Call for Entries: New Dates for the 2014 Jamaica Biennial

Patterson, Ebony - Bush Cockerels - small

Ebony G. Patterson – The Observation (Bush Cockerel) — A fictitious History, video installation (detail), National Biennial 2012

The National Gallery of Jamaica wishes to announce the new dates for the 2014 Jamaica Biennial.

The Jamaica Biennial, previously known as the National Biennial, is the National Gallery’s flagship biennial exhibition. Designed to encourage the development of art in Jamaica and its local and international exposure, the Biennial It includes work in all media and genres by a wide variety of artists who enter the exhibition through the jury system or by special invitation. The juried section is open to all artists resident in Jamaica and of immediate Jamaican descent, irrespective of residence. While thus mainly focused on the Jamaican and Jamaican Diaspora artists, the exhibition now also includes a select number of specially invited Caribbean and other international artists. As another new feature, there is also a call for special Biennial project proposals for National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

The Biennial will now be open to the public from Sunday, December 7, 2014, with the opening reception on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The new deadline for submissions by juried artists is now Friday, October 17, 2014 and for the invited artists, the new deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014. Letters to the invited artists are being dispatched.

Relevant documents can be downloaded here: The Biennial Guidelines Brochure 2014, The Call for Proposals for National Gallery West , and the Jamaica biennial 2014 – Entry Form. Please email <> or call (876) 922-1561 or -3 if you have any questions or need to discuss your submission.

Electronic submissions should be sent to <>, directly or, in case of large files, via a file transfer service such as Dropbox or Hightail.


Duane Allen – Entrapment (2012), mixed media installation – National Biennial 2012

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