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Jamaican Art

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.

Explorations III - Five Women Artists on Their Art

Four Women Artists: Explorations III Artist Talk

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

Edna Manley SVA Exhibition 2015 - From the Artful to the Ordinary

Designs by 2015 Final Year Students at Edna Manley School of Visual Art

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.

A Gallery of Her Own: National Gallery of Jamaica Presents Seven Striking Female Artists

Two women examine Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's Grow Wings My Love, Grow Wings

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.

National Gallery of Jamaica West Presents Xaymaca

Colin Garland's In the Beautiful Caribbean in the Xaymaca exhibition NGJ West

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.

Jamaica Biennial 2014: Rebranded and Expanded

Cosmo Whyte's Head Boy

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.

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.

Anything With Nothing: Street Art Skanks Into National Gallery of Jamaica

Miss Lou's face grace's the bonnet of a car

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.

Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Art at the National Gallery of Jamaica

Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality at the National Gallery of Jamaica

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.

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