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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.

Art Bytes

A 97 year old Jamaican is featured in Migrant Stories, an exhibition at the Market Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

Jamaican artist Garfield Morgan, who has done work for Panmedia, is one of the artist featured in When Big Man Talk, an exhibition that opens February 3 in Montreal at the Jamaica Association Arts

Before he died last year businessman Michael Campbell, founder of Island Car Rental, asked his close friend former Prime Minister P.J.

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson says it’s time for  The University of the West Indies, Mona to create a Faculty of the Creative Arts, with linkages to the Faculty of Humanities.

UK artist Joy Gregory, born of Jamaican parents, and the Whitechapel Gallery are recipients of the 2023 Freelands Award.

Get a final look at Ancestral Nourishment, curated and conceived by Seema Shakti Choudhary at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY, United States, N