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National Gallery of Jamaica | 2019-01-02 11:14:00

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for December 30th, 2018 will feature the Nexus Performing Arts Company as well as tours of our current exhibition, Beyond Fashion.
To top off the year the award-winning Nexus Performing Arts Company is back for what has become a tradition for our December Last Sundays performance. The Nexus Performing Arts Company was formed in 2001 by Hugh Douse, Artistic Director, voice tutor, singer, actor, conductor, songwriter, and a former Director of Culture in Education. The group has a broad musical repertoire that draws on Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Semi-classical, Popular music including Reggae and show tunes, African and Classical music of the European and African traditions. Join them as they take us on a lyrical tour of the exhibition full song, dance and theatrical performance, a truly festive way to close 2018.
The Beyond Fashion exhibition features artists who utilise, or have included, elements of fashion in their practice. The selected artworks convey ways that art may push beyond the everyday understanding of fashion and to delve into a variety of topics, which range from the socio-economic to the historically political. Beyond Fashion includes the work of artists who are experienced in fashion design, fashion photography and jewellery making. These include Marvin Bartley, Kereina Chang-Fatt, The Girl and The Magpie, Jessica Ogden, Ebony G. Patterson, Alfredo Piola, Ayana Rivière, Peter Dean Rickards, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Phillip Thomas, Yasmin Spiro, Seymour Lewis and Cosmo Whyte.
The National Gallery of Jamaica will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the Nexus performance beginning at 1:30 p.m. As per usual on Last Sundays, admission is free, but contributions to our Donations Box, located in the lobby, are appreciated. These donations help to fund exhibitions like Beyond Fashion and our Last Sundays programming. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will be open for business.

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