Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
In his first solo exhibition, Belasario and the Soundboy, Leasho Johnson draws a pulsating, drum and bass laden line between Jamaica’s colonial/plantation history, tourism and contemporary Jamaican sexuality as it is often uncovered in dancehall.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 21st, 2016
The Caribbean Linked exhibition resulting from the annual residency opens today in Oranjestad, Aruba. Hosted by Ateliers ’89, Caribbean Linked brings together artists from across the region with representatives from the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Bristol, the city of Banksy, Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky is getting its feel of the steady yet exhilarating pulse beat of Jamaican art.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 8th, 2016
The National Gallery of Jamaica pays homage to the increasing use of digital tools in creating art with their latest exhibition Digital, which opened recently at their Downtown Kingston location.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 6th, 2015
This is the age of pop-ups, when entities shed the restrictive confines of specific brick and mortar spaces and chose mobility instead. The visual arts in Jamaica have now joined that movement with the introduction of Red Easel.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
Ten emerging visual artists have been selected for Young Talent 2015, which, bouyed by the musical stylings of Jah9, will open at the National Gallery of Jamaica on August 30, 2015. First staged 30 years ago in 1985, Young Talent is growing up.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
The slippage of language and the eloquence of silence brought Nicole Smythe-Johnson into the wold of visual.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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’.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 4th, 2013
For some, a party flyer is nothing more than a bothersome nuisance cluttering windscreens as they vie for the attention of potential patrons. However, for Wilmer Wilson IV, they provide a window into a city.