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CBC Arts names Jamaican-Canadian Clement Virgo one of the architects of Black filmmaking in Canada.


Virgo is a highly accomplished and prolific writer, director, and producer owner of the production company Conquering Lion Pictures. His credits include more than 150 film and TV episodes, book-to-film adaptations, and prestigious awards from around the globe. His first feature film “Rude” won critical acclaim as the first film to be entirely shot by black Canadian filmmakers. He was also an early member of the Black Film and Video Network BFVN, comprised of black film and TV professionals, a lobby and advocacy group that is one of the most powerful in the industry, giving a voice to creatives in the black community.

Art Bytes

Jamaican visual artist Ebony G. Patterson joins the Annual Rothschild Lecture on December 2, at Duke University’s Nasher Museum. The artist will explore with Richard J.

Launched in September, Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test is the first solo gallery show for US-born, Jamaican-raised stylist and multidisciplinary artist, Akeem Smith, in collaboration with Red Bull Ar

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.

The National Gallery’s flagship exhibition, Kingston Biennial, has been postponed because of Covid-19.