#TBT | Today’s throwback highlights a group of Harrison Memorial Preparatory School students during their tour of one of our past exhibitions, ‘The Art of Jamaican Sculpture’ in 2015.
#TBT | BTS – ‘Marcia Biggs: Impressions of Life’ Exhibition
#TBT | Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of behind the scenes preparation for the opening of “Marcia Biggs: Impressions of Life” exhibition which opened for viewing at National Gallery West in 2016.
#TBT | International Guests at our Kapo Exhibition
Today’s throwback is a snapshot of a group of international visitors posing for a group shot with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin after an illuminating tour of ‘Selections from the National Collection – Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds’ exhibition, which opened for viewing at National Gallery West in October 2017.
#TBT | Throwback Thursday
Today’s throwback features a snapshot of our Assistant Curator on tour with a group of visitors to Jamaica from one of many cruise ship lines to arrive at our ports here in Montego Bay. They received an insightful tour of the ‘Spiritual Yards: Selections from the Wayne & Myrene Cox Collection’ exhibition in early 2018.
Spiritual Yards explored how many of the self-taught, popular artists – or “Intuitives,” as they are now conventionally called in Jamaica – have their roots in religious and spiritual practices such as Revival and Rastafari. Several of these artists have produced or contributed to so-called “spiritual yards,” or sacred spaces that feature ritual and symbolic objects and images that are meant engage or represent the spirits, which was either the start of their artistic practice or remained as its main focus.
To read more about the ‘Spiritual Yards’ exhibition, visit our blog www.nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com
#TBT | Albion Primary School – Visit to NGW
#TBT | Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of young bright minds from Albion Primary, posing for a photo after their tour of Selections from the National Collection: Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds exhibition in 2017.
#ThrowbackThursday | St. James High School Tour
#TBT | Today’s throwback features a shot of a group of students from St. James High School during their tour of the Inaugural Due West exhibition with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin at National Gallery West in 2019.
#ThrowbackThursdays | Jamaica Biennial 2017 – David Gumbs – Xing Wang Blossoms
Today’s throwback highlights two special international guests, Christopher Cozier, artist, writer, and Curator from Trinidad, who at the time was one of the judges for the Jamaica Biennial 2017 and Erin McLeod, a Canadian writer who visited NGW to do a review for the Jamaica Journal. The Jamaica Biennial 2017 was staged at  locations and National Gallery West was one of them which featured an interactive video installation by David Gumbs titled ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’.
#ThrowbackThursday | I Shall Return Again tour highlights
#TBT | Today’s throwback features snapshots of Assistant Curator and artist, Monique Gilpin, and Lyndon Taylor, account supervisor in travel & lifestyle practice at Finn Partners, who has also lent support to public relations efforts for the Jamaica Tourist Board, during a tour of the ‘I Shall Return Again’ Exhibition at National Gallery West in 2018.
#TBT | Today’s throwback features a snapshot of Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence (right) with a guest, marveling at Archie Lindo’s ‘Irish Moss Gatherers’ c1950 at the opening reception of Explorations IV Masculinities exhibition at National Gallery West in 2015.
Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of the (3) top prize winners from Mount Salem Primary who participated in the NGW Art Supply Initiative after their tour of The Art of Jamaican Sculpture exhibition at National Gallery West in 2018.