Posts Tagged with "Jamaican art"

Liguanea Art Festival’s 10-year anniversary

Friday, May 10, 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

Sunday, April 28, 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

Sunday, January 20, 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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Olivia McGilchrist wins Super Plus art prize

Sunday, November 25, 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

Friday, November 16, 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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50 years of art and nationhood

Sunday, August 19, 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

Tuesday, July 31, 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

Tuesday, July 17, 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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Art Fresh 2012 at Mutual Gallery

Monday, March 26, 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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Barrington: A Retrospective

Sunday, January 22, 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

Tuesday, January 3, 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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An affair of the art at Liguanea

Saturday, April 30, 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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