Arts & Culture

Diaspora keen on Biennial Exhibition

Dr Veerle Poupeye

MORE satellite locations, greater involvement of the Jamaican diaspora, guest-curated exhibitions, and invitations to regional galleries and museums are some of the items on the National Gallery of Jamaica's (NGJ) checklist at the end of its 2014 Biennial Exhibition which closed a week ago. Dr Veer ... Read More

Crosgill Acting up a storm
WHEN David Crosgill entered the EXED Community College 13 years ago, he had his mind set on a career ... Read More

Yasus Afari Spotlight on teachers at Poetry in Motion
THE 12th Poetry in Motion show takes place today at Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville. This year's ... Read More

Lines and shapes featured
prominently in Dimensions
performed by Kerry-Ann
Henry and Mark Phinn. Nettleford remembered in song, dance
THE Rex Nettleford Foundation, established in memory of the academic and cultural figure, continues ... Read More

Prof Morris launches ‘Miss Lou’ book

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Thursday, February 12, 2015    

Dr Michael Bucknor (left), head of the Department of Literatures in English at the University of
the West Indies, Mona campus, speaking with Professor Mervyn Morris (right), Jamaica’s Poet
Laureate, at his latest book, Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, at Lecture Theatre
3, University of the West Indies, on Tuesday. Looking on is Professor Eddie Baugh.

PROFESSOR Mervyn Morris, Jamaica's Poet Laureate, launched his latest book, Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, at Lecture Theatre 3, University of the West Indies, on Tuesday. It is a mini-biography on the legendary folklorist Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley who died in 2006. Morris, who was a close friend of Bennett-Coverley, said while Miss Lou's performing skills are evident in the range of her work, he noted there was formidable opposition to her work. "Although her work w ... Read More

In Living Memory

Sunday, February 01, 2015    

Lounging in her kitschy
installation was New Local
Space (NLS) artist-in-residence
— the Grenada-based Malaika

GRENADA-BASED artist Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe -- six weeks in residence at the New Local Space (NLS) initiative -- hosted the opening of her exhibition, May Nothing Stay Hidden, to rave reviews last weekend. The exhibition, sponsored by Three Sixty Degrees, TrueSelf Centre of Being and private benefactors, had the artist using her Jamaican-born immigrant grandfather Derryck Brooks-Smith-Lowe, a retired research chemist and educator, who now calls Brooklyn, New York home, as her muse and tackl ... Read More



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