The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for September 29th will feature a performance by QUILT. The inaugural NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 will also be on view.
The NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 consists of artwork from juried and invited artists from Jamaica and the diaspora to provide an inclusive and diverse showing of contemporary Jamaican art. The exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and concepts and displays a multitude of mediums in which they take form. It is also host to a number of emerging artists that we can look forward to seeing more work from in the future.
Founded by Rayon McLean, QUILT is a dynamic group of young creative artists exploring and sharing transformative theatre. An avenue for young creative artists & performers, by young creative artists & performers, QUILT was born out of a need for a fresh, new, innovative way of creating performance art- a need to do things differently. QUILT’s mission is to transform theatre. Using devised theatre as their main tool of expression and under the leadership of the 2010 Prime Minister Youth Awardee for Excellence in Arts and Culture, Mr. Rayon McLean, the group’s main focus is to provide pieces that come with a strong social message that forces you to think and reflect, feel, laugh, learn and see our way of telling stories.
Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance by QUILT will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.