoccupation with the unseen, the cycle of life, the nature within and the digital universe.

This exhibition opened to the public on February 24, 2017 with guest speaker Homer Davis, the former Mayor of Montego Bay, and the artist David Gumbs.

To read more, visit: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/jamaica-biennial-2017-at-national-gallery-west-features-david-gumbs-xing-wang-video-installation/

#MakeArtMondays | Animal Finger Puppets

Today’s craft is one that is a common craft project for parents and small children and premade versions of finger puppets are sold at a variety of stores. Finger puppets also make great companions for reading children’s story books.

#TBT | Highlight – Due West 2020

Our throwback photo features this interesting 360 degree camera shot of the middle of the gallery during the opening reception of our Due West exhibition in January 2020. Photo courtesy of Jason Easy.

#TBT | RJR-Hotline Interview

Today’s throwback features one of NGW’s many interview moments, a snapshot of Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin with Attorney at Law and radio host, Clive Mullings post an interview on the powerhouse afternoon radio talk show, Hotline on RJR FM in February 2019. RJR’s Hotline aired live, receiving insight on National Gallery West and our quest in giving back to the community through our programming. It also highlighted our efforts in continuing to advocate for the arts and culture in Western Jamaica.

#MakeArtMondays | Lenticular Valentine’s Day Postcard

Hi all! Our #MakeArtMondays series went on a hiatus for a while but we’re back with our first craft to kickstart 2021! We’re approaching valentine’s day and what better way to show your loved ones extra special love this season than to gift them with something special. For this series, we show you how to create a lenticular valentine’s postcard that you can create using materials around your home.

To read more on lenticular images, visit the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing

#TBT | Interview with Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc.

#TBT | Today’s throwback features a photo taken post an interview with Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. in October 2018 during the Art of Jamaican Sculpture exhibition at National Gallery West. They were in Jamaica doing a feature on our historical landmarks as well as other aspects of our rich culture and heritage.

#TBT | Venezuelan Cadets Visit to National Gallery West

National Gallery West was pleased to have welcomed Venezuelan Cadets to our ‘Xaymaca: Nature and the Landscape in Jamaican Art’ exhibition, in July 2015. The exhibition opened for viewing at National Gallery West from May 8, 2015 – August 8, 2015.

#TBT | Special Guests at National Gallery West

How’s this for a #TBT? Veteran Journalist and Broadcaster Fae Ellington ( center), pose with David Shields , Vice President of Island Routes and Assistant Curator of National Gallery West , Monique Gilpin, after a brief tour of the ‘Masculinities’ exhibition at National Gallery West in 2016.

#TBT | The Inaugural Due West Exhibition at National Gallery West

Today’s #TBT is our Inaugural Due West Exhibition held in January 2019. In continuing our commitment to serving the needs of Western Jamaica, Due West is the first submission based exhibition staged at this location. It is part of an initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists who live in or are from Western Jamaica.

The Artists featured in the the inaugural exhibition were:  Jag Mehta, Trisannia Watson, Aundrey Wilson, Kate Moyston, Christai Lynch, Nathan Robb, Andrew Duhaney, P.J. Stewart, Ayale Williams, Royan Grey, Marsha Martin, Camille Chedda, Javier Dayes, Robin Clare and David Pinto. These artists were represented by a mixture of paintings, photography, digital art, audio visual art, ceramics, and mixed media.