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Alice Yard Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing

Five writers hailing from islands across the Caribbean have been shortlisted for the inaugural Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing. The list features writers from Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, St.

NLS and Arc Take Caribbean Artists to (e)merge 2014

Caribbean Artists at (e)merge

The Kingston-based art space, NLS is collaborating with Arc Magazine for a presentation of Caribbean art and artists in conversation with artists from outside the region at the 2014 (e)merge art fair, October 2 - 5.

National Gallery Glances Over Its Shoulder with In Retrospect

Ebony G Patterson's Cultural Soliloquy (Cultural Object Revisited)

Regardless of the road you travel, it's usually helpful to cast a glance over the shoulder to see where you are coming from and the road covered thus far.

Nicole Smythe-Johnson: Making a Case for Independent Curation

Nicole Smythe-Johson

The slippage of language and the eloquence of silence brought Nicole Smythe-Johnson  into the wold of visual.

Social Atrocities: Three Young Artists Speak

Greg Bailey's Recruits

Three young Jamaican artists turned their gaze on Jamaica to uncover the canker sores eating away at the nation. Dubbed Social Atrocities, the exhibition, currently showing at the Olympia Gallery, features new paintings by Kimani Beckford, Monique Lofters and Greg Bailey.

SVA Final Year Exhibition 2014

Natali Daley's Creed

As I made my way through the Final Year exhibition of the School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College, I was feeling a growing sense of disappointment. Last year’s had been exciting and seemed rife with vibrant emerging artists expressing new ideas.

Anything With Nothing: Street Art Skanks Into National Gallery of Jamaica

Miss Lou's face grace's the bonnet of a car

Jamaican street art skanked into the National Gallery of Jamaica via its latest exhibition Anything With Nothing, a look at the images that have been spattered on the walls of the Kingston’s streets.

Street Art Exhibition 'Anything With Nothing' Headed to National Gallery of Jamaica

Michael Robinson's Selassie & Anthony Brown's 'Janice' photo: Olivia McGilchrist

Kingston’s streets, or at least the art which covers its walls, will be strutting into the National Gallery of Jamaica on Sunday, May 25, 2014, with the opening of the exhibition, ‘Anything with Nothing: Art from the Streets of Urban Jamaica’. 

Japan Kingdom of Characters Lands in Jamaica

Japan: Kingdom of Characters exhibition

The travelling exhibition Japan: Kingdom of Characters recently opened at the National Gallery of Jamaica. If one is not overly au fait with Japanese manga and anime, at first glance, the exhibition is more than a little bewildering.

Canopy Guild at NLS

Canopy Guild at NLS

Canopy Guild, the collaborative output of seven artists in different fields of the visual landscape opened at the New Local Space (NLS). The brain child of Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner, the 2014 summer artist-in-Residence at NLS, Canopy Guild is certainly ambitious in scope.

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