Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 24th, 2013
In the tiny room that houses the big ambitions of the NLS art initiative, photographer Marlon James staged his first solo exhibition, Intimate Encounters.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, February 4th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, January 14th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Manga, the Japanese form of comics has spread well beyond those islands to resonate with youths globally.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, December 10th, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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.