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The National Gallery of Jamaica will once again be hosting its educational workshop Writivity: How to Look at Artwork. The workshop will run from Monday August 14 to Wednesday August 16, 2023 at 9:30am -2:30pm.

The Writivity programme was developed to assist  CSEC Visual Arts students with the research and development of their reflective journals. The three-day workshop is open to students in grade 10 and 11 and provides them with a deeper understanding of how to view, analyse and apply research methodologies to art. During the workshop they will be given a combination of theory and practice, utilising the NGJ’s exhibition spaces and research materials.

Registration for Writivity is free of cost and refreshments will be provided for participants. All lessons and activities will be held on the NGJ premises, 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall (Kingston).

Art Bytes

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary exhibition, Continuity, runs from June 30 to September 30th, 2024. Continuity revisits ten NGJ’s iconic exhibitions, including the Biennials of 2014, 2017 and 2022 and Jamaica Jamaica, (2020).

The Glasgow School of Art Exhibition in Scotland will present the work of the late photographer Sandra George until June 30th. Born to Jamaican parents,  George spent the first seven years of her life here before migrating to Birmingham. Later she went to Edinburgh to live with her father.

A 97 year old Jamaican is featured in Migrant Stories, an exhibition at the Market Gallery in Toronto, Canada. Lloyd Lindo, who left Jamaica with other migrants to help rebuild England after World War II, later made his home in Canada. He now lives lives in Amaranth, Dufferin County, Ontario

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.