NGJ Summer Exhibition: Nigel Scott

Nigel Scott

Introduction to the Book Honolulu, Kiani is from this series:

Nigel Scott Statement

Nigel Scott – Artist Statement

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Nigel Scott – Kiani

NGJ Summer Exhibition:Stafford Schliefer

Stafford Schliefer

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“Carnival Night” was inspired by Caribbean and Brazilian carnivals, the latter having been witnessed on some very colourful nights spent on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, in which the brilliance of the procession was surprisingly not at all dulled by the night. The vitality, energy of physical movement was overwhelming – kept in my mind until and throughout execution of “Carnival Night”. The predominantly black background conjures the night time backdrop, while the use of collage alongside brushing with acrylic paints allowed for the incorporation of items such as coloured feathers, fake jewellery, sequins, varicoloured pipe cleaners, and a carnival mask, all affixed with permanent adhesives. 

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Stafford Schliefer – Wind and Light – View of Mavis Bank

“Light and Wind, Mavis Bank” was birthed as a result of dramatic cloud formations observed on a trip to Mavis Bank. In keeping with my traditional infatuation with natural movement, the impressionist technique used allowed me to capture the circular and horizontal shifting of clouds, which appeared to be composing / changing the sky’s stage by redistributing sunlight, a phenomenon which never fails to stimulate me. 


Last Sundays October 27, 2019 to ft. MINORI


The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for September 29th will feature a performance by MINORI and the inaugural NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 will also be on view. This month’s staging is in association with the Institute of Jamaica’s Heritage Fest celebrations.




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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.



She strives to be all that she dreams‘ is the mantra of the Jamaican singer, MINORI. MINORI’s music possesses a deep power & soul, her fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, RNB and Dancehall, delivering a message of trial and triumph. Her latest single RED PILL was released early this month, the inspiration of which came from the monumental movie The Matrix, where the RED PILL represents exposure to truth beneath the lies & illusion that surrounds us.

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance by MINORI 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.

NGJ Summer Exhibition: Judith Salmon

Judith Salmon

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Judith Salmon – Mother, Mother, Mother I, II, III

Mother, Mother, Mother (#s I, II and III speak about the complexities of motherhood in the face of harsh realities which impact the vulnerable in our society and globally. Mothers not only witness the loss of tender, promising lives, but must pick up the threads and continue to nurture and give hope to the future. 

As mixed media prints these images were developed on paper using recycled linoleum over worked with monotype printing and chine colle. Small woodcuts of the heart in different states were printed on fabric, these were embroidered then hand stitched to the printed work on paper. Mother, Mother , Mother is from a series of seventeen mixed media prints which explore materials and subject in an attempt to get to the human heart of the matter. 


NGJ Summer Exhibition: Norma Rodney Harrack

Norma Rodney Harrack

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Norma Rodney Harrack – Folded

“Folded” – a slab-constructed ceramic work is part of a series that explores the traditional ‘envelope’ form.  A template of the form to be constructed was cut from a slab of clay; the two opposing sides were then joined at the sides and further joined to stand upright on a small base; the form was then paddled into flatness. The work conjures up architecture, providing bold use of line, mass and form.

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Norma Rodney Harrack – Mountain and Rain

“Mountain and Rain” – a rectangular slab work with undulating edge – ‘Mountain’. The lower sections of the flattened sides of the form are punctuated with repetitive low-relief linear striations moving down to the end of the base – ‘rain’.  “Mountain and Rain” manifests my love of nature. Nature’s forces continue to pique my interest and to influence the trajectory of my work. The inspiration I derive from nature also stimulates my creativity and allows greater dimension of my work. 

These hand-built forms are enhanced through my glaze palette of traditional whites and grays and textural qualities to create sculptural ceramics with modern sensibility.

NGJ Summer Exhibition: Randall Richards

Randall Richards

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Randall Richards – Black Bodies In The Sun


Black Bodies In The Sun is a study on the human form and the way we represent and interpret it. As a series, the work seeks to engage its audience to ask questions about how we perceive our own black bodies, male, female, and other, through stark, textured, monochromatic  juxtapositions of twisting and contorting torsos. It is the beginning of a conversation about self, identity and gender-normativity.”

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