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National Visual Arts Exhibition 2015: Valiant Effort in the Face of Scant Regard

The public mural for the 2015 National Visual Arts Exhibition

The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Festival 2015 staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and currently running at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston is intended to be a celebration of the visual arts being produced by the country, yet, it may well be

Ebony G Patterson Cops Aaron Matalon Award, Camille Chedda and Kemani Beckford Tie for Dawn Scott Award

Ebony G Patterson (left) Kimani Beckford and Camille Chedda

Ebony G. Patterson copped the prestigious 2014 Aaron Matalon Award, finally snagging the medal which has been eluding her, as she had been nominated for three times.

National Museum Jamaica Seeks Bustles, Batty Riders and Everything in Between

The inimitable batty rider as worn in L'Acado's exploration Dancehall culture

The National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) has issued a call for bustles, batty riders and everything in between.

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.

Alice Yard Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing

Five writers hailing from islands across the Caribbean have been shortlisted for the inaugural Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing. The list features writers from Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, St.

NLS and Arc Take Caribbean Artists to (e)merge 2014

Caribbean Artists at (e)merge

The Kingston-based art space, NLS is collaborating with Arc Magazine for a presentation of Caribbean art and artists in conversation with artists from outside the region at the 2014 (e)merge art fair, October 2 - 5.

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.

Social Atrocities: Three Young Artists Speak

Greg Bailey's Recruits

Three young Jamaican artists turned their gaze on Jamaica to uncover the canker sores eating away at the nation. Dubbed Social Atrocities, the exhibition, currently showing at the Olympia Gallery, features new paintings by Kimani Beckford, Monique Lofters and Greg Bailey.

SVA Final Year Exhibition 2014

Natali Daley's Creed

As I made my way through the Final Year exhibition of the School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College, I was feeling a growing sense of disappointment. Last year’s had been exciting and seemed rife with vibrant emerging artists expressing new ideas.