The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for July 26, 2015 will feature the much-anticipated artists’ talks to accompany its current exhibition Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists, which invites viewers to reflect on the role and status of women in the Jamaican art world. Participating artists will include Miriam Hinds-Smith, Amy Laskin, Prudence Lovell and Berette Macaulay, who will speak about their work and the issues that surround it, in the context of local and global debates about the role and advancement of female artists in the art world.
Visitors will not only be able to view the Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists exhibition but also the Kapo and Edna Manley Galleries, the Historical Galleries, and the A.D. Scott Galleries, as well as a temporary exhibition consisting of sections from the Gallery’s modern Jamaican collection, which is staged while those galleries are being refurbished. The latter exhibition includes major work by Edna Manley, Albert Huie, Carl Abrahams, Koren der Harootian, David Pottinger, Barrington Watson, Eugene Hyde, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Everald Brown, Albert Artwell, Colin Garland, and Gloria Escoffery.
As is customary on Last Sundays, the doors will be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm and admission, guided tours and children’s activities will be free. Contributions to our donations box are greatly appreciated and help to fund exhibitions and programmes such as the Explorations series and our Last Sundays programming. The gift and coffee shop will also be open for business.