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NLS Presents an 'Intimate Encounter' With Marlon James

Marlon James

In the tiny room that houses the big ambitions of the NLS art initiative, photographer Marlon James staged his first solo exhibition, Intimate Encounters.

Jamaica's Biennial 2012 Closes With Insightful Artist Talks

Storm Saulter (right) discusses his short film 'Tied'. O'Neil Lawrence looks on

As the 2012 Jamaica National Biennial prepared to close, the National Gallery of Jamaica invited Hope Brooks, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Duane Allen and Storm Saulter, four of the artists whose works are featured in the exhibition, to participate in an extended tour and artist talks.

Reggae Bloodlines in Pictures at Pulse

Reggae Bloodlines Exhibition at Pulse

The name of the image is ‘Backstage Recreation’. It is a striking yet etherial picture of  two musical legends Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger as well as a third man who cannot be clearly seen.

Reggae Poster Auction for Alpha Boys School at Strawberry Hill

Poster designed by Michael Thompson in tribute to Alpha Boys School

The Alpha Boys School will culminate its Reggae Month activities with a silent auction of seven limited edition posters from the World A Regge exhibition at Strawberry Hill, St. Andrew.

Binary Solved - Word & Sound Art Installation

Binary Solved Art Installation at NLS

Having fuddled the address for the New Local Space (NLS), I reached the first night of Binary Solved, a little later than intended, while driving around the Mountain View area I had been tempted to simply abandon the search and head home instead.

Making Their Mark with 'Dirty Crayons'

Dirty Crayons: Victory Run now on at Cafe What's On, Kingston

The second installment of Dirty Crayons titled ‘Victory Run’, filled Cafe What's On, Kingston, to capacity and then some on Saturday night (January, 12) showcasing art by five of the region’s up and coming visual artists Keegan Simon, Leasho Johnson, Jehan Jackson, Taj Francis and Kemar Swaby.

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Cops 2012 Aaron Matalon Award

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's 'Dreaming Backwards'

Jeweller and sculptor Jasmine Thomas-Girvan copped the prestigious 2012 Aaron Matalon Award which was announced on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.

Manga Invasion?

Howard Hamilton surrounded by his illustrations

Manga, the Japanese form of comics has spread well beyond those islands to resonate with youths globally.

Jamaica Biennial - From the Daring to the Conservative

A woman examines Phillip Thomas' 'Upper St. Andrew Concubine'

If Jamaica’s national biennial can be viewed as the pulse of the Jamaican heart world, then it seems that art on the island is showing wonderful signs of health.

NGJ to open National Biennial 2012

Veerle Poupeye Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica

The National Gallery of Jamaica, downtown Kingston will unveil the 6th National Biennial on December 9. The 2012 Biennial will feature 126 works by 86 artists. According to Veerle Poupeye, Executive Director of the NGJ the exhibition will be reflective of the state of contemporary Jamaican art.

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