Jamaica Biennial 2014 at Devon House

Congratulations to all the Artists at Jamaica Biennial 2014

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 Whyte.

Having some of the Biennial exhibits outside of the National Gallery of Jamaica itself helps to give the Biennial greater visibility and encourages greater engagement from a variety of audiences – in addition to Devon House, part of the biennial (the Renee Cox exhibition) is also shown at National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre and one project, by Blue Curry, can be seen on the streets of Downtown Kingston. The collaboration with Devon House is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing programme of shared projects and comes at particularly opportune time. The National Gallery first…

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Gifts from the ‘Art’: New Christmas Cards and Posters in the NGJ Giftshop

Such Beautiful Themes in the Art works. #BLESSEDJAMAICAN

National Gallery of Jamaica Blog

Christmas Cards 2014Make the National Gallery of Jamaica Gift Shop your destination this season for all your holiday needs. As is now customary, we have selected a number of popular Jamaican art works from our collection to offer as Christmas Cards. The new cards feature work by Samere Tansley, Osmond Watson, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, J.B. Kidd and Karl Parboosingh, and are available with pre-printed holiday greetings and blank.

“We are also pleased to launch our latest selection of art prints inspired by the National Gallery’s fortieth anniversary,” said Michka McCreath, Gift Shop Manager. In 1990, the National Gallery received major works from one of the most important private collection of the 1960s and 1970s, from well-known art patron A.D Scott. From this collection, we selected Barrington Watson’s “Athlete’s Nightmare II (1966),” Carl Abrahams’ “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (c.1965),” and Karl Parboosingh’s “Young Mothers (c.1965),” as the perfect…

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Three Methods To Overcome An Emotional Rut

@spokenintellect Thank you for sharing this post, It is most definitely much needed ‘#SOULFOOD’.


I’m in physical, spiritual, and emotional distress right now. I had an entire motivational article written for today, but I decided to postpone it.

My body physically aches, my mind drifts to the forgotten past and distant future, and I feel like I’m losing control of my emotions, functioning minimally, as I drift through each day, a hazy blur.

In phases like this, contrary to my better judgment, I tend to focus on what. Now more than ever, I need to reframe my mind towards where. One ‘w’ acknowledges, and the other, directs.

Don’t Ask, “What am I currently focusing on and thinking about?”

We give our brains free-reign over us. Through millions of years of evolution, thoughts are left to the unconscious mind, wantonly unguided. Pondering what, is just being aware of your current thoughts. Being in the present is important but is very…

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Coping: Just another word for Survival

Reminds me of Audre Lorde, Litany for Survival:
When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcomed;
but when we are silent, we are still afraid…. (excerpt)

Immersing In Truth

I’m trying to figure out how I can:
1. Keep my commitments to myself
2. Be consistent in my commitmentsto myself
3. Make myself happy from the inside out
4. Be inspired to follow my purpose

Lately… I have not been doing what I want for myself. I have become really good at making up excuses. Knowing damn well excuses are the tools of the incompetent used to build monuments. Those who use them are seldom to succeed at anything they do. It goes something like that.

I fear writing. I’m a bit scared of the anger and resentment that will show through my writing. Aw fuck, I’m still stuck in people pleasing mode. I can’t even write in my journal without fear of being found out. I know I shouldn’t think that way and I trust very little and it’s getting smaller by the day. It’s funny and sad…

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I do not want to know

On the inside ‘looking out’ #sistaSPEAK


The thought of having our very own happiness depend on one person scares me. The moment I fell in love, I felt my hands placing my happiness inside a brittle translucent jar, of which I unconsciously laid upon another’s hand. I shudder every time I think of the infinite possibilities of how and when he is going to drop it. Tell me, if the person we love decides to walk away, will our happiness be dragged along with them? Will our happiness stay? Will it withdraw from the original hands that steadied its joy and prefer the one who took it? Will our hands no longer handle brittle translucent jars or will our hands provide new ones? Answer me, when the time comes that we find ourselves lonely in constant subfuscous moments — what would we really miss; our fictitious and romanticized happiness or the person whom we have allowed to be…

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16-Year Old Wants To Be The Youngest African-American Chess Grandmaster

There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy. "He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to The Huffington Post. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you practice.'" Joshua was right; he could not only match his dad but beat … Continue reading 16-Year Old Wants To Be The Youngest African-American Chess Grandmaster