Art Bytes

HAMPDEN WHARF TO WELCOME ARTISAN VILLAGE

 

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett says there are plans to open an Artisan Village at Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny in a few weeks.

The themed facility will be designed to tell the unique story of Falmouth and offer Jamaicans and visitors a chance to experience local food, drink, art, craft and culture. It is expected to be the first of a series of similar facilities that will be located in resort areas across the island.

Funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the project is training 175 practitioners in innovative craft development and effective leadership to equip them with the relevant skills to sustain their entrepreneurial business ventures.

The Artisan Village comes out of  a collaborative effort between the Port Authority of Jamaica and the Urban Development Corporation.

Art Bytes

To commemorate the Windrush generation, Hackney will unveil two sculptures next year.

London-born fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner’s Jamaican roots were on full-display during Highsnobiety’s ‘Not In Paris’ exhibit.

While Haitan-born trapper and merchant, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, is often called the “Founder of Chicago,” Jamaican Ephraim Martin, want to honour the memory of his fellow West Indian even fu

Visitors to California’s Luxe Art Institute will get to enjoy the work of Jamaican artist Cosmo Whyte from September 12th to November 7th 2020.

Jamaican-Canadian Stella Meghie will direct the Whitney Houston feature film “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” She’ll team up with Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Anthony McCarten, and Grammy Award-winn

Fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere, of Jamaican descent, recently shot legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell for the current July-August 2020 cover of Spanish Vogue.

Pages