NGJ Summer Exhibition: Kay Sullivan

Kay Sullivan

Kay Sullivan - The Lion Sleeps to Night - NG150

Kay Sullivan – The Lion Sleeps to Night

I am an animal lover and I wanted to show that they experience feelings just like us. The lion is a majestic animal, and his roar strikes terror in both man and beast, but he also has a gentler side. I wanted to show him not prowling or hunting but curled up asleep with his head against his lioness soul- mate. The rest of the jungle relaxes while the lion sleeps.

This piece is a relief cast in bronze-resin, which is resin mixed with pulverized bronze.


NGJ Summer Exhibition: Tina Spiro

Tina Spiro

Tina Spiro, The Deep, Oil and casein on canvas and driftwood, 7'6_ X 10', 2019 copy

Tina Spiro – The Deep

“The Deep” is dedicated to the sea and our relationship to it. Sadly, we are losing the battle to preserve this essential source of life on our planet, along with all forms of life, and our ability to survive climate change, which is occurring now. 

Yet making art is a joyous process, laced with humor and good will. The small female diver encounters the leviathan, who eyes the viewer with mixed feelings. This somber message is delivered in the cloak of beauty…enjoy and take action.

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NGJ Summer Exhibition:Stafford Schliefer

Stafford Schliefer

Stafford Schliefer - Carnival Night - NG016

“Carnival Night” was inspired by Caribbean and Brazilian carnivals, the latter having been witnessed on some very colourful nights spent on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, in which the brilliance of the procession was surprisingly not at all dulled by the night. The vitality, energy of physical movement was overwhelming – kept in my mind until and throughout execution of “Carnival Night”. The predominantly black background conjures the night time backdrop, while the use of collage alongside brushing with acrylic paints allowed for the incorporation of items such as coloured feathers, fake jewellery, sequins, varicoloured pipe cleaners, and a carnival mask, all affixed with permanent adhesives. 

Stafford Schliefer - Wind and Light - NG025

Stafford Schliefer – Wind and Light – View of Mavis Bank

“Light and Wind, Mavis Bank” was birthed as a result of dramatic cloud formations observed on a trip to Mavis Bank. In keeping with my traditional infatuation with natural movement, the impressionist technique used allowed me to capture the circular and horizontal shifting of clouds, which appeared to be composing / changing the sky’s stage by redistributing sunlight, a phenomenon which never fails to stimulate me. 


Last Sundays October 27, 2019 to ft. MINORI


The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for September 29th will feature a performance by MINORI and the inaugural NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 will also be on view. This month’s staging is in association with the Institute of Jamaica’s Heritage Fest celebrations.




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The NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 consists of artwork from juried and invited artists from Jamaica and the diaspora to provide an inclusive and diverse showing of contemporary Jamaican art. The exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and concepts and displays a multitude of mediums in which they take form. It is also host to a number of emerging artists that we can look forward to seeing more work from in the future.



She strives to be all that she dreams‘ is the mantra of the Jamaican singer, MINORI. MINORI’s music possesses a deep power & soul, her fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, RNB and Dancehall, delivering a message of trial and triumph. Her latest single RED PILL was released early this month, the inspiration of which came from the monumental movie The Matrix, where the RED PILL represents exposure to truth beneath the lies & illusion that surrounds us.

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance by MINORI will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

NGJ Summer Exhibition: Judith Salmon

Judith Salmon

Judtih Salmon - Mother Mother Mother 123 - NG164

Judith Salmon – Mother, Mother, Mother I, II, III

Mother, Mother, Mother (#s I, II and III speak about the complexities of motherhood in the face of harsh realities which impact the vulnerable in our society and globally. Mothers not only witness the loss of tender, promising lives, but must pick up the threads and continue to nurture and give hope to the future. 

As mixed media prints these images were developed on paper using recycled linoleum over worked with monotype printing and chine colle. Small woodcuts of the heart in different states were printed on fabric, these were embroidered then hand stitched to the printed work on paper. Mother, Mother , Mother is from a series of seventeen mixed media prints which explore materials and subject in an attempt to get to the human heart of the matter.