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.
#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’.
#TBT | JCAY Summer Workshop Tour
#TBT | Today we highlight a snap shot of the inaugural JCAY summer workshop group who were intrigued during their tour of Xaymaca: Nature and the Landscape in Jamaican Art exhibition in 2015.
#MakeArtMondays | Perspective Drawing
Drawing in perspective is much easier than you might imagine and it’s a lot of fun. Follow these easy steps and have fun with them!
#TBT | Girl’s Trip to NGW
It was such a pleasure welcoming this group of long-time friends who planned a girl’s trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2018. Their vacation plans didn’t just include soaking up the sun on the beach but also visiting historical locations to learn more about our rich culture and history.
#MakeArtMondays | Dice Games
The benefits of playing dice games for kids are many! Playing these games will expose kids to the wonders of probability, put math calculation skills to use, improve visual perception and manual dexterity. Not only that, while playing dice games, your children will be improving their social skills. They will need to learn patience, turn taking and good sportsmanship! Enjoy!
Music by Matt Escape – Modern beats https://www.youtube.com/c/mattescape
#TBT | School Tours
We were delighted to welcome young minds from Montego Bay Prep to view our exhibition space. They were given a tour of the ‘Seven Women Artists’ exhibition in 2015.
#MakeArtMondays | Bubble Wand
Bubbles are the best! And since we love them so much I decided to share how easy and fun they can be to make your own. These homemade Bubble Wands and homemade Bubbles make a great holiday craft idea or party favor too.
*Glue gun safety tips: https://www.gluegun.com/blogs/news/7632387-glue-gun-safety
*Parental Supervision Required
Music: Party Time by Dj-VipFlash: https://soundcloud.com/musik-remix-20… https://creativecommons.org/licenses/… Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg
#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 | Due West Tour Highlight
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.