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National Gallery appoints new Chief Curator

 

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 collection.

Chairman of the board, Senator Tom Tavares-Finson says: “His wide depth of knowledge of Jamaican and Caribbean art will serve him well as he begins this stage of his career.  His curatorial skills have been honed under many Jamaican and international curators including the late Chief Curator, the Hon. Dr David Boxer O.J. The Board of the NGJ joins me in welcoming our new Chief Curator and we look forward to great new developments at the NGJ.”

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Jamaican Nari Ward and South African artist Robin Rhode are having a joint exhibition in Hong Kong through June 18th.

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

 

Three Jamaican artists will show their work at “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County”, an art and historical exhibition from June 15th to

Kingston Creative’s monthly Artwalk festival experience goes virtual March 29th, thanks to  sponsors Sagicor, tTech and the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Developed together with Steve Madden, the collection was designed for warm weather with the use of bright neon colors with rope, rhinestones, and buckle embellishments.

The work of photographer Nadine Ijewere is featured in the March 2020 issue of American Vogue.

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