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.
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 www.nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com
National Gallery West will be closed to the public on the following days during this festive season. Come and see our current exhibition or book a visit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#TBT | Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of young bright minds from Albion Primary, posing for a photo after their tour of Selections from the National Collection: Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds exhibition in 2017.
NOW OPEN FOR VIEWING
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 http://www.montegobayculturalcentre.org for rates and to book a tour today.
#TBT | Today’s throwback features a shot of a group of students from St. James High School during their tour of the Inaugural Due West exhibition with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin at National Gallery West in 2019.
Don’t forget, catalogues of some of our past Exhibitions are still available for purchase at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre’s gift shop.
Get your copies before they run out!
MBCC Opening Hours are:-
Mondays – Saturdays
9am – 4pm
For more details about our catalogues, you may visit http://www.montegobayculturalcentre.org or call （876）940-6402 /971-3920
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’.
Turn cardboard and string into twirly, whirly fun using markers or crayons.
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#TBT | Today’s throwback features snapshots of Assistant Curator and artist, Monique Gilpin, and Lyndon Taylor, account supervisor in travel & lifestyle practice at Finn Partners, who has also lent support to public relations efforts for the Jamaica Tourist Board, during a tour of the ‘I Shall Return Again’ Exhibition at National Gallery West in 2018.