NOTICE: Closed Saturday September 24, 2022

To Our Valued Patrons:

Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, the National Gallery of Jamaica regrets to inform that we will be closed to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

We anticipate reopening for normal operations on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., but encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @nationalgalleryofjamaica for further updates.

NGJ Welcomes The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., P.C., M.P.

From Left to Right: The Hon. Olivia Grange, C.D., M.P., Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, O.N., P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Jamaica; Ms Roxanne Silent, Senior Director, NGJ; Mr. O’Neil Lawrence, Chief Curator, NGJ.

Thursday, September 8, 2022, NGJ’s Senior Director, Roxanne Silent, and Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence welcomed and provided a guided tour of the Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure exhibition to The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, O.N., P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Along with the Kingston Biennial exhibition tour, the day’s proceedings also included presentations to The Honourable Olivia Grange, C.D., M.P. and The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, O.N., P.C., M.P., by the David Boxer Estate through the Onyx Foundation.

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, Film Screening Series [PART 2/4]

RECAP & ANNOUNCEMENT:

Friday, August 26, 2022 marked the successful staging of Part 2 of the 4-Part Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure Film Screening Series, curated by Storm Saulter, with venue at Official Hotel Partner, AC Hotel Kingston.

Featuring Jamaican premieres of films ‘Winston’ by Tanya Taylor, and ‘Right Near the Beach’ by Gibrey Allen, the audience was led to assess how the Jamaican society, deals with loss, heinous crimes and more specifically, hate crimes.

The post-analysis was conducted by Isis Semaj-Hall and based on audience participation we believe that the intent of each film was appreciated and embraced.

The National Gallery of Jamaica was honoured to have these films showcased under the Kingston Biennial Pressure theme.

Be sure to mark Friday, September 30th on your calendars for Part 3 of the Pressure Film Screening Series, with RSVPs being taken as early as Friday, September 23, via Eventbrite only.

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure is an art exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica, featuring the works of 24 local and diaspora artists around the Jamaican idiom ‘Pressure.’

PART II: Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, Film Screening Series

Join us for the Jamaican premiere of the award winning short film “Winston” by Tanya Taylor and feature length film “Right Near The Beach” by Gibrey Allen.”

This is part II of the Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure film screening series curated by Filmmaker Storm Saulter on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Short and feature length filmmakers showcase AND discuss their works with you in the Innovation Gallery at the AC Hotel Kingston. Swipe for the full schedule of screening dates and films.

Tickets available on Eventbrite as of 5 p.m. TODAY (Friday, August 19). See you there.

RSVP: Click Here

Writivity 2022 – A Tremendous Success

RECAP & ANNOUNCEMENT:

Monday, August 15, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 marked the successful staging of Writivity 2022, a workshop designed for grade 10 and 11 students preparing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Visual Arts Examination..

“Based on the majority response of the students who participated in WRITIVITY 2022, I am convinced that most of them feel at least 90% more confident about completing their CSEC visual arts journal, have a greater appreciation for the NGJ and can now do better research on Jamaican and other Caribbean artist.” – Dwayne Lyttle, Curatorial Assistant, in the Education Department.

“The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is quite pleased with the public’s response to this year’s Writivity Workshop. The participants exhibited great enthusiasm and reacted well to the presenters and the information. Interestingly, both teachers and parents saw the value of the workshop which was evidenced in their attendance and participation. As we continue to support and assist our CSEC visual arts students with the development of their reflective journals, we continue to encourage them to use the Education Department of the NGJ as a resource center for conducting research, engaging and connecting with our collections.”  – Kirt Henry, Assistant Curator, National Gallery of Jamaica.

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure is an art exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica, featuring the works of 24 local and diaspora artists around the Jamaican idiom ‘Pressure.’

Hurvin Anderson Visits NGJ

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, painter, Hurvin Anderson, visited the National Gallery of Jamaica. Following a brief tour, Mr. Anderson was presented with a copy of Kingston Biennial Pressure catalogue by Senior Director, Roxanne Silent.

Hurvin Anderson is a featured artist in Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure. He is a British painter known for exploring his Jamaican heritage through depictions of verdant Caribbean landscapes, tangled into abstractions rich with cultural references.

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure is an art exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica, featuring the works of 24 local and diaspora artists around the Jamaican idiom ‘Pressure.’