Month: June 2021

Surreal Black with Carla Moore

National Gallery West is pleased to present Surreal Black with Carla Moore. Tune in to Activist, Consultant and Influencer, Carla Moore in conversation with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin as they discuss topics surrounding the systemic racism faced by people of colour, and how the exhibition and its featured artists explore the physical and psychological violence that continues to plague the black body on a global scale through their works.

Surreal Black with Carla Moore premieres on July 10, 2021 @ 1pm.

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National Gallery West pays Tribute to Nathan Robb

Nathan Robb – November 1, 1952 – June 23, 2021

National Gallery West and the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Nathan “Natty” Robb. Mr. Robb was known for his phenomenal career as an attorney-at-law as well as his tenure as President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) advocating for the harmonious development of the Montegonian business community. He was also a long-time supporter of the development of visual arts in Western Jamaica; Mr. Robb supported initiatives dating back decades to the Western Jamaica Society of Fine Arts exhibitions to most recently the establishment of the NGJ’s Western Jamaica-based branch National Gallery West.

Mr Robb championed the gallery in several ways: promoting our various initiatives within his network and even participating as an exhibiting artist in an edition of our Due West exhibition. He also played an integral role in the development of the exhibition Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist working with the curatorial team to identify and negotiate critical loans of artwork that ultimately made the exhibition a success.

The staff of the National Gallery of Jamaica, its Board; National Gallery West and the Montego Bay Arts Council take this opportunity to pay tribute to a man of fearlessness, integrity and insight, who has served his community in various capacities. We are deeply saddened by this loss and would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Nathan Robb.

#MakeArtMondays | Rubber Band Bracelet

We’re back with another #MakeArtMondays post. This week we’re featuring rubber band bracelets. This is a very simple craft idea that can be shared as a gift to a friend, you could make matching bracelets or wear it as a fashion statement.

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Track: Someday — Roa [Audio Library Release]
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Watch: https://youtu.be/GTjQgOwbNPo
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#MakeArtMondays | Puppet Gliders

This week’s #MakeArtMondays craft is a puppet glider. This is a fun craft made using simple materials that will have you and your child engaged in an exciting race against each other.

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Track: Resiliencia — Hiracutch [Audio Library Release]

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#TBT | The Art of Jamaican Sculpture – Opening Reception

Today’s throwback features highlights from The Art of Jamaican Sculpture exhibition which opened at National Gallery West in 2018. The Art of Jamaican Sculpture explores the rich tradition of Jamaican sculpture in the 20th and 21st Centuries. This exhibition featured critically acclaimed work by the following artists, Lawrence Edwards, Laura Facey, Christopher Gonzales, Fitz Harrack, Roy Lawrence, Edna Manley, Ronald Moody, Alvin Marriott, David Miller Snr, David Miller Jnr, Winston Patrick, Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds, Namba Roy, Kay Sullivan, Osmond Watson, Ted Williams and John Doc Williamson.

To read more about The Art of Jamaican Sculpture, visit the following link: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/the-art-of-jamaican-sculpture/