Recently with shows like the National Biennial and the host of new media art courses at the Edna Manley College, new directions have emerged in the Jamaican art world. I wonder how valid the public and more traditional art lovers view these artists and their work. Do you think Jamaica is ready for this and is it even important? Video and photography as art in a country with a huge history of 'the collectable painting'?
Welcome to the launch of the new art forum for Jamaican art. This blog is dedicated to the open and honest discussion about the arts in Jamaica. Over the next 6 months topics will be raised and hopefully a useful discussion will be generated by all interested persons. We will also post reviews of shows and events contributed by the public. This blog was created as an alternate to the tightly controlled arts media in Jamaica. Please send submissions to the above email address. Keep checking for postings and your participation is greatly anticipated.
ART:Jamaica is closing out. This site has been edited and written mostly by practicing visual artist & lecturer, Oneika Russell, since 2006. There are a couple of projects that will be keeping me busy for a while. Thanks for your support and I will continue to maintain our Facebook group and page however. For further inquiry, reach me at Oneika Russell on Facebook or @oneikarussell on Instagram and Twitter.