Focus on Montego Bay, Shackelia’s Mission and Kemesha’s Inspiration: Jamaica Weekly Review: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

It has not been an easy week in Jamaica, I think it’s fair to say. Our island has had a bit of drama. On the plus side, the weather is gentle and warm… and I hear a pair of parrots chatting to each other in our back yard. Yes, we have urban parrots, woodpeckers, warblers … More Focus on Montego Bay, Shackelia’s Mission and Kemesha’s Inspiration: Jamaica Weekly Review: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Entering the Spiritual Yards of Artistic Magic and Mystery

This morning, we went to the opening of an art exhibition that sent pulses of mysterious energy through the cool white halls of the National Gallery of Jamaica. We entered into Spiritual Yards – selections from the collection of Wayne and Myrene Cox. The exhibit closes on January 29, 2017 and is highly recommended for … More Entering the Spiritual Yards of Artistic Magic and Mystery

Jamaica Biennial 2014 at Devon House and National Gallery West

Originally posted on National Gallery of Jamaica Blog:
One of the most exciting new developments in the Jamaica Biennial 2014 is the collaboration with Devon House, which is hosting Biennial projects by six artists, five from Jamaica and one from Bermuda: Greg Bailey, James Cooper (Bermuda), Laura Facey, Ebony G. Patterson, Oneika Russell, and Cosmo…

Veerle Poupeye: “I Love to Make Things Happen”

Veerle Poupeye is a busy woman these days. The Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica and her staff are working long hours preparing for the Jamaica Biennial 2014. “It’s our most ambitious yet,” she declares. The exhibition will open with a week of events from December 7 to 14, with key dates as follows: December … More Veerle Poupeye: “I Love to Make Things Happen”

August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My apologies for the hiatus. The past week has been very busy, and I have been doing quite a bit of writing elsewhere! See below… The death of a policeman: I once knew August Town quite well. It’s at the end of a road that passes by the University of the West Indies campus. So close … More August Town Tragedy, Absence from Custody and Less With More: Wednesday, September 24, 2014