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.

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.’

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.’

Happy International Museum Day

Today we celebrate museums—spaces that facilitate learning about history, culture and heritage, as well preserve cultural objects and information.

In Jamaica we have a variety of museums that each cater to their own niche. At the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) we focus on Jamaican and Caribbean art and related material. These artworks can come in a number of mediums, such as paintings, sculptures, digital works and more. We also house a small library centred around art as well as other related documentation to preserve our cultural knowledge for generations to come.

The NGJ falls under the Institute of Jamaica (IoJ) and is one of the many museums they are parent to.

Other museums within the IoJ are: