NGJ: Amina Blackwood-Meeks and Anomaly


The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for Sunday, June 24, 2018, will feature storytelling by Amina Blackwood-Meeks and the visual and performing arts group Anomaly. The exhibitions John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Daylight Come: Picturing Dunkley’s Jamaica will also be on view (until June 29—see previous post John Dunkley at the National Gallery of Jamaica). Storytelling by Amina Blackwood-Meeks will begin at 1:30pm, followed by Anomaly’s performance.

Description: Both exhibitions are filled with stories of Jamaican histories which are rich in their potential to inspire storytellers and on this Last Sunday we welcome writer, director, performer, and custodian of the oral tradition, Dr. Amina Blackwood-Meeks. Widely acclaimed for her contribution to the renaissance of the traditional Caribbean storytelling art form, Blackwood-Meeks communicates both traditional and modern tales and her “…deep, rich, dramatic and deliberate voice brings stories from the heads of the ancestors, connecting ancient wit and wisdom with modern needs.” Her performance on Sunday has been inspired by closely interfacing with the current exhibitions and is guaranteed to delight children and adults alike. [See her website at]

Formed in 2016, the creative arts company Anomaly interweaves dance and drama to bring about the personal and social development of their performers and audiences. Anomaly has produced an annual creative arts festival and a creative arts summer camp for children. In their own words, “We believe in the interaction of creative minds to amplify the art industry in Jamaica.”

Doors will open to the public from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Storytelling by Amina Blackwood-Meeks will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by Anomaly’s performance. [. . .]

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