throwbackthursday

#TBT | Due West 2019 Highlights

TBT ● This week’s throwback features highlights from the official opening of our second staging of our Due West exhibition in January 2019. Due West is an initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing the work of artists who live or are from Western Jamaica. After adjudication, 14 artists represented by a mixture of paintings, photography, audio visual art, Fibre art, mixed media and Sculpture, were selected: Indie Allen, Greg Bailey, Krystal Ball, Esther Chin, Andrea Jadusingh, Kate Moyston, Andrew Duhaney, P.J. Stewart, Ivorhod Walters and Trisannia Watson.

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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 | Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds Exhibition

#TBT | Nationl Gallery West exhibited Selections from the the National Collection: Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds in August 2017.
The Jamaican Intuitive artist and charismatic Revivalist Bishop Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds $was born in 1911 in Byndloss, a rural St. Catherine community some thirty miles from Kingston. Many of Kapo’s paintings and sculptures depict his cultural milieu, including portraits of those around him and scenes from daily life. He was also a fine landscape painter and he was fond of depicting the environment of his childhood, the hills and valleys of St. Catherine’s interior. Other works are more spiritual in nature and were clearly inspired by his visions and practices as a Zion Revivalist leader. Some of his works have erotic overtones and joyfully celebrate the nude human body and sexuality.

Visit the link below to read more:https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/selections-from-the-national-collection-mallica-kapo-reynolds/


#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 | “I Shall Return Again” Artist Talk

#TBT | National Gallery West hosted its inaugural Artist Talk to accompany our “I Shall Return Again” exhibition in December 2018. Moderated by Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence, this conversation featured three of the seven artists in the exhibition, Monique Gilpin, Leasho Johnson, and Cosmo Whyte, alongside guest panelist, Carla Moore, lecturer in Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies’ Western Campus. The discussion explored the ways in which the themes of postcolonial identities, gender, sexuality and Dancehall culture are explored in their work and how these themes relate to the Western Jamaican realities. A Conversation with Nile Saulter & Storm Saulter who were also featured in this exhibition was hosted later on in January 2019.

The Artist Talk was held inside National Gallery West located at the Montego Bay Cultural Center.
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#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.