Jamaica : The Art Destination

‘Mother and Child’ done by Edna Manley

Jamaica has so much to offer along with its breath-taking beaches and warm people. Art is just one of the many elements in Jamaica that is deeply cherished.

World famous artist, Edna Manley was a great sculptor and contributor to Jamaican culture. Wife of former Premier Norman Manley, she is often considered the “mother of Jamaican art”. Jamaica also boasts works from Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds, Barrington Watson, Albert Huie and Christopher Gonzales.

Sunset at the Beach #1 done by Barrington Watson

Go out and experience the blend of colors, textures and patterns at the  National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ), home of many of Jamaica’s top artists and the  oldest and largest public art gallery in the Anglophone Caribbean.

The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and it’s two recurrent national exhibitions, the National Biennial and the annual National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition.

Be a part of history, be a part of art. Jamaica is most definitely the art destination.

To experience more of Jamaican art at its finest, visit The Evolution Of Jamaican Art

 

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