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#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 [4] locations and National Gallery West was one of them which featured an interactive video installation by David Gumbs titled ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’.

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#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

#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.