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A SERIES OF MURALS FOR DOWNTOWN KINGSTON

 

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) are planning a multidimensional mural project to give Downtown Kingston lots of colour.  Titled ‘Paint Up Yu Creative Space’ the project is intended to beautify and rejuvenate the capital city, drawing on the creativity and artistic talents of its communities, attracting visitors and promoting the international designations Kingston has received for its culture.

In phase one, internationally renowned Mexican muralist Irvin Gomez will paint a mural in Temple Lane. Gomez will also host a workshop with Edna Manley College students and fellow street artists, and a Jamaican artist will get the chance to paint a similar mural in Mexico. Phase two of the project will see two walls being painted near Coronation Market and phase three will see the internationalisation of a perimeter wall identified at Flag Circle along the city’s waterfront.

A special app will be launched to provide information on each mural including its location, the artist’s name and what inspired it.

 

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