#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

REIMAGINATION – The Works of Albert Artwell


National Gallery West is pleased to present its new exhibition which is now open for viewing at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, ‘Reimagination – The Works of Albert Artwell’ curated by the Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence. The exhibition features sixteen (16) of Artwell’s paintings and it represents a collective of works that speak to his personal worldview and the prevailing politics of Rastafari.

National Gallery West is open from Mondays – Saturdays, 9am – 4pm.

Visit for rates and to book a tour today.