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Reggae, Jazz and the Legacies of Slavery - First Sunday at National Gallery of Jamaica

Leasho Johnson explores  history, tourism and dancehall - We Have Met Before

As an unusually dreary November began in Kingston, The National Gallery of Jamaica had a vibrant First Sunday featuring the exhibition We Have Me Before to a vibrant close.

Ten Steps For Constructing Happiness by Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's guide to balance between life and art

Sculptor and jeweller Jasmine Thomas-Girvan delivered the address to open the 2017 final year show for the School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Snags Second Aaron Matalon Award

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan wins her second Aaron Matalon Award Jamaican Biennial 2017

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice.

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.

Exhibition on Japanese Martial Arts Opens in Kingston

An image of a samurai looks on as a visitor explores the Spirit of Budo exhibit

The word budō, is hardly known in Jamaica, but the Japanese martial arts to which it refers has fascinated Jamaicans for decades. The travelling exhibition The Spirit of Budō:

Lost in the Echo - A Vibrant, Enigmatic Exhibition

Richard Nattoo 2016 solo exhibition Lost in the Echo opened at the Hub

Beautiful is not a word easily or often associated with crocodiles. But under the skillful artistry of Richard Nattoo, this gruesome, fearsome reptile is rendered a work of absolute and enigmatic beauty, in ‘Sobek’s Blessing’. 

Edna Manley College Celebrates 40 and Calls for Greater Support of the Arts

Ibo Cooper, School of Music plays compere at Edna Manley 40th celebration launch

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.

Are Museums Still Relevant? 2016 Caribbean Museum Conference Seeks to Redefine Museums and Art Institutions in the Region

National Gallery of Cayman Hosts MAC 2016 on relevance of museums in the region

With its heavy dependence on tourism, along with the natural resources that make up the islands in the Caribbean archipelago, the region’s culture and history are possibly the most important elements to the sector.

Four Languages, One Art - Caribbean Linked IV Opens

Caribbean Linked IV - Regional arts exhibition opens

The Caribbean Linked exhibition resulting from the annual residency opens today in Oranjestad, Aruba. Hosted by Ateliers ’89, Caribbean Linked brings together artists from across the region with representatives from the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean. 

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