Jamaicanartists

#TBT | Due West 2019 Highlights

TBT ● This week’s throwback features highlights from the official opening of our second staging of our Due West exhibition in January 2019. Due West is an initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists who live or are from Western Jamaica. After adjudication, 14 artists represented by a mixture of paintings, photography, audio visual art, Fibre art, mixed media and Sculpture, were selected: Indie Allen, Greg Bailey, Krystal Ball, Esther Chin, Andrea Jadusingh, Kate Moyston, Andrew Duhaney, P.J. Stewart, Ivorhod Walters and Trisannia Watson.

#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 – A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter

National Gallery West was pleased to have hosted ‘A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter’ in January 2019 – an artist talk, moderated by Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence, that explored both Nile and Storm’s work that were featured in the esteemed exhibition, ‘I Shall Return Again’, as well as a discussion about their experiences as filmmakers. The exhibition also featured works by Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson and Cosmo Whyte.

#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/

#TBT – Photography Exhibition

National Gallery West hosted an exhibition focused on photography and video featuring artists from Jamaica and the diaspora. This exhibition opened to the public in May 2019. The exhibition featured photographs by Rose Murray, Berette Macaulay, Phillis Galembo, Paul Stoppi, Wade Roden, Nadia Huggins, Archie Lindo, Marlon James, Albert Chang and Robin Farquharson.

#TBT | Due West Highlight

Visiting the museum with your friends may seem like an ancient pastime due to the ongoing pandemic, but we do trust that it will be apart of our new normal some time in the near future if we collectively do what is necessary to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Our throw back highlights a candid shot of classmates from Herbert Morrison Technical Highscool taking a moment to view David Pinto’s clay series on exhibit at National Gallery West’s inaugural Due West exhibition in 2019.

#TBT | Due West (2020) – Esther Chin

It’s International Women’s Month and we are dedicated to highlighting women in art for the month of March in our #Throwback Thursday series and once per week in our Instagram Stories.

National Gallery West was pleased to host its second staging of our annual exhibition Due West which opened in January 2020. Created in 2018, Due West is a submission-based exhibition which is a key part of a continuing initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists both emerging and professional, who live in, or are from Western Jamaica. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, Due West has been postponed to 2022.

Today’s throwback features work by Esther Chin, a native of St. Mary, who had a passion for art from an early age and begun to express herself through drawing, using the exterior and interior spaces of her home as a canvas. Esther pursued her studies at the School of Arts & Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky in the United States as well as The Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, achieving an MFA in Sculpture & Fibre Arts and a BFA in Painting. Her inspiration comes from her love for the environment; its flora and fauna, social issues, her cultural identity and personal experiences. Her work, ‘Ma Tapestry’ was featured in National Gallery West’s Due West exhibition in January 2020.

“My art is the truth of my soul through which I speak.”

#TBT | Highlight – Due West 2020

Our throwback photo features this interesting 360 degree camera shot of the middle of the gallery during the opening reception of our Due West exhibition in January 2020. Photo courtesy of Jason Easy.

#TBT | Interview with Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc.

#TBT | Today’s throwback features a photo taken post an interview with Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. in October 2018 during the Art of Jamaican Sculpture exhibition at National Gallery West. They were in Jamaica doing a feature on our historical landmarks as well as other aspects of our rich culture and heritage.