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Liguanea Art Festival’s 10-year anniversary

10 May 2013

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Liguanea Art Festival’s 10-year anniversary

The Liguanea Art Festival celebrated its 10th staging on April 21 at its lifelong home at Liguanea Plaza on Old Hope Road. The threat of rain did not deter many patrons of the arts from attending the event, which showcased exquisite works from established and upcoming painters, artists, sculptors, ceramists, photographers, jewellers and potters. Among […]

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‘Art Fresh’ unveils young talent

28 April 2013

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‘Art Fresh’ unveils young talent

The future of Jamaica art is on show at the 2013 staging of “Art Fresh” at the Mutual Gallery, which opened on March 21. The group exhibition and competition cast the spotlight on 15 young artists, most of whom are graduates of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC). Renowned artist […]

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Diversity, dynamism at National Biennial

20 January 2013

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Diversity, dynamism at National Biennial

The 2012 edition of the National Biennial, which commenced on December 9 at the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) and will run until March 9, is a must see for Jamaicans as well as visitors to the island. Featuring 126 works by 86 artists, as well as the NGJ’s permanent exhibitions, the National Biennial is […]

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Treasure trove at Grosvenor Fair

2 January 2013

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Treasure trove at Grosvenor Fair

All things eclectic, intricately beautiful, artistic, unusual and unique were on display at the Grosvenor Christmas Fair on December 8 and 9 at Grosvenor Galleries in St. Andrew. The exquisite items on show included jewellery, pottery, orchids, bonsai, woodcraft, photography, personalised henna tattoos, aromatherapy products, antiques, handmade soaps, ceramics, candles, mosaics, paintings, stained glass, leather […]

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Olivia McGilchrist wins Super Plus art prize

25 November 2012

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Olivia McGilchrist wins Super Plus art prize

Olivia McGilchrist took home the coveted Jury Prize in the 2012 Super plus Under 40 Artist of the Year competition and exhibition, which was mounted at the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre. Marvin Bartley won the Public Vote Prize in the competition, which also featured artists Leasho Johnson and Berette Macauley. The exhibition has been […]

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Super Plus salutes top artists under 40

16 November 2012

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Super Plus salutes top artists under 40

The grand opening of the highly anticipated Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition and exhibition attracted a full house at the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre on November 1. Now in its 12th year, the competition aims to promote new developments in contemporary art. The selected artists in this year’s competition are […]

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The Art of Cecil Cooper – New works unveiled

2 November 2012

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The Art of Cecil Cooper – New works unveiled

Art is not all about inspiration. It’s about hard work, which often times goes unrewarded. Mediocrity has no value in art. Art is the business of excellence, and there is greater need for people to invest in the integrity of the artist. Those points made by celebrated Jamaican artist Cecil Cooper were painted in vivid […]

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Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

5 September 2012

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Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

The Gungo Walk World Alternative Music & Arts Festival – a welcomed addition to the local arts and entertainment calendar – captured the collective imagination of the patrons in attendance at its inaugural staging at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) on September 1. The all-day event satiated the senses […]

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50 years of art and nationhood

19 August 2012

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50 years of art and nationhood

The works of renowned Jamaican painter Alexander Cooper are currently on display at the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre at an exhibition titled “Alexander Cooper: 50 Years – Then and Now”. The exhibition, which runs from August 16 to September 7, is a double celebration that casts the spotlight on Cooper’s distinguished career and outstanding […]

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‘Home Again’ at Pegasus Gallery

31 July 2012

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‘Home Again’ at Pegasus Gallery

Veteran journalist and fine artist Thorold Demercado marked his return to the land of his birth with his second solo exhibition titled “Home Again” at The Jamaica Pegasus Gallery in New Kingston on Tuesday, July 24. Having been domiciled in England since 1996, where he worked for the Financial Times and The Voice, Thorold is […]

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Art of the Caribbean in NYC

17 July 2012

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Art of the Caribbean in NYC

Ebony G. Patterson, Dudley Irons, Renee Cox, Edna Manley, Albert Huie and Isaac Mendes Belisario are among the Jamaican artists featured in the ongoing “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” exhibition in New York, which is organised by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. […]

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Son of a Champion

15 July 2012

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Son of a Champion

Patrons of the arts have only a week remaining to view O’Neil Lawrence’s exhibition “Son of a Champion” at the Mutual Gallery in New Kingston. The first solo showing for the young graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition consists of 15 works on black-and-white digital photo print […]

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