New Roots: Patreece McIntosh on Ikem Smith’s 2063

The NGJ recently staged an art writing workshop for its curatorial staff, which was presented by Nicole Smythe-Johnson. Here is the first of a series of short reviews that were produced during this workshop, written by Patreece McIntosh – a response to Ikem Smith’s 2063 music animation, which is currently on view in New Roots. […]

New Roots: Ikem Smith

Biography Ikem Smith is a multimedia artist born in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a recent graduate of the Edna Manley College of The Visual and Performing Arts where he earned his BFA in Visual Communication. He has directed a number of music videos and continues to dabble in music production and animation. Artist’s Statement Tools […]

Kingston: Stories to Tell

Here is the final of our features on the Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art exhibition: In addition to concrete structures and infrastructures, stories from the documented and lived experiences of generations of Kingston inhabitants and visitors, contribute to this city’s character, to its celebrity and its infamy. The events, personalities and tales […]

NATIONAL GALLERY STAGES WALKING TOUR OF NEW ROOTS ON OCTOBER 31

The National Gallery of Jamaica is staging another educational event associated with its New Roots: 10 Emerging Artists exhibition, namely a tour of the exhibition with five of the participating artists, namely Deborah Anzinger, Varun Baker, Camille Chedda, Nile Saulter and Ikem Smith, who will each talk about their work. This event is scheduled for […]

Last Sundays: October 27, 2013, featuring A Hand Full of Dirt and New Roots

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme continues on Sunday, October 27 with a screening of Russell Watson’s feature film, A Hand Full of Dirt (2010). Visitors will also get the opportunity to view the New Roots: 10 Emerging Artists exhibition, which has been extended to November 2. Doors will open from 11 am […]

2013 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference: Panel Discussion on New Roots @ Friday, October 18

The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to partner with the Edna Manley College’s 2013 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference by presenting a panel discussion on the critical issues arising from its current New Roots: 10 Emerging Artists exhibition. This panel discussion will take place at the National Gallery on Friday, October 18 from 11 am […]