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 | Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
To close off the Explorations III: Seven Women Artists exhibition which is now facing its final few days, the National Gallery of Jamaica created an ‘Artist Talk’, allowing five of the seven women to share the ideas and motivations behind their eloquent works, as well as provide a bit
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 14th, 2015
The Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts recently graduated its largest, if not its most striking, cohort in a decade. The exhibition curated from the students’ final art projects opened on Saturday, June 6, 2015 and features the work of 55 artists.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
The National Gallery of Jamaica opened Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists last Sunday. The subtitle ‘Seven Women Artists’ is awkward and shambles uncomfortably off the tongue. This discomfiture evident in the very name is deliberate.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
The National Gallery of Jamaica are invoking Jamaica’s original name Xaymaca (land of wood and water) for new exhibition headed for National Gallery West, the NGJ’s outpost in Montego Bay.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, November 27th, 2014
The National Gallery of Jamaica has rebranded and expanded its art biennial. By relinquishing the National in the former title and becoming the Jamaica Beinnial, the seminal art event on the island now benefits from international input.
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 | Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Jamaican street art skanked into the National Gallery of Jamaica via its latest exhibition Anything With Nothing, a look at the images that have been spattered on the walls of the Kingston’s streets.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Jamaica is known for being a country in touch with the spirit, whether it be that which is poured from a bottle, or which comes fourth from the Bible and other sacred texts.