Last Sundays, October 25, 2015, featuring Michael Sean Harris

October 25 Last Sunday(rgb)

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for October 25, 2015 will feature the Young Talent 2015 exhibition and a special musical performance by Michael Sean Harris.

Young Talent 2015, which continues until November 14, seeks to provide national exposure to new and emerging artists and to stimulate the development of Jamaican art in the process. Young Talent 2015 features ten artists under forty years old, namely: Greg Bailey, Alicia Brown, Katrina Coombs, Di-Andre Caprice Davis, Monique Gilpin, Domanie Hong, Howard Myrie, Richard Nattoo, Avagay Osborne, and Cosmo Whyte.

Michael Sean Harris has been an active and central member of the local and global music community for many years, as not only a member of The Little People and Teen Players Club, but also as a founding member of the Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts Ensemble. He has toured the U.S.A., the Caribbean and the U.K. with these groups and has also toured Europe in numerous lead vocalist roles; having also lent his smooth and rich voice to performances with Leo Sayer, Petra Berger Cheb Mami and Patricia Kaas. As a solo performer, Harris has touched the souls of audiences with a seamless merging of traditional folk, classical, popular and contemporary music of many regions of the world; infused it with a sensibility all his own.

As is now customary for Last Sundays, the doors will be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm and the Michael Sean Harris performance starts at 1:30 pm. Admission and guided tours will be free. Contributions to our donations box are, however, much appreciated and help to fund exhibitions such as Young Talent 2015 and our Last Sundays programming. The gift and coffee shop will also be open for business.

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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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Schedule for the Remainder of 2010

The following is an overview of our plans for the remainder of the calendar year:

Michael Elliott - Loa Arise (2010) - Michael Elliott is one of the 14 young artists featured in Young Talent V

Young Talent V (until July 10): Last chance! If you have not yet seen it, or wish to see it again, next week is your last chance to see the exhibition in its entirety. Selections from the exhibition will however stay on view until the end of August.

Art on the Waterfront (July 12 – 30): The MultiCare Foundation and the NGJ are staging their annual art summer camp for children. Studio sessions will be held at nearby Studio 174 but the programme makes extensive use of the NGJ’s resources, by means of tours, gallery games and studio projects inspired by the art on view on in the permanent and temporary exhibitions. The programme is designed for children and teens from 6 to 18 years old and a limited number of spaces are still available. The participation fee is $ 1,000 per week.

2010 National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition (July 25-August 28, 2010): The NGJ’s annual collaboration with JCDC opens to the public on Sunday, July 25 at 3 pm and remains on view for one month. As has become customary, admission fees to the NGJ are waived for the duration of this exhibition (tour fees still apply). This juried exhibition comprises a youth and adult section and attracts multiple medals and prizes, including a prize of the public. Visitors to the exhibition can participate in the voting for the latter from July 25 to August 7. Continue reading