Christmas Shopping at the NGJ Gift Shop

Are you in search of the perfect holiday gift to show your family and friends that you care? Look no further than the National Gallery of Jamaica Gift Shop, which offers a wide selection of fine gift items to suit every personality and budget.

Send Holiday wishes and New Year cheer with our exclusive greeting cards featuring iconic works of art from the National Gallery’s permanent collection. This season, we are excited to offer three new popular Jamaican artworks from our national collection as Christmas cards, available with pre-printed holiday greetings or blank. The new cards feature artwork by celebrated Jamaican artists Gaston Tabois, Albert Huie and Colin Garland. These artists have created beautiful visualizations in paint that depict the Jamaican landscape, people and imagination.

Intuitive (self – taught) artist, Gaston Tabois’ Road Menders (1956); Albert Huie’s Noontime (1943) and the centre panel of In the Beautiful Caribbean (1974) by Colin Garland are the works selected. We are also pleased to offer Red Set Girls, and Jack-in-the-Green (1837) by pre-twentieth century artist, Isaac Mendes Belisario, courtesy of The Hon. Maurice W. Facey and Mrs. Valerie Facey collection.

Also new in our Gift Shop are impressive masks created by the multi-dimensional artist, Nakazzi Hutchinson and matted colour as well as black and white photographs by fine art photographer, Donnette Zacca, who was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal this year by the Institute of Jamaica.

The National Gallery Gift Shop offers an assortment of fine, Jamaican-made merchandise, including: jewellery, prints, paintings, photographs, postcards, handcrafted woodwork items, T-shirts, ceramics, aromatic spa products, and home décor, which are designed and produced by local artists, designers and crafts producers. Revenue earned from the Gift Shop helps to support the National Gallery of Jamaica’s education and exhibition programmes.

The Gift Shop is open Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 10 am to 4:30 pm and on Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm. On Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm and every last Sunday of the month from 11 am to 4 pm.

Celebrate Mothers


Show your Mother how special she is this Mother’s Day with exquisite gifts from the National Gallery of Jamaica Gift Shop. To help you express your love and gratitude, we are offering 5 – 15% off purchases over $5,000, plus a FREE gift for you.

We are excited to share with you some of the gift options available in time for May 10.

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Art Greeting Cards:

The Gift Shop carries a wide variety of blank greeting cards with art works from celebrated artists including: Barrington Watson, Herbie Rose, Edna Manley and Milton Messam. Personalise your Mother’s Day gift with a message on one of our art cards.

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Handmade Fine Jewellery:

We have an assortment of unique handmade jewellery to suit all budgets and styles. Pamper your Mother with eye-catching pieces from our jewellery collection that includes pieces from talented Jamaican Designers/Goldsmiths: Reve, Purple Jade, Patchwork Lily, Carol Campbell and The Girl and the Magpie. Continue reading

Gifts from the ‘Art’: New Christmas Cards and Posters in the NGJ Giftshop

Christmas Cards 2014Make the National Gallery of Jamaica Gift Shop your destination this season for all your holiday needs. As is now customary, we have selected a number of popular Jamaican art works from our collection to offer as Christmas Cards. The new cards feature work by Samere Tansley, Osmond Watson, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, J.B. Kidd and Karl Parboosingh, and are available with pre-printed holiday greetings and blank.

“We are also pleased to launch our latest selection of art prints inspired by the National Gallery’s fortieth anniversary,” said Michka McCreath, Gift Shop Manager. In 1990, the National Gallery received major works from one of the most important private collection of the 1960s and 1970s, from well-known art patron A.D Scott. From this collection, we selected Barrington Watson’s “Athlete’s Nightmare II (1966),” Carl Abrahams’ “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (c.1965),” and Karl Parboosingh’s “Young Mothers (c.1965),” as the perfect prints to send warm wishes to everyone on your shopping list.

In addition, the new collection also features Renee Cox’s “Red Coat (2006)” and Osmond Watson’s “City Life (1968),” from the NGJ collection. Another favourite, Colin Garland’s “Kore (1996)” from the Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, another major donation to the NGJ, is also available.

The NGJ Gift Shop offers a wide range of other fine gift items suitable for all budgets. As part of the opening week of activities for the Jamaica Biennial 2014, the NGJ Gift Shop will be open every day from December 7 to 14 with extended hours until 6pm.

The Gift Shop plays an important role in supporting the education and exhibition programmes of the National Gallery and your patronage is very much appreciated.

Christmas Shopping at the NGJ!

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Still looking for that ideal place to do your Christmas shopping, with unique, Jamaican-made gift items and at prices you can afford?

Come and visit our NGJ Gift Shop, which carries books on art and culture, including NGJ catalogues; a wide range of Jamaican art posters and cards, including our line of exclusive Christmas cards; unique art and craft items by various Jamaican artists; scented candles and soaps; and many other fine gift items. We have a brand new Jamaican art desk calendar for 2013, the National Biennial 2012 catalogue and souvenir mugs, T-shirts and notelets; poster reproductions from the International Reggae Poster Contest and select Michael Thompson poster reproductions; a new line of Jamaican art book markers; a wide selection of ceramics by artists such as Phillip Supersad, Michael Layne, David Pinto, Frazer Ceramics and the Clonmell Potters; and hand-made jewellery by Reve, Purple Jade, Megan Allison, Donna Uter, Kima Francis.

Our prices are very competitive and gift shop revenues support various Jamaican artists and greatly help to fund the programmes of the NGJ. Our gift shop is open during regular opening hours. For information on products and prices, call us at 922-1561 or -63; we offer wholesale discounts on NGJ products.