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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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Jamaican artist Nari Ward’s solo exhibition, We the People, is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, USA July 1st to September 1st.

Ten Caribbean School of Architecture students made history by participating in the first ever International Dezeen Virtual Design Festival.

Mary Wells will be one of the artists speaking on ‘Memory is a Weapon’, an international discussion this Friday, June 26, at 1:00pm Eastern Caribbean time, 12noon Jamaica time.

Caribbean Resiliency is the theme of the 2020 Summer Series for Diversity in Design Arts and Architecture, from June 24, 2020 to July 1, 2020.

Jamaican-born model turned actor Michael Ward, stars in the new film Lover’s Rock, an official Cannes selection for 2020. Ward and co-star Amarah-Jae St.

The BBC has made a film on the story of a Jamaican whose life was changed by the Windrush scandal.

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