- National Gallery of Jamaica
- The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art
Art Styles in Jamaica
jamaica is a muse that has inspired talents for centuries
From sculpture to pottery and painting, Jamaica has some of the most talented artists around. Find out what has influenced our art, and how we’re inspired by our island.
In Jamaica, not only is our island bursting with colour, from the misty mountain cliffs, to the tropical jungles and sky blue sea, but so are our people. Coming from all around the globe, with different customs, traditions and stories to tell, it’s no wonder we are creative in everything we do. This stands true in our art.
Our paintings, sculpture and pottery are amongst the best in the Caribbean. As we are so diverse, our artists work in a variety of styles, modes and forms, ranging from the academic to the self-taught, the surrealist and symbolist to the impressionist and social-realist. With classic and abstract forms influenced by Europe and America, and technique and colour from Africa, our pieces are truly unique and varied.
Over the years, we’ve produced some renowned artists, who we’re most proud of like Edna Manley, Albert Huie, Cecil Baugh, Kapo, Alvin Marriot, Dunkley Barrington, David Boxer, Barrington Watson and many others.
Our art is everywhere you turn, from traditional galleries and museums, to roadside spots and inner-city walls.
When you’re in Jamaica, just look around and take in our work. Browse the galleries, wander the streets in search of new talent and be inspired.
Experience Our Art At These Attractions
- Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery & Garden
- Ahhh Ras Natango is a tropical retreat comprising a gallery and botanical garden atop the hills
- Montego Bay Arts Council Limited
- The Montego Bay Arts Council is happy to share the creative genius of the island and in particular
- Harmony Hall Gallery
- Promoting excellence in, and broadening the appreciation of Jamaican art and craft was the principal
- Olympia Gallery
- The Olympia Gallery is centrally located in Kingston, housed in the old Olympia residential complex
- Grosvenor Galleries
- The Grosvenor Gallery specializes in paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. The works of art