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#TBT ○ This week’s throwback highlights a snapshot of students from Mount Alvernia High School, expressing their fascination with one of the most intricate installations featured in the ‘Seven Women Artists’ exhibition, titled, ‘Grow Wings My Love Grow Wings’ created by Artist, Jasmine Thomas Girvan.

#TBT | Tour Highlights

#TBT ● Today’s throwback features
a snapshot of one of our many fun moments during tours at National Gallery West. The guest to the left of Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin, attempted to imitate her giving a guided tour of
‘The Art of Jamaican Sculpture’ exhibition. The exhibition opened at National Gallery West in 2018 and the featured works explored the rich tradition of Jamaican sculpture in the 20th and 21st Centuries. This exhibition featured critically acclaimed work by the following artists, Lawrence Edwards, Laura Facey, Christopher Gonzales, Fitz Harrack, Roy Lawrence, Edna Manley, Ronald Moody, Alvin Marriott, David Miller Snr, David Miller Jnr, Winston Patrick, Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds, Namba Roy, Kay Sullivan, Osmond Watson, Ted Williams and John Doc Williamson.

To read more about The Art of Jamaican Sculpture, visit the following link: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/the-art-of-jamaican-sculpture/

#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.

#TBT | Tour Highlights of ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ at National Gallery West

#TBT | Special Guest at NGW

#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).
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#TBT | Twins of Twins Visit to NGW

Today’s #TBT features snapshots of comedians and Dancehall sensations, Patrick “Curly Lox” Gaynor and Paul “Tu-Lox” Gaynor more popularly known as Twins of Twins visit to National Gallery West during their tour of the Spiritual Yards exhibition in 2018.

#TBT | Visitors from Deafinately Jamaica Tours

#TBT ● Today’s throwback features a snapshot of visitors from Deafinately Jamaica Tours after their tour of the ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition in 2018. Deafinately Jamaica Tours is Jamaica’s first disability destination management company based in Montego Bay.

#TBT | Young visitors from John’s Hall Primary

Today’s throwback features Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin engaging students from John’s Hall Primary in National Gallery West’s Art Supply Initiative activities after their tour of ‘The Art of Jamaican Sculpture’ exhibition in 2018 . We hope to be able to engage with our youth again some day.

#TBT | Remembering Michael Lester

Photo: Althea (left) and Garth (right) pose for a photo by Michael Lester’ painting titled ‘Rastafarian’. They paid NGW a visit to view Michael Lester – A Montego Bay Artist. Both spent their childhood around Lester and his wife Peggy during his time in Belmont.

#TBT | Spiritual Yard – Elijah (Geneva Mais Jarrett)

It’s International Women’s Month and we are dedicated to highlighting women in art for the month of March in our #Throwback Thursday series and once per week in our Insta Stories.

Today’s throwback features works by intuitive artist, Elijah (Geneva Mais Jarrett) from the ‘Spiritual Yards’ Exhibition, a selection from the Wayne & Myrene Cox Collection. Spiritual Yards explores 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. As Wayne Cox has rightly argued, these spiritual yards are often their most outstanding works of art and their cultural significance in the Jamaican context warrants further exploration. 

Geneva Mais Jarrett became ‘Elijah’ when she was baptized as a young adult. Elijah took on the role of preacher and prophetess, creating the Elijah Tabernacle in her home in the community of Rose Town, Kingston. She consecrated the area by painting most of the outside surfaces of the building, gate and zinc fencing with mural scenes of angels and events of the bible. She consecrated the area by painting most of the outside surfaces of the building, gate and zinc fencing with mural scenes of angels and events of the bible. She also hung painted banners and seals, as well as set up revival basins. Her yard became a safe haven in tough times.

To read more, visit: https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/spiritual-yards-gallery-4-part-2-elijah/

Artworks:

Left: The Angels of Deliverance and Light, 1996

Right: Elijah – Noah Warns the Nation of the Coming of God (1996), Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection

Elijah – The Conquering Lion Shall Loose Every Chain (1996), Wayne and Myrene Cox Collection.