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Call to artists: New dates for 2014 Jamaica Biennial

Published:Sunday | September 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Duane Allen's Entrapment.
Ebony Patterson's Bush Cockerels.-Contributed Photos

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) wishes to advise the public about the new dates for the 2014 Jamaica Biennial. The Jamaica Biennial, previously known as the National Biennial, is the National Gallery's flagship biennial exhibition.

Designed to encourage the development of art in Jamaica and its local and international exposure, the Biennial includes work in all media and genres by a wide variety of artists who enter the exhibition through the jury system or by special invitation.

juried section

The juried section is open to all artists resident in Jamaica and of immediate Jamaican descent, irrespective of residence. While previous Biennials mainly focused on the Jamaican and Jamaican diaspora artists, the exhibition now includes a select number of specially invited Caribbean and other international artists. As another new feature, there is also a call for special Biennial project proposals for National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

open to the public

The Jamaica Biennial will now be open to the public from Sunday, December 7, 2014, with the opening reception on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The new deadline for submissions by juried artists is now Friday, October 17, 2014, and for the invited artists, the new deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.

Artists interested in participating in the juried section are urged to visit the National Gallery to collect the guidelines and entry forms. Documents can also be downloaded from the NGJ blog.