Gifts from the ‘Art': New Christmas Cards and Posters in the NGJ Giftshop

Christmas Cards 2014Make the National Gallery of Jamaica Gift Shop your destination this season for all your holiday needs. As is now customary, we have selected a number of popular Jamaican art works from our collection to offer as Christmas Cards. The new cards feature work by Samere Tansley, Osmond Watson, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, J.B. Kidd and Karl Parboosingh, and are available with pre-printed holiday greetings and blank.

“We are also pleased to launch our latest selection of art prints inspired by the National Gallery’s fortieth anniversary,” said Michka McCreath, Gift Shop Manager. In 1990, the National Gallery received major works from one of the most important private collection of the 1960s and 1970s, from well-known art patron A.D Scott. From this collection, we selected Barrington Watson’s “Athlete’s Nightmare II (1966),” Carl Abrahams’ “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (c.1965),” and Karl Parboosingh’s “Young Mothers (c.1965),” as the perfect prints to send warm wishes to everyone on your shopping list.

In addition, the new collection also features Renee Cox’s “Red Coat (2006)” and Osmond Watson’s “City Life (1968),” from the NGJ collection. Another favourite, Colin Garland’s “Kore (1996)” from the Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, another major donation to the NGJ, is also available.

The NGJ Gift Shop offers a wide range of other fine gift items suitable for all budgets. As part of the opening week of activities for the Jamaica Biennial 2014, the NGJ Gift Shop will be open every day from December 7 to 14 with extended hours until 6pm.

The Gift Shop plays an important role in supporting the education and exhibition programmes of the National Gallery and your patronage is very much appreciated.

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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