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.

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NGJ Hosts Members of the Caribbean Court of Justice

From left to Right: O’Neil Lawrence, Chief Curator, NGJ, Roxanne Silent, Senior Director (Acting), The Hon. Mrs. Justice Marva McDonald- Bishop; The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders – President, Caribbean Court of Justice; The Hon. Miss  Justice Carol Edwards; The Hon. Mr. Justice Bryan Sykes, Chief Justice of Jamaica; The Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Brooks, President, Jamaica  Court of Appeal & Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P., President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, NGJ’s Senior Director (Acting), Roxanne Silent, and Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence welcomed and provided a guided tour of the Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure exhibition to The Honourable Mrs. Justice Marva McDonald- Bishop, The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders – President, Caribbean Court of Justice, The Honourable Miss  Justice Carol Edwards, The Honourable Mr. Justice Bryan Sykes, Chief Justice of Jamaica, The Honourable Mr. Justice Patrick Brooks, President, Jamaica  Court of Appeal, who were all guests of Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P., President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

NGJ Welcomes Ministers of Republic of Namibia on Official Visit

From left to Right: Roxanne Silent, Senior Director (Acting), NGJ, Hon. Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Innovation & Training, Republic of Namibia, Hon. Christine //Hoebes, Minister in the Presidency, Republic of Namibia, O’Neil Lawrence, Chief Curator, NGJ & Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Jamaica.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, NGJ’s Senior Director (Acting), Roxanne Silent, and Chief Curator, O’Neil Lawrence welcomed and provided a guided tour of the Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure exhibition to Namibian Ministers the Honourable, Christine //Hoebes, Minister in the Presidency (representing the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation) and the Honourable Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Innovation & Training, both of the Republic of Namibia. The Ministers were also greeted and accompanied by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade and Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P., President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

“I am delighted to welcome Ministers //Hoebes and Kandjii-Murangi who are here to participate in the Inaugural Meeting of the Jamaica-Namibia Joint Committee as well as our Jamaica60 celebrations. Since one of the focal areas of their visit is culture, we intend to immerse our special guests in Jamaica’s vibrant spirit, through our performing arts, including music and dance, which they will experience at the Grand Gala. Today, I’m particularly pleased to accompany our Namibian sisters on their tour of our National Gallery to experience some of Jamaica’s visual arts treasures, including the Pressure exhibition which is part of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations.”

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, Film Screening Series [PART 1/4]

RECAP & ANNOUNCEMENT:

Friday, July 29, 2022 marked the successful opening of Part 1 of the 4-Part Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure Film Screening Series, curated by Storm Saulter, with venue at Official Hotel Partner, AC Hotel Kingston.

Following films ‘Fever Dream’ by Nile Saulter, and ‘Sprinter’ by Storm Saulter, a deep-dive into each of the films, their respective themes, challenges, and breakthroughs was led by Mrs. Isis Semaj-Hall and featured a cameo by ‘Sprinter’ actor, Kadeem Wilson during the Q&A segment. At the end of the filmmaker’s panel discussion Storm highlighted that the next films to be aired on Friday, August 26th, are exciting to him as they are both Jamaican Premieres.

An honour to have these films showcased under the Pressure theme, we invite you to take part in this very special upcoming screening. Be sure to mark Friday, August 26th on your calendars, with RSVPs being taken as early as Sunday, August 21, 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.’