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Last Sundays to mix music and visual arts

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer
Nickeisha Barnes

The National Gallery of Jamaica's Last Sundays programme set for tomorrow will present an exciting mix of the visual and performing arts.

Songstress Nickeisha Barnes, who placed third in the Digicel Rising Stars competition back in 2006, is expected to deliver a stellar performance to art lovers at the event. Not only will patrons be treated to Barnes' vocal styling, but they will also get the opportunity to view the exhibition - Daylight Come ... Picturing Dunkley's Jamaica on its final day of viewing.

According to the National Gallery's Oneil Lawrence, the exhibition examines the happenings and culture of Jamaica during John Dunkley's life, and acts as an accompaniment to the now-closed, exhibition - John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night. It explores themes such as immigration, tourism and Jamaica's journey into the nationalist era while also taking a look at works by artists of his time - many of whom he would have interacted with.




"The exhibition will look at Jamaica from the 1800s to the early 1900s. It looks at how Jamaicans were pictured as objects in the landscape, and will show how that vision evolved during the nationalist movement when Jamaica began to take control of how they were viewed and visualised through paintings and sculptures," he said. "Of course entry is free, so persons can just come out and enjoy the programme we have put together for this Sunday. It's a wonderful way to spend the day with family, experiencing art and learning about Jamaican culture," encouraged Lawrence.

Doors to the National Gallery will open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The performance by Nikeishia Barnes will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are encouraged. The donations help to fund the Last Sunday's events.