Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Invited Artists: Storm Saulter

Storm Saulter – The World is Yours (2016)

We continue to share our archives on the Jamaica Biennial 2017, which closed recently.

Storm Saulter was born in 1983, in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Saulter attended the Los Angeles Film School, graduating in 2001. He is a filmmaker, photographer, visual artist and the writer and director of the award-winning feature film Better Mus’ Come (2010). In 2011, he was awarded the Gleaner Honour Award in Entertainment as well as the Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. He was named one of the PSOJ 50 under 50 business leaders shaping Jamaica’s future. Saulter is co-founder of New Caribbean Cinema collective, a group of young Caribbean filmmakers. His experimental films have been exhibited at the British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Gallery of Jamaica. His photography has been published in Rolling Stone magazine, FADER, and Billboard magazine, to name a few. He is currently in post production on his 2nd feature film Sprinter. Saulter lives in St Andrew, Jamaica and Los Angeles, California.

Storm Saulter – Soldiers, Money Ears, The World is Yours (2016, triptych)

National Biennial 2012: Artists Talk, Monday March 11

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The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present a talk featuring artists in the 2012 National Biennial on Monday March 11, which will also be the ultimate opportunity to see this critically acclaimed exhibition before it is dismounted.

The talk will talk the form of a walk through the exhibition, during which participating artists will give insights into their work and the work of other artists, and take questions, The artists giving this tour are: Storm Saulter, Duane Allen, Hope Brooks and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan – who was the winner of the Aaron Matalon Award for the most outstanding submission to the exhibition. This special programme will start at 11:00 a.m. Students are especially encouraged to attend.

To facilitate this programme and to accommodate more casual visitors, the Gallery, which is normally closed to the public on Mondays, will exceptionally be open from 10 am – 2:30 pm Monday’s programme will be the absolute last opportunity to see the National Biennial, which was scheduled to close on March 9but has been held over on March 10 and 11 by popular demand.

Please join us for this special Monday opening and an engaging and lively last viewing of the 2012 National Biennial.

2010 National Biennial Artists Talk: Photography

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Join us for a discussion with Petrona Morrison, Storm Saulter, Berette Macauley and Shanti Persaud on their photography-based work and the increasingly important role of photography in contemporary art practice.

This will be the first of two panel discussions relevant to the 2010 National Biennial. The second will be held on Tuesday, February 15 and will explore the use of conventional art media and formats in contemporary art.

Young Talent V: Video by Storm Saulter

This video by young Jamaican film maker Storm Saulter, director of the feature film Better Must Come, vividly documents the excitement of the Young Talent V opening function on May 16, 2010.

Posted with permission from Storm Saulter (and with thanks!)


Sections of Young Talent V – the exhibitions by Ebony G. Patterson, Oliver Myrie, Dion “Sand” Palmer, Christopher Harris, and Caroline “Sardine” Bops — have been held over until August 28.

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