Kids love arts and crafts, experimenting with different colours and techniques and that’s what we explore in this week’s craft. Painting with paintbrushes, sponges and sometimes fingers! Just have fun with it!
This week’s craft pays homage to those who advocated and fought for our rights. We commemorate Jamaica’s National Hero’s by making bookmarks. Having a bookmark that reminds you of the power and freedom gained through educating one’s self is empowering in itself.
National Gallery West is pleased to present Surreal Black with Carla Moore. Tune in to Activist, Consultant and Influencer, Carla Moore in conversation with Assistant Curator, Monique Gilpin as they discuss topics surrounding the systemic racism faced by people of colour, and how the exhibition and its featured artists explore the physical and psychological violence that continues to plague the black body on a global scale through their works.
Surreal Black with Carla Moore premieres on July 10, 2021 @ 1pm.
National Gallery West (NG West), the Montego Bay branch of the National Gallery of Jamaica, is pleased to present the exhibition Surreal Black. The exhibition will premier with a virtual tour on the NG West YouTube channel, on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 1:30pm. Surreal Black references varying stylistic approaches explored by featured artists, Carl Abrahams, Marvin Bartley, David Boxer, Leonard Daley, Colin Garland, Christopher Gonzalez, William “Woody” Josephs, Omari Ra, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds and Osmond Watson. To view the virtual tour of the exhibition Surreal Black, please click on the following link:
The featured works reflect the use of images of dreamlike or irrational juxtapositions and abstract expressionism, to symbolize and critique real world phenomena, which – through this exhibition – are now being interpreted to inform discourse around topics relevant to the experience of people of the African Diaspora, including systemic racism and the resurgence to greater public prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. The works of art produced by artists in Jamaica are not static historical documents; their depictions of the black body are part of the narrative of our lives past and future, but particularly in this hopefully more socially aware moment.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closure of the museum since March, the National Gallery West continues to enhance its online offerings in response, as well as to continue our exhibition programming and serve our communities. This means that unfortunately, the usual physical opening activities for the Exhibitions, will continue to be suspended until further notice.
Slime is a unique play material composed of various materials. One of the key aspects of slime formulation is that the materials must be safe for young children. In this video, we’ve created slime using simple, household materials.