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.

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



A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter

National Gallery West will be hosting, “A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter” – an artist talk that will explore both Nile and Storm’s work in the current exhibition, ‘I Shall Return Again’ as well as a discussion about their experiences as filmmakers.
We look forward to seeing you!
Location: National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre
Date: January 12, 2019
Time:  free admission from 2 pm – 3 pm



National Gallery West hosted its inaugural Artist Talk to accompany its current exhibition, ‘I Shall Return Again’ on Friday, December 7, 2018. Moderated by the exhibition’s curator O’Neil Lawrence, this conversation included featured artists, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, and Cosmo Whyte, alongside guest panelist, Carla Moore lecturer in Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies’ western campus. The discussion explored the ways in which the themes of postcolonial identities, gender, sexuality and Dancehall culture are explored in their work and how these themes relate to Western Jamaican realities.
The Artist Talk was held inside National Gallery West located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

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