Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 3rd, 2017
The vibrant, energetic interpretations of Jamaican history, lifestyle, and culture, especially music, that went into the late Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson’s distinctive designs, now greets passengers arriving at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Ba
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 | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Dennis Scott’s Dog provided a dramatic official start to The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts' 40th anniversary celebrations in the student theatre named after the iconic playwright.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Kingston is a seaside city. This is an easy fact to forget, especially as you hopscotch over fetid water and the cracks and crags in the sidewalk.
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 | Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Images exploring the varying and varied definitions of masculinity in Jamaica will cover the walls of the National Gallery West, Montego Bay, as the exhibition Masculinities makes its way to the western end of the island. The exhibition will open at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Since the introduction of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme, one of its most intriguing elements has been how they strive to match the day’s entertainment with the exhibition. Sometimes the link is casual, even tenuous.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 13th, 2015
An exploration of Jamaican masculinity, or more accurately, masculinities, now covers the walls of the National Gallery of Jamaica.
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.