The Olympia Gallery

Jamaica Saint Andrew Kingston

The Olympia Gallery is centrally located in Kingston, housed in the old Olympia residential complex built in the mid-70s by visionary A.D. Scott, whose dream was to create a centre for the arts. Forty years later the Scott legacy lives on under the direction of Rosie Thwaites whose family business incorporates not only a gallery, but also an art supply centre and frame shop.  “The Art Centre was purchased by my mother Pearl Chang in the mid-70s, and as we became more involved and developed a deeper appreciation of art, we introduced a framing service, and out of that evolved a gallery and the selling of original Jamaican art.” Says Rosie. The Gallery includes the largest private exhibition space on the island, comprising a spacious octagonal shaped exhibitions area on two floors, canopied by a huge plexi-glass domed roof. The walls are expansive, ideal for displaying large works of art.   Every year Olympia Gallery is host to several exhibitions, culmination in the much-anticipated End of Year Show featuring works of over twenty artists. “It’s an opportunity to introduce emerging talent, and new works by established artists. As one of the leading galleries in Jamaica, Olympia provides support to artists, enhancing their work through gallery representation and exhibition. “We represent artists at every stage of their career and follow their development and success. With new works coming in all the time, we offer a large inventory and a fresh perspective for the discerning collector.” We are dedicated to promoting Jamaican art, primarily original paintings and prints. Occasionally we do represent Caribbean artists. Our collection also includes ceramics and sculptures.