#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.
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.
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.
TBT ● Today’s throwback features Highlights of our visitors immersing themselves in ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ an Interactive Installation by Artist David Gumbs which was featured in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 exhibition at National Gallery West.
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.
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.
#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). .
#TBT | National Gallery West hosted its inaugural Artist Talk to accompany our “I Shall Return Again” exhibition in December 2018. Moderated by Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence, this conversation featured three of the seven artists in the exhibition, 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 the Western Jamaican realities. A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter who were also featured in this exhibition was hosted later on in January 2019.
The Artist Talk was held inside National Gallery West located at the Montego Bay Cultural Center. .
This week’s craft pays homage to those who advocated and fought for our rights. We commemorate Jamaica’s National Hero’s by making bookmarks. Having a bookmark that reminds you of the power and freedom gained through educating one’s self is empowering in itself.