The thriving capital city offers a huge variety of things to do, sights to see and places to go. The Jamaican culture is represented in many forms and the art galleries in Kingston are a great introduction to the island as seen through the eyes of its artists over the years.
Hi Qo Art & Framing Gallery
The gallery is on Waterloo Road in New Kingston and in its collection are works by Jamaican artists such as Colin Garland and George Rodney. It also features bronze works by Fitz Harrack and Susan Ale The gallery is now on Waterloo Road in New Kingston and in its collection are works by Jamaican artists such as Colin Garland and George Rodney. It also features bronze works by Fitz Harrack and Susan Alexander and carvings and ceramic works by Gene Pearson.
Tel: (876) 754-9419
Frame Centre Gallery
This gallery has been showing quality Jamaican art for the past 30 years from names like the late Milton George, Allan Zion, Everald Brown, Margaret Stanigar, Kofi Kayiga and Stanford Watson.
Tel: (876) 926-4644
Run by Hugh Dunphy since he opened it in 1965, this gallery exhibits the works of some of Jamaica’s best-known artists. Established since 1965, Bolivar Gallery and Antiques is one of the oldest art galleries in Jamaica. The gallery displays a collection of works by local and international artists, using various media. Bolivar gallery has the potential to locate pieces of interest and acquire them for clients. In addition, the value of any artwork in one's possession can be assessed by Bolivar.
Tel: (876) 926-8799
A space within a residential complex, this gallery occasionally displays art of Jamaican artists. The architecture of the complex is itself an attraction, and there is a well-stocked art store on the premises selling graphic art supplies and offering custom framing.
Tel: (876) 927-1608
This gallery is a venue for exhibitions and other art related events. It displays paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. Outside is a lush garden for respite from Kingston’s bustle.
Tel: (876) 924-6684
The National Gallery of Jamaica
This gallery located in downtown Kingston's waterfront houses the largest collection of Jamaican art and much of that is on permanent view. The NGJ mounts several exhibitions a year, with two recurrent ones, the National Biennial mounted at the end of every other year and the Annual National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition in the summertime.
Tel: (876) 922-1561
The gallery above this frame store is a well-kept secret, where those in the know regularly go to view and buy choice pieces from select artists. Located in Market Place, along with a range of restaurants at 30 Red Hills Road.
Tel: (876) 920-9134
*Studio 174 *is a group of young artists who run an exhibition space at 174 Harbour Street in downtown, Kingston. Go there for fresh ideas and new works. Studio 174 is a non-profit arts academy and studio in the heart of downtown Kingston teaching and producing fine art drawing, painting, film production, photography, sound and radio.
Tel: (876) 372-6098
*Revolution Gallery* offers more than just art, it's a gallery collective promoting artist exchanges and other activities. 44 Lady Musgrave Road.
Tel: (876) 946-0053
Island Art & Framing
Come to Island Art & Framing to view and purchase the unique works of Jamaican artists and craftsmen. We offer a beautiful selection of original Island art and we also carry exquisite handcrafted hardwood furniture, as well as Jamaican and imported home décor and craft items. Our other services include the framing of certificates, mirrors, posters and paintings and full service picture framing.
Tel: (876) 977-0318
Gallery Barrington Ltd
Barrington Watson is Jamaica’s master painter. His works are striking combinations of form and colour that radiate with energy. Whatever his subject, be it landscape or the human form, he executes his work with great skill. The recipient of several awards from many countries, he is recognized for his mastery of technique, depth of feeling and originality of vision. He is the author of Shades of Grey, a collection of autobiographical stories illustrated with his own paintings. The “Pan-Africans” portfolio, comprising forty four paintings, took him four years to complete.
Tel: (876) 978-7424
One of Kingston's newest Art Galleries, offering an extraordinary collection of fine art, finely crafted accent furniture, collectibles and other unique Jamaican items.
Tel: (876) 927-8111
Maison D'Art Gallery
This Fine Arts Gallery located in the heart of Kingston, offers a wide variety of specially designed art and crafts.
Tel: (876) 920-3510
Founded in 2008, and conveniently located in Kingston, Jamaica, SANAA STUDIOS was created to provide a training ground for Artists and Art Enthusiasts. They offer practical art classes given in a series of workshops by qualified, experienced instructors drawn from the diverse and amazing body of talented Artists in Jamaica.
Tel: (876) 977 4792
Simón Bolívar Cultural Centre
The two-storey building, which is the former office of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, now features an exhibit space, the Símon Bolívar Exhibit Hall to commemorate the Venezuelan liberator’s stay in Jamaica in 1815, and provides a link to the architectural period that existed at the time of his stay in Kingston. The facility houses an interpretive museum, library, administrative block, an exhibit hall and a 350-seater multi-cultural centre. It builds on the Bolivarian concept of cultural enlightenment offering opportunities for young children to be exposed to the cultural and performing arts.
Tel: (876) 967-0378 -80
A few other spots around Kingston to view and purchase art:
128 Gallerie Tel: (876) 978-7424
Alexander Cooper Gallery & Museum Tel: ( 876) 944-4711
Belcour Art Gallery – Gordon Town Tel: (876) 356-5769
Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts Tel: (876) 926-9593 Ext 2082
The Art of Contemporary Jamaica Tel: (876) 927-9958
Frame Centre Gallery Tel: (876) 926-4644
Jamaica Guild Of Artists Tel: (876) 754-5169
Suite Jamaica Travelling Gallery Tel: (876) 530-5744