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'Art Will Find A Way' exhibiting local talent

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Collen Barkely depicts 'Mother Earth' on an ink on watercolour paper medium. - Contributed

The Kreative Space Gallery and NGM Children's Foundation has embarked on an initiative to showcase local artistes across the island. This initiative will serve as a platform for young and upcoming artistes to have an opportunity to display their works that otherwise would not be seen.

The exhibition will be held today at 6 New Court Avenue, Retreat Heights in Falmouth under the theme 'Art Will Find A Way'. There will also be a contribution of exhibits from Studio 174, owned by Rozi Chung, curator/artist/lecturer, and Saba Art Gallery and Frames in Montego Bay.

"We are working together to create wealth through the economic empowerment of artistes within these communities," said founding directors and artists, Georgia Wignal and Simone Walters. "Once the work has been selected for the exhibition, the artist will be exposed to opportunities for promotion locally and overseas and to earn income from their work."

They added that this collaborative initiative is being driven by a desire to use our Jamaican creativity to solve some of our socio-economic problems.

Kreative Space Gallery will contribute part of the proceeds from its exhibitions and activities islandwide to the NGM Children's Foundation/Movement to support its programmes for children from the inner city. The foundation is "seeking to restore the innocence of childhood" and its programme of activities include using art as therapy for children from the inner city.