Art Bytes



Reggae Films in the Park will screen the Jamaican music documentary Inna De Yard, the Soul of Jamaica, at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Friday February 21, at 7 p.m. as part of Reggae Month 2020.  Directed by British filmmaker Peter Webber, the film features artists including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Cedric Myton, Kiddus I and Judy Mowatt performing acoustic versions of some of their hit songs, and sharing views on what makes reggae and Jamaican culture great. Some of reggae’s new generation are also featured, including Jah9 and McAnuff’s son, Kush. Inna De Yard has been shown in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, France, and Australia, New York, South Korea, and Cancún, Mexico.

Friday’s hosting of Reggae Films in the Park will also feature the screening of the short animated film, Abeeku and the Maroons, directed by Jamaican Kevin Jackson. Free WiFi will also be available to the public at Emancipation Park, courtesy of the Universal Service Fund.

Art Bytes

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary exhibition, Continuity, runs from June 30 to September 30th, 2024. Continuity revisits ten NGJ’s iconic exhibitions, including the Biennials of 2014, 2017 and 2022 and Jamaica Jamaica, (2020).

The Glasgow School of Art Exhibition in Scotland will present the work of the late photographer Sandra George until June 30th. Born to Jamaican parents,  George spent the first seven years of her life here before migrating to Birmingham. Later she went to Edinburgh to live with her father.

A 97 year old Jamaican is featured in Migrant Stories, an exhibition at the Market Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Lloyd Lindo, who left Jamaica with other migrants to help rebuild England after World War II, later made his home in Canada. He now lives lives in Amaranth, Dufferin County, Ontario

Jamaican artist Garfield Morgan, who has done work for Panmedia, is one of the artist featured in When Big Man Talk, an exhibition that opens February 3 in Montreal at the Jamaica Association Arts

Before he died last year businessman Michael Campbell, founder of Island Car Rental, asked his close friend former Prime Minister P.J.

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson says it’s time for  The University of the West Indies, Mona to create a Faculty of the Creative Arts, with linkages to the Faculty of Humanities.