Christmas Shopping at the NGJ!

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Still looking for that ideal place to do your Christmas shopping, with unique, Jamaican-made gift items and at prices you can afford?

Come and visit our NGJ Gift Shop, which carries books on art and culture, including NGJ catalogues; a wide range of Jamaican art posters and cards, including our line of exclusive Christmas cards; unique art and craft items by various Jamaican artists; scented candles and soaps; and many other fine gift items. We have a brand new Jamaican art desk calendar for 2013, the National Biennial 2012 catalogue and souvenir mugs, T-shirts and notelets; poster reproductions from the International Reggae Poster Contest and select Michael Thompson poster reproductions; a new line of Jamaican art book markers; a wide selection of ceramics by artists such as Phillip Supersad, Michael Layne, David Pinto, Frazer Ceramics and the Clonmell Potters; and hand-made jewellery by Reve, Purple Jade, Megan Allison, Donna Uter, Kima Francis.

Our prices are very competitive and gift shop revenues support various Jamaican artists and greatly help to fund the programmes of the NGJ. Our gift shop is open during regular opening hours. For information on products and prices, call us at 922-1561 or -63; we offer wholesale discounts on NGJ products.

2011 Christmas Cards

The NGJ’s new Christmas Cards for 2011 will be off the press shortly. This year’s edition pays tribute to Jamaican master Barrington Watson, as we prepare for his retrospective in January.

Notelets and cards with a variety of other Jamaican art are also available. We also stock books, posters, original art, and a variety of Jamaican-made gift items. Visit us for your Christmas shopping – proceeds from our gift shop play an important role in funding our exhibitions and education programmes.

For  sales and more information contact our Gift Shop Manager Tiffany Martin at 922-1561 or -3 or 618-0654 or 5.

2010 National Biennial: NGJ to Participate in Christmas in the City

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The National Gallery of Jamaica will participate in Christmas in the City on Wednesday, December 15.

To mark the occasion, we will extend our opening hours to 10 pm, which will give members of the public additional time to view our permanent exhibitions and the 2010 National Biennial, Jamaica’s premier national art exhibition which runs from December 12 to March 5. The National Biennial offers a cross section of recent developments in Jamaican art, from the conventional to the experimental, and by well known and new artists.

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The 2010 NGJ Christmas Cards Are Coming!

The 2010 NGJ Christmas cards will be available on November 1. As is customary, we have selected a number of popular works from our collection, with subjects appropriate to the Holiday season. This year’s selections, which can be seen in the flier above, are available with  pre-printed Holiday greetings and blank. Since we wish to diversify the offerings in our gift shop, which have previously tended towards the traditional, we have however also launched a new series of notecards on contemporary Jamaican art. These are not specifically themed for the Holidays and do not include any pre-printed messages. The selections can be seen on the flier below. In addition, we also have two new notecards related to our current Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons exhibition, one features Michael Thompson’s Bogle poster and another David Boxer’s c1970 photograph of Edna Manley’s Bogle in front of the Morant Bay courthouse.

Gift shop sales play an increasingly important role in funding the exhibitions and programmes of the NGJ and we look forward to your support. For more information, call us at 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line); fax: 1.876.922-8544 or e-mail our Gift Shop Manager Tiffany Martin at: <tmartin@natgalja.org.jm>

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