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Art Fresh 2012 at Mutual Gallery

26 March 2012

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Art Fresh 2012 at Mutual Gallery

The impressive works of young and upcoming artists are currently on display at The Mutual Gallery and Art Centre’s “Art Fresh 2012″ exhibition, which opened on March 8 and will run through to April 7. The exhibition brings together self-taught artists with less than a decade of professional experience, formally trained artists who graduated from […]

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‘Riddims’ at Gallery Pegasus

7 February 2012

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‘Riddims’ at Gallery Pegasus

Reggae is reflected in various aspects of Jamaica’s cultural and creative expressions, a fact that clearly underscores its power, influence and ability to inspire. With that in mind, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), in association with the Gallery Pegasus and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), is staging a celebration of Jamaica’s visual artists at […]

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Barrington: A Retrospective

22 January 2012

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Barrington: A Retrospective

For art lovers, and even persons with a passing interest in art, the exhibition of the works of Barrington Watson by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) offers an experience that is at once engaging, provocative and delightful. The first of the NGJ’s calendar of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the exhibition […]

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Social commentary and culture in art

3 January 2012

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Social commentary and culture in art

Members of the Jamaica Guild of Artists (JGA) recently displayed their works at an exhibition entitled “The Healing Power of Art” at Eden Gardens in St. Andrew. The venue proved to be the ideal location to explore the therapeutic value of art, as well as its role as a vehicle for social commentary and cultural […]

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Lens, Camera, Shoot!

15 December 2011

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Lens, Camera, Shoot!

From late November through to mid-December, talented photographers Christanya Julien and Varun Baker had their works featured at an exhibition titled “Lens, Camera, Shoot! – The Photographer’s Intuitive Eye” at Bolivar Gallery on Grove Road. Capturing the essence of Caribbean islands and many other countries, both photographers lined the walls of the gallery with their […]

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An affair of the art at Liguanea

30 April 2011

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An affair of the art at Liguanea

The annual Liguanea Art Festival, which celebrated its 8th staging on April 17 at its lifelong home at Liguanea Plaza, is a labour of love for its founders Tony and June Wong. It continues to be one the the premier calendar events on the local art scene, providing established and new painters, ceramists, sculptors, jewellers […]

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Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons

18 October 2010

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Edna Manley’s Bogle: A Contest of Icons

One hundred years after the authorities of the day put an end to the life of Jamaican National Hero Paul Bogle for his role in the Morant Bay insurrection, the late sculptor Edna Manley shaped her artistic vision of the man and his struggle. However, the statue created in his memory and honour, which has […]

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Pree10: Gladstone Taylor

30 July 2010

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Pree10: Gladstone Taylor

Photography is an intricate and fascinating art. If you’ve ever wondered what life is really like behind the lens, this interview with talented photographer Gladstone Taylor is a must read. It’s the first in the Pree10 series, but don’t been fooled by the title. While it might sound close to ‘pretend’, it’s all about keeping […]

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Feast of fine art

21 May 2010

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Feast of fine art

Patrons braved the oppressive heat and satisfied their thirst for eclectic photography, drawings, paintings, sculptural pieces, ceramics and jewellery at the seventh annual Liguanea Art Festival, which was staged on Sunday, April 25 at Liguanea Plaza. Connoisseurs of the fine arts, and even persons with only a passing interest, enjoyed the various art activities and […]

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