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Reggae, Jazz and the Legacies of Slavery - First Sunday at National Gallery of Jamaica

Leasho Johnson explores  history, tourism and dancehall - We Have Met Before

As an unusually dreary November began in Kingston, The National Gallery of Jamaica had a vibrant First Sunday featuring the exhibition We Have Me Before to a vibrant close.

When the Soundboy Rules: Leasho Johnson's Solo Exhibition

Leasho Johnson's Belasario provocative exhibition the Sounboy and Belasario

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.

Four Languages, One Art - Caribbean Linked IV Opens

Caribbean Linked IV - Regional arts exhibition opens

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. 

Jamaican Art Pulses in Bristol

Ebony G Patterson & Gerard Hanson in Jamaican Pulse exhibition in Bristol

Bristol, the city of Banksy, Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky is getting its feel of the steady yet exhilarating pulse beat of Jamaican art.

NGJ Goes Digital: National Gallery Explores Digital Art With Latest Exhibition

Carla Moore explores Phillip Thomas' Faust

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.

Barbed Wires, Picket Fences and Pop-Up Art

Phillip Thomas

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.

Ten Emerging Artists for Young Talent 2015

Ten Emerging Artists Selected for Young Talent 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.

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.

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’. 

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