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KINGSTON CREATIVE MURALS

 

Artist Errol Reid has painted a new mural on Beat Street. Funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, the mural depicts Studio One musicians such as the Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Cedric Brooks, Richard Ace, Lennie Hibbert, Ernest Ranglin, Winston Grennan and Tom of “Tom the Great” Sebastian Sound System. 

Kingston Creative Director Doris Gross and artists from Denham Town and Trench Town also recently painted a mural in honour of renowned Rastafarian elder and drummer Mortimo Planno on Collie Smith Drive in Trench Town.

 

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A solo exhibition by Jamaican artist Renee Cox at Carthouse Proper in Brooklyn, New York will feature her critically acclaimed 1993 large-format photograph piece Yo Mama and its counterpar

Jamaican born artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan has a show at the David Zwirner Gallery in London.

O’Neil Lawrence is the new Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Lawrence will oversee the Gallery’s exhibitions and be responsible for the development of Jamaica’s national art collect

This year, the National Gallery of Jamaica will present the Dawn Scott Award to a participating artist in its Summer Exhibition 2019, which runs from July 28 to October 27, 2019.

Admission to the National Gallery of Jamaica is free every Saturday in July and August from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This fall the Swiss will get a chance to see the work of five Jamaican artists in Geneva.

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