Sunday, 1 August 2010

JCDC Limelight: Highlights from National Visual Arts Exhibition & Awards Ceremony @ National Gallery

ART & LIFE: Last Sunday, the National Gallery played host to the grand Exhibition Opening & Awards Reception for the 2010 JCDC/NGJ National Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition. TALLAWAH brings you some highlights:


From left: Dr. David Boxer, Chief Curator of the National Gallery; Wayne Chen, Chairman of the National Gallery; Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Olivia Grange; Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw; and Hugh Nash, Chairman of the JCDC take a closer look at “Death of a Don” by Michael Parchment.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, Maria Jones, presents the Promise Prize for the most outstanding youth entrant to Matthew Henry.

Executive Director of the JCDC, Grace Silvera, receives a peck on the cheek as she presents the Adult Category Trophy for Sculpture/Assemblage to artist Michael Parchment.

Member of the youth jury Nicole Johnson presents an award to youngster Nicholas Watson.

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2010, Johnnel Smith; Minister of Finance & the Public Service, Audley Shaw; and Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Olivia Grange are delighted by the painting “A Nufa Wi But Wi A One” by Ainsley Martin.

Minister of Finance & the Public Service, Audley Shaw (second left) listens intently as the Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Olivia Grange makes a point about the drawing “Immigration Matter” by Paul Waldo King-Young. Looking on are (from left) Wayne Chen, Chairman of the National Gallery, and Hugh Nash, Chairman of the JCDC.



1 comment:

  1. Paul Waldo King -Young is a very important artist on the Jamaican art scene. His presentation of the role of outsider artist in Jamaican contemporary society is obliquely humorous and sharply critical. The newspaper clipping style fits the ambiguous political message of the work. The crumpled surface of the paper and the smudged markings suggest that these are everyday events. They say life imitates art. Who is Paul Waldo King-Young? An artist with a future.

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