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'New Roots': Young Artists Take 'Root' at the National Gallery of Jamaica

Walls of NGJ transformed being by 'new roots' - art by Matthew McCarthy

The writing is on the wall, and not just the Facebook Wall, it is actually being plastered all over the walls of the National Gallery of Jamaica: there is a new breed of artists coming up and they are taking root.

High Grade Love for 'Natural Histories'

Colin Garland's 'In the Beautiful Caribbean'

The acoustic sound of the Skygrass band provided the musical sound track for the opening of the Natural Histories exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.

Jamaica's Biennial 2012 Closes With Insightful Artist Talks

Storm Saulter (right) discusses his short film 'Tied'. O'Neil Lawrence looks on

As the 2012 Jamaica National Biennial prepared to close, the National Gallery of Jamaica invited Hope Brooks, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Duane Allen and Storm Saulter, four of the artists whose works are featured in the exhibition, to participate in an extended tour and artist talks.

National Gallery of Jamaica Gets Dramatic

Tribe Sankofa performs 'Many Rivers to Cross'

Since embarking on a programme of monthly Sunday openings, the National Gallery of Jamaica has steadily presented a diverse schedule inviting performances from across the arts.

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Cops 2012 Aaron Matalon Award

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's 'Dreaming Backwards'

Jeweller and sculptor Jasmine Thomas-Girvan copped the prestigious 2012 Aaron Matalon Award which was announced on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.

Jamaica Biennial - From the Daring to the Conservative

A woman examines Phillip Thomas' 'Upper St. Andrew Concubine'

If Jamaica’s national biennial can be viewed as the pulse of the Jamaican heart world, then it seems that art on the island is showing wonderful signs of health.

NGJ to open National Biennial 2012

Veerle Poupeye Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica

The National Gallery of Jamaica, downtown Kingston will unveil the 6th National Biennial on December 9. The 2012 Biennial will feature 126 works by 86 artists. According to Veerle Poupeye, Executive Director of the NGJ the exhibition will be reflective of the state of contemporary Jamaican art.

A 'Jakoostic Vibe at National Gallery of Jamaica

Jakoostic playing at National Gallery of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica: As Jamaica brushed itself off from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the National Gallery of Jamaica opened its doors for its monthly Sunday opening and proffered up not only great art but also great music.

Dub from Israel to Jamrock - Alon Braier Winner of the International Reggae Poster Competition 2012

Alon Braier Winner of the First International Reggae Poster Competition

Kingston, Jamaica: When judging ended on the first International Reggae Poster Competition, Israeli freelance illustrator Alon Braier had copped the top prize with his Roots of Dub poster.

World a Reggae Exhibition: Exploring Reggae's Visual Vibrations

Roots of Reggae copped top prize in the Reggae Poster Competition

Music and visual art have long been kissing cousins, often sewing seeds of inspiration for each other. On Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, the National Gallery of Jamaica opened the exhibition World-A-Reggae, featuring the 100 best entries from the first International Reggae Poster Contest.

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