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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.

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A 97 year old Jamaican is featured in Migrant Stories, an exhibition at the Market Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

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.

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