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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.

Olivia McGilchrist Dubbed Under 40 Artist 2012

(l-r) Leasho Johnson, Marvin Bartley & Olivia McGilchrist

Kingston, Jamaica: Olivia McGilchrist walked away with the Jury prize for the 2012 Superplus Under 40 Artist of the Year. McGilchrist shared the glory with fellow photographer Marvin Bartley who earned the public vote for Artist of the Year.

Are Mobile & The Internet the Next Frontier: Caribbean Beta 2012

Ingrid Riley of ConnectiMass

Last Friday, techies from across Kingston pulled themselves away from their keyboards (although some carried them along) to converge on the Knutsford Court Hotel for the tech entrepreneurship conference, Caribbean Beta 2012. ess of the internet: mobile, social, consumer driven’.

Astro: The Morning Star Exhibition Launched

Astro Saulter receives a gift from the Hon. David Onley, Lt. Gov. of Ontario,

Astro Saulter had his shining moment on Saturday afternoon with the opening of his first exhibition Astro: The Morning Star at Studio 174, in downtown Kingston.

Reggae Posters Raise 1/2 Mill for Alpha Boys School

Roots of Dub poster by Alon Braier

A small piece of Reggae history was up for sale on Sunday morning, November 11, 2012, as the first 50 posters from the inaugural International Reggae Poster Competition, and its attendant exhibition World-a-Reggae, were auctioned off at the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) in Kingston.

Superplus Under 40 Artist 2012 Competion Opens

(l-r) Leasho Johnson, Marvin Bartley & Olivia McGilchrist

Kingston, Jamaica: The Mutual Gallery and Art Centre, Oxford Road, was filled to capacity on Thursday night when the 2012 Superplus Under 40 Artist of the Year competition and exhibition was unveiled.

Hard Work Trumps Inspiration - Cecil Cooper on Art and Life

Cecil Cooper

Dub from Israel to Jamrock - Alon Braier Winner of the International Reggae Poster Competition 2012

Alon Braier Winner of the First International Reggae Poster Competition

Kingston, Jamaica: When judging ended on the first International Reggae Poster Competition, Israeli freelance illustrator Alon Braier had copped the top prize with his Roots of Dub poster.

World a Reggae Exhibition: Exploring Reggae's Visual Vibrations

Roots of Reggae copped top prize in the Reggae Poster Competition

Music and visual art have long been kissing cousins, often sewing seeds of inspiration for each other. On Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, the National Gallery of Jamaica opened the exhibition World-A-Reggae, featuring the 100 best entries from the first International Reggae Poster Contest.

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