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Jamaica Biennial 2017 – The Awards

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 opened last weekend in three locations – the National Gallery of Jamaica in Kingston, National Gallery West in Montego Bay (where online I saw cruise ship passengers enjoying a tour) and Devon House in Kingston. I missed the opening but plan to explore soon! I know it will be a rich experience. Here is a taste… including the beautiful installations by Jasmin Thomas-Girvan, which I particularly love. This is not to be missed! You have until May 28 to see it – but don’t leave it too late. You may want to pay return visits to this fantastic exhibition. Congratulations to Veerle Poupeye and her hard-working team for this superb achievement.
Exchange (2016) by Alicia Brown, a joint winner of the  Dawn Scott Memorial Award at the Jamaica Biennial 2017.
Exchange (2016) by Alicia Brown, a joint winner of the Dawn Scott Memorial Award at the Jamaica Biennial 2017.
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The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent years, this ambitious, high-profile exhibition has become more international in character, attracting participating artists from the region and beyond. It is fast earning a significant place on the international art world’s map of must-see events.

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 opened last weekend, to record crowds, at its three locations, starting with National Gallery West on February 24 and Devon House on February 25 and culminating with the main opening event at the National Gallery of Jamaica on the Kingston Waterfront on February 26. The Biennial presently attracts two awards, the Aaron Matalon Award and the Dawn Scott Memorial Award and both were announced and presented at the National Gallery on…

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