Artist Talk (NGJ): “Beyond Fashion”


The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is hosting “Beyond Fashion: Artist Talk,” with Jamaican artists Lucille Junkere, Yasmin Spiro, and Phillip Thomas. The event—moderated by curator O’Neil Lawrence—will take place on December 15, 2018, at 1:00pm. The talk is related to the exhibition “Beyond Fashion,” which closes on January 15, 2019.

Description (NGJ): The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present the first of two Artist Talks for its current exhibition Beyond Fashion on Saturday, December 15 starting at 1:00 pm. Beyond Fashion seeks to explore the capacity for fashion themed or influenced art making to reflect and interrogate complex personal and societal histories. The exhibition also questions the supposed distinctions between art and craft. These concepts will be explored in the context of this exhibition during this session.

The discussion will be moderated by the exhibition’s lead curator O’Neil Lawrence and the panelist will include exhibiting artists Phillip Thomas, Yasmin Spiro as well as researcher, indigo dyer and artist Lucille Junkere. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Persons in attendance will also have an opportunity to view the Beyond Fashion exhibition which will close on January 15, 2019.

[Photograph above: Detail from Jasmine Thomas Girvan’s “Rooted” is by Michelle Jorsling.]

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