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Art in Jamaica: Kemar Swaby

KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in Jamaica. His exhibition, KARMA VIPAKA, showcases how different generations may view political and social spheres…
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20 June 2011 0

Abbebe Payne – Jamaican Visual Artist

Abbebe’s paintings are quite shocking if you’ve never seen a birth happen, more so if that birth wasn’t a natural birth, you might actually be surprised at what you see. He experienced 2 natural birth with his “Empress” and thought so much of the process that he honors it with 5 painted canvases.

While his art is most definitely his reality, he is not unaware of the social position that he takes on by being an artist.


24 February 2011 0

Teka Henlon – Jamaican Visual Artist

Her photos are displayed on zinc and board (both have long been staples of building houses in the ghettos of Jamaica), there’s a table set up with dominoes, graffiti on the walls, even a standpipe for water. She truly created the entire experience!


13 February 2011 0

Natasha Cunningham – Jamaican visual artist

Natasha Cunningham was the first person Kevin ‘Supanova’ Salmon and I got the chance to film when we arrived at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston. Her exhibition featured prints of some of her designs and a large mannequin dressed in a paper and tulle dress (she talks about it below)! Every girly girl would want to be in these clothes, trus mi.


30 January 2011 0