Author: nationalgalleryofjamaica

The National Gallery of Jamaica is the oldest and largest public art gallery in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view. The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and its flagship exhibition, the Jamaica Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, included guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children's art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.

#TBT | I Shall Return Again Opening Reception

#TBT | This week features highlights of the Opening Reception of ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition in September of 2018.

The exhibition explored the works of five young Jamaican artists from Western Jamaica, who continue to impact the local and international art scene. The featured artists were, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, Storm Saulter, Nile Saulter and Cosmo Whyte.
We received overwhelming support and we can’t wait for the opportunity to welcome you all to our future exhibition openings.

To read more about this exhibition, visit our blog: http://www.nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com

#TBT | Due West Tour Highlight

Today’s throwback features a candid shot of youth from Niagara Primary School in St James posing as a tour guide for a photo op next to Andrew Duhaney’s panting titled ‘Family Union’ which was featured in the second installment of our Due West exhibition in 2019.

#MakeArtMondays | Squid Games Puppet

Kids absolutely love creating their own puppets and set up their own plays! There are endless possibilities of creating lots of paper finger puppets in just a little time! Today I’m going to show you the super-easy way of making this fun and cute finger puppets craft at home inspired by one of the biggest trends today, Squid Games.

*Parental Supervision Required*

Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds

Watch: https://youtu.be/fpBGgPkDpsc https://youtu.be/-q15tCqNi34

#TBT | Tour Highlights of ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ at National Gallery West

#TBT | Caribbean In Motion School Tour Highlights

 #TBT ● This week’s throwback features highlights from our Caribbean In Motion Exhibition School tours. It was an absolute pleasure to have welcomed some of Jamaica’s young minds into our space to experience animations from animators around the Caribbean. The exhibition highlighted animations and illustrations by Makesi Aquan, Danielle Blaize, Mathew Hudson, Alison Latchman, Anieph Latchman, Wendell McShine, Khia Poitier, Ansar Sattar, Steven Schmid and Marlo Scott.
Caribbean in Motion opened for viewing at National Gallery West in October 2016.


#MakeArtMondays | Popsicle Sticks Puzzle

Make a popsicle stick puzzle with your kids! It’s especially interesting for all the popsicle lovers out there. It’s a fun project and an activity, that will keep the kids occupied and will also cut down on waste. You may use the wider sticks to create a puzzle as well and you’re free to make it as large as you want.

*Parental Supervision is Required*

“Ibiza” by Infraction https://bit.ly/3fclLKp

Music promoted by Inaudio: http://bit.ly/3qxoX6U

#MakeArtMondays | Tracing Boards

This week’s craft will help develop your child’s motor skills, precise grip skills, eye-hand coordination and the ability to concentrate. The board gives possibilities to learn through play in many different ways.

*Parental Supervision Required

Track: Patience by Jay Someday

#TBT | Special Guest at NGW

#TBT● Today’s throwback features highlights of a special visit from Curator of the Liverpool Biennial, Manuela Moscoso, as she explored the Affirmation Exhibition alongside our Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence and AssistantCurator, Monique Gilpin. (@affirmation_tour).
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