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The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange and Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams recently unveiled the first mural of the ‘Paint Up Yu Creative Space’ project on Temple Lane in downtown Kingston. The mural done by renowned international muralist Irvin Gomez through the efforts of the Mexican Embassy depicts reggae icon Bob Marley, a couple and a Mexican woman blowing a trumpet.


According to JIS, the three-phase project, which is a collaboration between the Culture Ministry and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), aims to promote the international designation Kingston has received and highlight opportunities for Kingston to showcase, in creative ways, the essence of its culture.


Phase two will see two separate walls painted within the vicinity of the Coronation Market within the next six months. The final phase will see the internationalisation of a perimeter wall identified at Flag Circle along the waterfront in Kingston.

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Canadian based Jamaican visual artist Garfield Morgan interviewed iNSIDE his studio by Akeem Pierre-Johnson 



Jamaican Herb Robinson is one of 14 photographers in the Whitney Museum’s exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. The show chronicles the early work o

Camille Chedda has won a Stay Home Artist Residency, a five-month program that supports 24 cultural practitioners, artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The Windrush generation is in vogue again. Now a walkway on the Tilbury Bridge that they used on arrival in the UK, has been turned into an art installation to honour them.

Unbroken, the docu-film based on amputee Laron Williamson’s attempt to qualify for the Jamaican Paralympic team, won Best Documentary Short Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

To commemorate the Windrush generation, Hackney will unveil two sculptures next year.