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Gifts from the 'Art' - New Christmas cards and posters at NGJ Gift Shop

Published:Sunday | December 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM
J.B. Kidd's 'Retirement' (c.1836) 2014 Christmas card. - Contributed Photo
Karl Parboosingh's 'Young Mothers' (c.1965) 2014 Christmas card. - Contributed Photo
Samere Tansley's 'Grandflora' (1993) 2014 Christmas card. - Contributed Photo
Osmond Watson's 'Hymn in Praise of Jah' (1979) 2014 Christmas card. - Contributed Photo

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) Gift Shop has selected a number of popular Jamaican art works from their collection to offer as Christmas cards. The new cards feature work by Samere Tansley, Osmond Watson, Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds, J.B. Kidd, and Karl Parboosingh and are available with pre-printed holiday greetings as well as blank cards.

"We are also pleased to launch our latest selection of art prints inspired by the National Gallery's 40th anniversary," said Michka McCreath, gift shop manager.

In 1990, the National Gallery received major works from one of the most important private collections of the 1960s and 1970s, from well-known art patron A.D. Scott. From this collection, Barrington Watson's 'Athlete's Nightmare II' (1966), Carl Abrahams' 'Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah' (c.1965), and Karl Parboosingh's Young Mothers (c.1965) were selected as the perfect prints for sending warm wishes to everyone on your shopping list.

New collection

In addition, the new collection also features Renée Cox's 'Red Coat' (2006) and Osmond Watson's 'City Life' (1968), from the National Gallery's collection. Another favourite, Colin Garland's 'Kore' (1996) from the Aaron and Marjorie Matalon Collection, another major donation to the gallery, is also available.

The National Gallery Gift Shop offers a wide range of other gift items. As part of the opening week of activities for the Jamaica Biennial 2014, the gift shop will be open today, December 14, with extended hours until 6 p.m.

The gift shop plays an important role in supporting the education and exhibition programmes of the National Gallery and your patronage is very much appreciated.