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.

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

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.’

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, Film Screening Series

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT… No tickets remaining.

Filmmaker Storm Saulter joins the team of Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, as film curator and host of this special film screening series which starts Friday, July 29, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us at venue AC Hotel Kingston as short and feature length filmmakers showcase AND discuss their works, selected around the ‘Pressure’ theme. Swipe for the full schedule of screening dates and films. We are truly excited to extend the Kingston Biennial to include this film series.

RSVP for this unique experience via Eventbrite ONLY (Link in bio).

Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure takes over the Innovation Gallery of AC Hotel Kingston this Friday…

Press Release: NGJ Presents Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure

Kingston, Jamaica (June 13, 2022): –

From Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022, the National Gallery of Jamaica presents Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, in association with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport. The exhibit will feature artworks by 24 local and diaspora artists.

The Biennial exhibition will form part of the Jamaica 60th Diamond Jubilee and is a celebration of the Jamaican idiom, “pressure,” and the positive and negative ways in which it has shaped Jamaican society.
“From daily living, relationships and even in sporting events, pressure is at the heart of what ultimately makes Jamaicans a notable force in so many global arenas. As we emerge from a global pandemic, it will be interesting for gallery attendees to see how the psychological and emotional pressures of lockdowns and restrictions have and will continue to shape artistic representations, throughout this year’s Biennial and for years to come.” O’Neil Lawrence, Co-Curator, Pressure.

More details about the exhibition:
Kingston Biennial 2022: Pressure, Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • Grand Opening – Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Event Entry Type: Open to Public
    • Mask-Wearing: Mandatory
    • Maximum venue capacities will apply
    • All official government health & safety protocols will be enforced.
  • Featured Local & Diaspora Artists:
    • Hurvin Anderson
    • Greg Bailey
    • Simon Benjamin
    • Alicia Brown
    • Camille Chedda
    • Robin Clare
    • Katrina Coombs
    • Kaleb D’Aguilar
    • Ricardo Edwards
    • Laura Facey
    • Monique Gilpin
    • Nadine Natalie Hall
    • Satch Hoyt
    • Christopher Irons
    • Marlon James
    • Leasho Johnson
    • Matthew McCarthy
    • Omari Ra
    • Oneika Russell
    • Arthur Simms
    • Roberta Stoddart
    • Phillip Thomas
    • Jasmine Thomas-Girvan
    • Nari Ward
  • Event Associates & Sponsors
    • Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport.
    • CHASE Fund
    • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica
    • Tourism Enhancement Fund
    • Grace Kennedy Group
    • AC Hotel Kingston – Official Hotel Partner
    • Berger Paints Jamaica Ltd.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA
A division of the Institute of Jamaica
An Agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport
The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) located at 12 Ocean Boulevard, Downtown, Kingston is the largest and oldest public art museum in the English-speaking Caribbean. A division of the Institute of Jamaica (Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport), it currently operates from two locations in the capital city Kingston and Montego Bay. The custodian of Jamaica’s National Art Collection, its holdings boast a comprehensive aggregation of early, modern, and contemporary Jamaican works of art, as well as artwork produced by other Caribbean and international artists. Since its establishment, the museum has continually advanced its public offerings, which include active exhibition and engaging education programming, Gift and Coffee Shops, as well as Facilities Rental offerings. Its developments and success have reflected its mission: “To collect, research, document and preserve Jamaican, other related Caribbean art and related material to promote our artistic heritage for the benefit of future and present generations.”

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