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
Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of the (3) top prize winners from Mount Salem Primary who participated in the NGW Art Supply Initiative after their tour of The Art of Jamaican Sculpture exhibition at National Gallery West in 2018.
Students from Mt. Alvernia High School took time out to view Judith Salmon’s ‘Twenty Benches’ installation at National Gallery West during the opening of the ‘Seven Women Artists’ exhibition in 2016.
#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.
#TBT | Today’s throwback features a snapshot taken during a group tour of the inaugural ‘Due West’ exhibition in 2019. Here, guests were viewing a video installation titled ‘Dancehall Duel’ by one of the 14 featured artists in the exhibition, Robin Clare.
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To read more about our Due West exhibition, visit our blog www.nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com
Today’s #TBT post features a group shot of students and their teachers from St. James Preparatory School after their tour of David Gumbs, ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ interactive installation. ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms’ was featured in The Jamaica Biennial 2017, which was the National Gallery of Jamaica’s flagship exhibition, shown at three locations, namely at the National Gallery and Devon House in Kingston and at National Gallery West in Montego Bay.
To read more about the Jamaica Biennial 2017 and David Gumbs ‘Xing Wang – Blossoms, visit: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/jamaica-biennial-2017-at-national-gallery-west-features-david-gumbs-xing-wang-video-installation/
Today’s throwback highlights a snapshot of artist and Lecturer, Prudence Lovell at the opening reception of the abridged version of ‘Explorations 3 – Seven Women Artists exhibition infront of her featured artwork, ‘Untitled (Connected III)’, 2015 at National Gallery West in 2015.
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TBT ● Today’s throwback features a snapshot of reporters from South Florida Caribbean News accompanied by Kirk White from the Jamaica Tourist Board, posing with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin (left) for a photo op, after their tour of the second staging of our past Due West exhibition in March 2019.
TBT | Today’s throwback back is a snapshot of a group of visitors from a Japanese cruise who were elated to soak up the culture while in Montego Bay, posing next to Kimani Beckford’s ‘Affirmation’ painting after viewing the ‘Affirmation Tour’ Exhibition in 2019.