The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for November 29, 2015 will feature an exhibition of Recent Acquisitions and a special musical performance by GiRL.
The Recent Acquisitions exhibition features a selection of the National Gallery’s acquisitions since 2012, featuring artists such as Marlon James, Fitz Harrack, Milton George, Olivia McGilchrist, Rex Dixon, Cosmo Whyte, Berette Macaulay, Sand, Avagay Osbourne, Howie, Kereina Chang-Fatt, and others and includes works from the Guy McIntosh Donation, a group of eighty works received in 2011, as a gift from the late gallerist and collector Guy McIntosh. The selections reflect the National Gallery’s recent efforts to address gaps in its permanent collection, particularly with regards to textile and fibre art, contemporary photography, and art by young artists and women.
GiRL, whose birth name is Shanique Brown, is a singer and actress who praises the entertainment industry in her home country Jamaica for her experience. After being trained at the Ardenne High School in both acting and singing she was then ushered into both industries by her mentors Ian Hird, Suzanne Beadle and Dwayne Morris and has been growing ever since. She has won numerous awards at all levels of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission in both areas and was recently awarded by the University of Technology for her accomplishments thus far in the performing arts. She is not just a singer and actress but also a writer, composer and arranger of music for herself and others. GiRL is a lover of music and as such does not confine herself to any one genre; she however has a soft spot for soul. Her set at the National Gallery will reflect her eclectic musical interests and will include original songs and covers.
As is now customary for Last Sundays, the doors will be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm and the GiRL performance will start at 1:30 pm. Admission and guided tours will be free. Contributions to our donations box are, however, always welcomed and help to fund our Last Sundays programming. The gift and coffee shop will also be open for business and the gift shop is fully stocked with a fine selection of Jamaican-made art, craft and other gift items for your Christmas shopping!