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Jamaican artists

Reggae Art Skanks into Montego Bay Airport

Michael Thompson's heroes and street culture populates Sangster's Airport

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

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.

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.

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.

National Gallery of Jamaica Crackles with Young Talent 2015

The National Gallery of Jamaica bubbles with the energies of Young Talent 2015

Once again the downstairs galleries of the National Gallery of Jamaica in downtown Kingston are crackling with the vibrant energies of ten of Jamaica’s emerging artists.

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.

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.

Matthew McCarthy: Visualizing the Reggae Revival

Matthew McCarthy

Chronixx, Protoje, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Raging Fire and Nomaddz are hailed as the voices of the Reggae Revival. But there is also a visual arm, declared in the works of Matthew McCarthy and his New Jamaica Collective, who use a style built on the urbanized ethos of graffiti.

Olivia McGilchrist Talks Art, Artistry and Inspiration

Audiences enjoy the mysticism of McGhilchrist's 'Native Girl' in New Roots

Olivia McGilchrist returned to the island of her birth, Jamaica, in 2011 and since then her pursuit of an understanding of her identity has graffitied itself onto the Jamaican artistic landscape to great acclaim.

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