Jamaica Art Scope

Updates on Jamaica’s art scene – artists, their work, etc

Editorial: Jamaica’s tourism, art, culture and map to success

On August 6, the day of Jamaica’s Independence, the day started prayerfully at Jamaica House. Among the items, which held attendees and watchers in prayerful reverence, and retrospect were the St John’s Primary students who encouraged all to “Follow the m-a-p”.
The item cleverly put together was a call for Jamaicans to be mindful of Jamaica’s Motto, Anthem, Pledge.
…main participants along the North Coast of Jamaica were observed, and had a chance too to share their views on tourism and art as a combined Jamaican product.

Jamaican artist Bryan McFarlane in China

Jamaican artist Bryan McFarlane has been residing in China. He shares from his own experience as he prepares for yet another exhibition in China

Jamaica 2009 National Festival Art Exhibition opens

ON Sunday, July 19, at 3:00p.m., the National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition is scheduled to open at the National Gallery in Kingston, and will continue till August 22. It is popularly known as the Festival Exhibition. On show will be a new collection of 218 award-winning works, by 70 new artists.

Editorial comment: Art to Heart

I take art, all expressions very seriously. Professor Rex Nettleford was one of the critical elements of my education. I had him as a tutor for creative writing.
Professor Rex Nettleford would say it is the artists who see beyond the natural and interpret and translate for others to be able to relate and they themselves understand.

Barrington Watson’s ’50 years of drawing’ revealed

ON ENTERING THE Gallery Barrington, located on Old Hope Road, there are lots of women. Yet they are not overbearingly loud. They are mostly nude, but not vulgar, nor can hardly be considered pornography. They are among 175 drawings by master painter Barrington Watson

Scotiabank celebrates Jamaican artists

THIS YEAR (2008) THE Scotia Private Client Group team put all heart in art, making their annual signature event “Celebration of Art”, on December 5, masterful. The show held at the Devonshire, and, curated by Susanne Fredricks also included a silent auction to earn funds for Jamaican victims of the Scoliosis disease.

Judge Joe Brown represents Jamaican artists

Having visited Jamaica repeatedly, the Judge who now feels right at home was his usual down-to-earth, interactive self. He spoke of Jamaica being an inspiration to the world, especially highlighting the creative mind.