It was established in and is located in the Kingston Mall, a commercial and cultural center on Kingston harbour. Patterson, Philip Thomas and Leasho Johnson. The National Gallery also exhibits works by various international artists and traveling exhibitions. It offers research material on Jamaican art and culture, and coordinates educational programmes.
Spend any amount of time in Jamaica and the cultural creativity becomes apparent almost immediately. If there is music to dance to, Jamaicans will be dancing. If there is a surface to paint, Jamaicans will paint it—and usually with the brightest colors. Though economic struggles and corruption continue to plague the country, the people find joy in self-expression.