Saturday, July 2, 2022

The official opening of 2022 Kingston Biennial took place Sunday last at the National Gallery of Jamaica to a full house. The first staging since 2017, the exhibition will form a part of the observances for our Jamaica 60 celebrations.

Curated by Professor David Scott, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Wayne Modest, and O’Neil Lawrence, this year’s theme is ‘Pressure’, and it showcases work from 24 Jamaican-born or of-Jamaican-heritage artists. The Kingston Biennial runs until December 31, 2022.

Plus, we share a few snapshots from the fourth staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival, presented by Appleton, held a week ago at the Aqueduct, Rose Hall, in the second city, Montego Bay.

It’s the weekend, Page 2 shares the scenes.

Supporters of the ArtsThe always stylish trio of (from left) special advisor to the vice chancellor, The University of the West Indies, Minna Israel; executive chair, Phase 3 Productions Limited, Dr Marcia Forbes; and former deputy chair of the National Gallery of Jamaica Sharon Lake were out to view the exhibits at the gallery on Sunday. (Karl Mclarty)
In The WoodsMara Made Designs founder Tamara Harding was quite at home alongside Laura Facey’s woodwork piece, Guide Their Way Home. (Karl Mclarty)
Party FiveBillboard-charting recording artiste OMI (centre) was in chill mode with (from left) J Wray & Nephew Limited’s Marketing Director Pietro Gramegna; marketing managers Kamal Powell and Pavel Smith; and festival director and Mystique Integrated CEO Valón Thorpe. (Photo: Rahyme Mckenzie)
In-between WordsSongbird Tessanne Chin, who wowed the audience at the Jamaica Rum Festival, presented by Appleton, received hearty congratulations from Festival Director Valón Thorpe (second, left) and J Wray & Nephew Limited team members (from left) Marketing Manager Kamal Powell, Brand Manager Mark Telfer, and Marketing Director Pietro Gramegna. (Photo: Rahyme Mckenzie)
The Direction Of Art<strong id="strong-425c3ea6f810cd43a43d9ded2218ab86">: </strong>Director of Suzie Wong Presents Susanne Fredricks (left) and associate curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami Jennifer Inacio (centre) share a moment with artist Katrina Coombs. Karl Mclarty
Mommyand Me: CHASE director Nicole McLaren Campbell and her daughter Lauren “LC” Campbell were spotted at the opening of Kingston Biennial 2022.
Tye-Dye FlyMedia personality and event host Talia Soares was picture-perfect in vibrant summer shades as she enjoyed the festivities at the Jamaica Rum Festival. (Photo: Rahyme Mckenzie)
Haul &amp; PullMoments after captivating the Jamaica Rum Festival audience with her sultry voice and ensemble, recording artiste Sevana shared the frame with Festival Director Valón Thorpe. (Photo: Rahyme Mckenzie)

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