The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sunday programme for December is scheduled for Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition, which features sixty-eight works from the National Art Collection and explores the role of religion and spirituality in Jamaican culture and history. The artists featured include Osmond Watson, Edna Manley, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Carl Abrahams, Everald and Clinton Brown, Renee Cox, Ebony G. Patterson, Gloria Escoffery, Norma Rodney-Harrack and Omari Ra.
The featured performance on Sunday, December 29 will be a by Nexus Performing Arts Company and will start at 1:30 pm. The Nexus Performing Arts Company was formed in 2001 by Hugh Douse, Artistic Director, a voice tutor at the Edna Manley College School of Music, singer, actor, conductor, songwriter, and a former Director of Culture in Education. The award-winning group has a broad musical repertoire that draws on Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Semi-classical, Popular music including Reggae and Showtunes, African and Classical music of the European and African traditions. Their December 29 performance will be on themes related to our present Religion and Spirituality exhibition.
As is now customary, admission to the NGJ will be free and free guided tours and gallery-based children’s activities will be offered. The gift and coffee shop will be open for business and contributions to the donations box are welcomed. Revenues from our shops and donations help to fund programmes such as the Religion and Spirituality exhibition and our Last Sunday programming.