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

Canadian based Jamaican visual artist Garfield Morgan interviewed iNSIDE his studio by Akeem Pierre-Johnson 



Jamaican Herb Robinson is one of 14 photographers in the Whitney Museum’s exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. The show chronicles the early work o

Camille Chedda has won a Stay Home Artist Residency, a five-month program that supports 24 cultural practitioners, artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The Windrush generation is in vogue again. Now a walkway on the Tilbury Bridge that they used on arrival in the UK, has been turned into an art installation to honour them.

Unbroken, the docu-film based on amputee Laron Williamson’s attempt to qualify for the Jamaican Paralympic team, won Best Documentary Short Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

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