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"When Jamaican art took over London!"
“Voice Online“, 23 August 2017

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IT WAS a blessing to attend the recent art exhibition, 'Jamaican Spiritual' at St. Stephen Walbrook Church in the heart of The City of London.
The City of London, also known as The Square Mile, is home to The Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Bank of England. It is essentially the hub of financial regulation, monarchical tradition and state religion in the United Kingdom.
It is within this context that 12 Jamaican artists thrust 18 amazing pieces of artwork unto the fabric of British society inviting stockbrokers, clergy, congregants, professors, pupils, medics, mendicants and more to view and absorb the phenomenal energy and vibe of their splendid and spiritually-significant works of art.

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"When Jamaican art took centre-stage in the city of London"
“The Gleaner“, 4 August 2017

When Jamaican art took centrestage in the city of London


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“Jamaican Spirituality on Display”
The Style Observer, 23 July 2017

Jamaican Spirituality on Display


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“Jamaican Spirituality on Display”
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"DISPATCH FROM LONDON: Jamaican Spirituality on Display"
“Jamaica Observer“, 23 July 2017

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Earlier this summer, in an interesting little church in Central London, St Stephen Walbrook, British Jamaican art cognoscenti and patron Theresa Roberts curated a small but absorbing exhibition showcasing “Jamaican Spiritual” art. The show ran from July 3 to July 14 and while I missed the opening I was able to catch the exhibition a few days before it closed. I was glad I did.

There were only 20 pieces drawn from private collections, galleries and the artist themselves, but the 20 works shown captured a reasonable representation of our artistic efforts in recent times.

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"Jamaican Spiritual Art And Its Relationship To Religion
by Edward Lucie-Smith"

“ArtLyst“, 8 July 2017

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A small confession to make here: I wrote a brief text for the catalogue of this show because Jamaica is where I originally come from. The subject of the exhibition is Jamaican art, manifested in its relationship to religion.

The feeling is not absolutely always related to the Christian faith. There is a fine Art Deco bronze here, representing Orpheus with his lyre, in a state of ecstasy. It is the work of Edna Manley, generally considered to be the founder of a recognisably Jamaican school of artists. She was also an important political figure, married to Norman Manley, one of the chief pioneers of Jamaican independence, leader of the Jamaican Peoples National Party, Chief Minister from 1955 to 1959, and Premier of Jamaica fro 1959 to 1962.

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"Jamaican Connections"
19 July 2015

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"Falmouth's links with Jamaica explored in Falmouth Art Gallery exhibition"

"the Packet", 19 July 2015

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Phillip Thomas — An Artist In Residence
21 Sep 2014

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Sep 2013

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'Expressions of Güsten-Marr”
Art Jamaica recently curated EXPRESSIONS, the first exhibition of Gallery GM Read the article

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'Jamaica - Land She Loves”
Art collector Theresa Roberts on her passion for showcasing the work of Jamaican artists Read the article

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Feb 2013

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“The beauty of this country has taken my breath away, and the people are so welcoming and kind” Read the article

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'Jamaica's Been Framed'

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ART JAMAICA IN FASHION
Exhibition of fashion inspired by art in collaboration with Sharmain Forde Couture
8 – 13 August 2012, 27 Cork Street, London
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"Art Jamaica in Fashion" is a show created by Art Jamaica in collaboration with Sharmain Forde Couture to celebrate elements of Jamaican culture which are world class but rarely exposed to the world outside Jamaica.

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Sharmain Forde has created 20 pieces each inspired by a different work in the Art Jamaica collection. Particular emphasis was placed on choosing pieces of art that represented different eras in Jamaica's progress as an independent country for the creation of the collection.The result of this careful planning has resulted in an art and fashion show which joyfully celebrates and demonstrates Jamaica's rich post colonial cultural heritage.

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Jamaica House celebrates Jamaica 50 in London with 'Art Jamaica in Fashion'

3 August 2012 FIRSTLOOK Press Release "Go Jamaica"

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Art Jamaica Exhibition inNew Hall, Cambridge

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Introducing the unique vibrancy and flavour of Jamaica's modern and contemporary art scene through the work of her women artists

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Mica Paris in Concert at Hanover Grange

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International Recording Star Mica Paris was the headline act at a charity concert and cocktail party held at Hanover Grange, Jamaica, on 19th March.
The concert was in aid of The Edna Manley Foundation which was represented on the night by Patricia Ramsey
Supporting acts were Kevor Williams and Tallulah Rendell.
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