Due West 2019

#TBT | Due West 2019 Highlight

#TBT | Today’s throwback Thursday post features a snapshot of visitors viewing ‘Ophelia’s Liberation’, 2018, by Camille Chedda, who was one of the artists featured in the inaugural Due West exhibition at National Gallery West in 2019. Camille’s work explores postcolonial identify primarily through her use of traditional, disposable and construction materials. Her work explores notions of ruin, disposability and fragmentation resulting from the aftermath of colonial domination.


Visual Arts Workshop – How to Best Prepare for an Art Exhibition

National Gallery West is pleased to present a one day Visual Arts Workshop on ‘How To Best Prepare for an Art Exhibition’.

Preparing for any exhibition is not an easy task. It requires ensuring that particular steps are covered before submitting your art portfolio.

This workshop promises to give insight on key factors jurors look out for when judging submissions for an exhibition, gallery criteria and presentation of works.

All are welcomed to join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre from 10 am – 2pm.

For more details, Call (876) 550-4817 or send us an email: montegobaycc@gmail.com

Due West


National Gallery West is pleased to present its newest exhibition: Due West.

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.

An open call was put out to both professional and amateur artists on October 20, 2018 and after the adjudication, 14 artists represented by 22 works were selected. It is our intention that this exhibition will become an annual fixture in our exhibition calendar providing a platform for the work of these artists to exhibit within the Jamaican contemporary art scene.

There’s also a People’s Choice Award. Cash prizes of $50,000.00 will be given to the “Best of Show” winner whose artwork will be featured on our social media handles along with an article about them and their work.  We encourage you to visit NGW and vote!

The opening reception was held on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 4 pm.

Call For Artist Submissions

National Gallery West presents its first submission based exhibition which is part of an initiative that aims to promote the work of artists from Western Jamaica. This exhibition will focus on discovering and showcasing the work both amateur and professional artists and provide a platform for their work to be exhibited within the contemporary art scene.

The Call for Artist Submissions is open to artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques). All submissions for consideration may be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction.

Exhibition Opening: December 9, 2018
Address: Montego Bay Cultural Centre, Sam Sharpe Square
Contact us at (876)550-4817

– 18 years of age or older
– Open to emerging and professional artists

– Jurors Choice
– People’s Choice Awards – Cash prizes of $50,000.00 will be given to the “Best of Show” winner whose artwork will be featured on our social media handles along with an article about them and their work.

Submissions Open: October 20, 2018
Deadline: November 14, 2018
Juried Selection: November 22, 2018
Artist Notification: November 25, 2018

APPLY ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/8Yhbs4Xx8t7ShDmv1