Schedule for the Remainder of 2010

The following is an overview of our plans for the remainder of the calendar year:

Michael Elliott - Loa Arise (2010) - Michael Elliott is one of the 14 young artists featured in Young Talent V

Young Talent V (until July 10): Last chance! If you have not yet seen it, or wish to see it again, next week is your last chance to see the exhibition in its entirety. Selections from the exhibition will however stay on view until the end of August.

Art on the Waterfront (July 12 – 30): The MultiCare Foundation and the NGJ are staging their annual art summer camp for children. Studio sessions will be held at nearby Studio 174 but the programme makes extensive use of the NGJ’s resources, by means of tours, gallery games and studio projects inspired by the art on view on in the permanent and temporary exhibitions. The programme is designed for children and teens from 6 to 18 years old and a limited number of spaces are still available. The participation fee is $ 1,000 per week.

2010 National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition (July 25-August 28, 2010): The NGJ’s annual collaboration with JCDC opens to the public on Sunday, July 25 at 3 pm and remains on view for one month. As has become customary, admission fees to the NGJ are waived for the duration of this exhibition (tour fees still apply). This juried exhibition comprises a youth and adult section and attracts multiple medals and prizes, including a prize of the public. Visitors to the exhibition can participate in the voting for the latter from July 25 to August 7.

Edna Manley - Bogle (1965) (Photograph by David Boxer, 1970)

Bogle: the Creation of an Icon (September 26-November 2010): This exhibition documents the creation of Edna Manley’s Paul Bogle monument and the controversies that have surrounded this public monument. The exhibition is scheduled as part of the NGJ’s National Heritage week programme.

Phillip Thomas - The N-Train (2010) - Phillip Thomas was the winner of the 2008 Aaron Matalon Award

National Biennial IV (December 12, 2010 – March 2011): We are starting our preparations for the premier national art exhibition, the 2010 National Biennial, which will open on December 12, 2010. The National Biennial in 2004 succeeded the NGJ’s Annual National Exhibition, which had been held annually since 1977. In its current form, the National Biennial consists of an invited section, to which artists with an already well-established track record are invited by the NGJ to submit work, and a juried section, which is open to all Jamaican artists and all artists living in Jamaica and selected by a panel of judges representative of major stakeholders in the local artistic community. Artists participating in the exhibition qualify for the prestigious Aaron Matalon Award for the best entry by a single artist and may also be considered for acquisition awards. The call for entries for the 2010 edition has been issued and entries to the juried section will close on Friday, October 15. Invited artists will receive their letters of invitation shortly. Entry forms and brochures with the rules and regulations of the National Biennial will be available as of July 5 and can be collected from the NGJ or downloaded from this blog (see separate “Call for Entries” post – forthcoming).

For more information on these exhibitions and Art on the Waterfront, call us at 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line); fax: 1.876.922-8544; e-mail: natgalja@cwjamaica.com

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