The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce the continuation of its monthly “Last Sundays” programme and will again be open to the public Sunday, October 28 from 11 am to 4 pm.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is delighted to announce the resumption of its innovative child art programme, Saturday Art-Time, on Saturday September 15, 2012.
For educational purposes only.
This exhibition has been kindly sponsored by Jamaica National Building Society, Scotia Private Client Group, Island Car Rentals, Gleaner, Stewart’s Automotive, Pan-Jamaican Investments, Mayberry Investments and Wysinco.
His Grace Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, and Mrs Sentamu visited the NGJ, and its current Barrington: A Retrospective exhibition on Saturday, January 28. Among the many things they viewed, were a text panel and preparatory drawings for Out of Many One People (1962), a lost painting by Barrington Watson. On the next day, Archbishop Sentamu made reference to the painting as a metaphor for Jamaican society in his sermon at the Webster Memorial Church in Kingston. Archbishop Sentamu’s visit to Jamaica was associated with the Jamaica 50 observations. Below we provide you with further information on Barrington’s Out of Many One People painting.
“Out of Many, One People shows people at a bus stop, waiting to take the bus into the future. There are many people, young and old, middle class and working class, black, white, Indian and Chinese”
- Barrington Watson
The National Gallery of Jamaica in association with ARC Magazine and Caribbean InTransit is pleased to announce Offset: Art Publishing in the Caribbean, the joint launch of ARC Magazine Issue IV and the second issue of the new academic publication Caribbean InTransit. This event will take place at the National Gallery of Jamaica on Saturday, December 10, from 1:30 pm to 4pm.
To introduce the launch, the NGJ has developed a discussion panel that will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in art journal publishing across the Anglophone Caribbean and its Diaspora. The panel includes the editor and co-founder of ARC Magazine, Holly Bynoe, Marielle Barrow, founder and director of Caribbean InTransit, Keino Senior and Carol “Annie” Hamilton, editors of the new Edna Manley College journal Jonkunnu, Kim Robinson, editor of Jamaica Journal and Annie Paul contributing editor of Small Axe; the panel will be moderated by Veerle Poupeye, executive director of the National Gallery of Jamaica.
The panel and launch, which will be followed by a reception, will be held at the National Gallery of Jamaica, which is located at 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston (entrance on Orange Street). The event is free and open to the public. Copies of ARC IV, Caribbean InTransit 2 and back issues of both publications will be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored, with kind support, by the National Gallery of Jamaica, George Mason University and the Ministry of Culture of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
UPDATE 21/12/2011: Video footage and sound-recording now available:
Video of Q&A – part I:
Video of Q&A – part II
On Thursday, October 13, 2011, the Jamaican master artist Barrington Watson presented a major public lecture at the NGJ. This lecture was presented as part of the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, a project of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts on which the NGJ collaborated.
We are now pleased to present video footage of the lecture: