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

UK artist Joy Gregory, born of Jamaican parents, and the Whitechapel Gallery are recipients of the 2023 Freelands Award.

Get a final look at Ancestral Nourishment, curated and conceived by Seema Shakti Choudhary at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY, United States, N

The Bank of Jamaica recently published Golden Treasures, a selection of art from its huge collection.

Be a part of the Paint the City IV mural project and help them transform the Downtown Kingston Art District!

Katrina Coombs will be having a solo exhibition in Kingston on December 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. It will feature all new work of her explorations of the past two years.

On Saturday October 21, 2023, the National Gallery of Jamaica will resume its annual Teachers’ Seminar series, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Registration is free of cost.