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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
Strange, how glad I am to mourn
ROSANNA MCLAUGHLIN
SATURDAY, APRIL 22



Image courtesy Jillian Steinhauer

NLS is pleased to invite you to Strange, how glad I am to mourn, a talk and exhibition of posters by the Guerilla Girls presented by Rosanna McLaughlin. This event is presented as part of the Trans Atlantic Artists' Residency Exchange (TAARE) at NLS, sponsored by the British Council.

Opens: Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public, complimentary refreshments

More information

The TAARE programme is made possible in part by support from the British Council.


 
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
ROSANNA MCLAUGHLIN:
TAARE WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE




NLS welcomes writer-in-residence Rosanna McLaughlin as our inaugural TAARE Resident. McLaughlin is an art writer whose interests lie in reportage, feminist practices, and the cultural and economic narratives that dictate the type of art that gains prominence. McLaughlin is currently researching into the death of Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta and the protest movement that followed her death.

Listen to the episode of our podcast IN with Rosanna McLaughlin.

The TAARE programme is made possible in part by support from the British Council.



 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY19, 2017
IN:
INSIDE ART RESIDENCIES




Tune in to our most recent episode of IN talking with art residencies across the globe. Guests are Bluecoat (Liverpool, England), Residency Unlmited (Brooklyn, New York), Fresh Milk Art Platform (Barbados). Listen at the NLS YouTube channel.

For more information about IN click here.

 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017
LEASHO JOHNSON:
BELISARIO & THE SOUNDBOY

FEBRUARY 4 - 17





NLS presents the debut solo exhibition of new work by Leasho Johnson. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, February 4 at alternative location 10A West Kings House Road.

In his newest paintings and sculptures Johnson inserts his dancehall-influenced female avatars into colonial depictions of plantation life in Jamaica culled from Isaac Mendes Belisario’s 18th century paintings. Johnson uses Belisario’s depictions to create a counterpoint to the music of Vybz Kartel as a means to question power heirarchies, legitimacy, and subjugation within Jamaican culture. In this body of work Johnson deftly moves between techniques he has employed for the last seven years ranging from Japanese anime, street art, graphic design, ceramic sculpture, and 18th century painting creating humour as a means to cutting commentary about social mores.

Free and open to the public.

For more information click here.

 
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
CHRISTOPHER COZIER: ACTIONS BETWEEN TERRITORIES
JANUARY 11





Join us at the Edna Manley College on Wednesday for a public lecture by Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier. Cozier’s lecture will discuss the potential free/play spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining, constructing, and navigating, including in his own creative practice and at Alice Yard. He will also discuss how the established idea of the Caribbean persists—as a viable fiction, as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneficiaries, internal and external. This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the National Gallery of Jamaica in partnership with the Edna Manley College and NLS.

 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
IN:
AUTUMN KNIGHT
JESSICA BELL BROWN
JOIRI MINAYA
JULIA PHILLIPS
LAUREN KELLEY
ONEIKA RUSSELL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11



"#DominicanWomenGoogleSearch". Image Courtesy Joiri Minaya

Join us online for the next episode of IN airing on Sunday December 11, on the NLS Youtube Channel bringing together six art practitioners whose work addresses black female subjectivity. NLS is pleased to present a conversation between Autumn Knight, Jessica Bell Brown, Joiri Minaya, Julia Phillips, Lauren Kelley and Oneika Russell. Send in your questions during the live episode to us on Twitter at @NLSKingston or on our YouTube channel.

 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
CANYON POP UP SHOP
DECEMBER 8 -11



Join us at NLS for the CANYON Shop from December 8 to 11 from 10 a.m, to 10 p.m . CANYON is an eclectic lifestyle brand for those who love life, colour and the magical things of the world. Vintage clothing, fun, active wear and jewelry will be on sale.

 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
NLS + BRITISH COUNCIL: TRANSATLANTIC ARTISTS' RESIDENCY EXCHANGE (TAARE)
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 2




New Local Space partners with The British Council for the Trans Atlantic Artists' Residency Exchange (TAARE) program, which focuses on exchanges between the United Kingdom (UK), Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The residency is open to visual artists, art critics and curators in the UK and the Caribbean. The program is targeted at providing research and practice-based residencies while developing trans-Atlantic connections. The submission deadline for applications is December 2, 2016.

For full details and information on how to apply click here.

Key partners for the project are Alice Yard, Delfina Foundation, Gasworks, Autograph ABP, and Hospitalfield Arts.

 
OPEN STUDIO: DEMI WALKER
NOVEMBER 12




Join us for the open studio of our current studio artist Demi Walker on Saturday, November 12, from 2 PM - 5 PM.

Currently, Walker is working on a project titled City Bikkle at NLS. She is a multi-media artist who produces photographs of ‘natural’ surroundings and unsuspecting subjects, and creates biomorphic pieces using recycled/recyclable materials along with organic forms. Her present work involves imagery and structures that are symbolic of gastronomical rifts and habits within the cityscape of Kingston.

Walker is enrolled in her final year at the University of the West Indies (UWI) – in affiliation with the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) – where she majors in the Visual Arts, and minors in Film Studies.

Free and open to the public.

 
THURSDAY,JUNE 2, 2016
DI-ANDRE C. DAVIS + LEASHO JOHNSON:
BLUECOAT LIVERPOOL
JULY 10

In partnership with the Royal West of England Academy and Bluecoat, NLS is pleased to announce a collaborative residency between Di-Andre C. Davis and Leasho Johnson at Bluecoat, Liverpool.

Through their residency the artists seek to open up a space for the recognition of broader narratives around female bodies and sexuality within contemporary Jamaican society. The project (presented in tandem with Jamaican Pulse exhibition at the RWA) aims to encourage conversation and connections between the UK Jamaica Diaspora and Jamaica, raising public awareness of the social / political milieu by creating a cultural exchange and collaboration between artists from Jamaica and the UK.


 
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

2016 SUMMER ART RESIDENCY
Susanne Winterling
Kelley-Ann Lindo
David Gumbs

NLS welcomes the 2016 Summer Residents: David Gumbs, Kelley-Ann Lindo and Susanne Winterling, three brilliant artists from Martinique, Jamaica and Germany with diverse art practices.

Over the nine-week residency, Gumbs, Lindo and Winterling will bring their unique backgrounds in 3-D mapping, video, painting and marine bioluminescence together to create a responsive mental and social landscape that investigates the vulnerability of water-associated ecologies and their link to our individual and cultural experiences and memories.

Aesthetically the artists approach the project with diverse materials, combining amorphous sculptural cues, a lab aesthetic, and a focus on heightening sensibilities and consciousness within audience participation. The artists draw inspiration from Jamaica's marine ecology-- particularly bioluminescent algae and the conch shell, as well as the context of that ecology within human experience of water-- natural disasters, history, practices and politics.

Donate to the Summer Residency Kickstarter fundraising campaign here.

 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
FORUM: SIMON BENJAMIN
March 10 - April 15

NLS introduces FORUM, an exhibition of recent work by Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based artist Simon Benjamin. This body of work is based on Benjamin's visit to the mystery-enshrouded, abandoned hotel The Forum in Port Henderson, just outside of Kingston. The work consists of a series of Photographs and site-specific installation at NLS.

The Forum opened its doors in 1973 and closed in 1978, coinciding with a tumultuous period of Jamaica’s history. For the artist's entire life the Hotel has been defunct and largely left to deteriorate with starts of re-usage in various capacities. For the first time on a visit back to Jamaica, Benjamin trespassed into the property to investigate and learn more about this building, the product of which is this exhibition.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., featuring invited panelist Judith Bruce, and moderated by LinYee Yuan.

These events are free and open to the public.

 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

IN: Susanne Winterling
January 31

Berlin- and Oslo-based artist, Susanne Winterling is interviewed by guest host Nicole Smythe-Johnson in the upcoming episode of NLS' podcast IN. They will discuss Winterling's most recent exhibitions including 'Nature after nature' at the historical Fridericianum, Kassel, 'Drift' at the Gallerie Parrotta Contemporary Art, in Stuttgart, and 'The Lulennial: A Slight Gesturay', in Mexico City. Working across a variety of media, including film and photography, Winterling is mostly known for installations that critically intervene in their surroundings through directing attention to the sensual and perceptual qualities of spaces, objects and the representation of realities. She is also one of the founders of the art collective Akademie Isotrop, and is a professor of contemporary art.

The podcast episode airs Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. on the NLS Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopVuxfYsATdTGLvH5Wa8VQ

 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015

IN: Blair Murphy
November 15

For our upcoming episode of the podcast IN, NLS talks with New York-based curator Blair Murphy about her recent curatorial project in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, an exhibition titled S/N (short for Signal-to-Noise Ratio). We will talk with Murphy about the dynamics of the audial and oral as they were incorporated within the S/N exhibition, as well as her curatorial history and future projects.

The podcast airs live on Sunday, November 15, at 7 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HPtA-7PPkk

 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

ALICE YARD: Nicholas Laughlin + Camille Chedda
November 5

In this informal conversation hosted by NLS, Laughlin will discuss the history of Alice Yard, its ethos of self-determination and openness, and the fascinating problem of inventing a vocabulary to describe a phenomenon that is at once a physical location, a critical space, and a creative practice.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact 876-406-9771

Free and open to the public + complimentary refreshments.

 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONGOING STUDY


NLS began conducting research locally in 2012 a few months after we first opened, in order to gather direct data and gain better insight into what is needed to stimulate the local art scene. We started researching artists and their practices (which we are again doing). Now our research will incorporate the public's consumption of visual art and their perceptions of the visual arts.

If you are a practicing artist please participate in the Visual Artist survey.
If you are not an artist please participate in the Public Consumption of Visual Art survey.

Highlights from our 2012 study will be published on our website over the coming weeks.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
CLOSURE DATES


Please note, there'll be no events, acceptance/reviewing of any applications or portfolios during these 4 months under any circumstances. Our programming, which is already booked up for the rest of the year, resumes in November.

Like any proper sabbatical, we're going to be using the time for research and organisation! We're still accepting applications for some bright interns to help us in the following areas:

- Research and Development: focus in community development projects
- Research and Development: development of projects and partnerships
- Web Development

There is a requirement that interns have access to their own laptop and a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week. If you are interested please by email info@NLSkingston.org with your resume and particular area of interest!
 
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
IN:
CAMILLE CHEDDA
ONEIKA RUSSELL
PHILLIP THOMAS
PRUDENCE LOVELL


The most recent episde of IN is currently available at the NLS Youtube Channel in which we chat with artists in our most recent exhibition Insides. Camille Chedda, Oneika Russell, Phillip Thomas and Prudence Lovell answer questions about working together for the show, and the thoughts behind their work and studio practices.

 
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

INSIDES

CAMILLE CHEDDA
ONEIKA RUSSELL
PHILLIP THOMAS
PRUDENCE LOVELL
March 28 - April 28


NLS is pleased to present Insides an exhibition of new work by Camille Chedda, Oneika Russell, Phillip Thomas and Prudence Lovell. Insides is an exhibition of contemporary drawing by four exciting artists who engage this medium as a significant part of their art practice. Chedda, Russell, Thomas and Lovell present new approaches to an age-old medium, positing drawing as a valid means of contemporary expression. On view from March 28 to April 28.

Opening party: Saturday, March 28, 6 - 9 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
MAY NOTHING STAY HIDDEN
MALAIKA BROOKS-SMITH-LOWE
January 24 - February 16


The work presented in this exhibition was created by Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe during her six week art residency at NLS. The artist used the residency programme to explore the impact of migration on family, with her grandfather’s childhood story as the starting point. Drawing from audio conversations and found photographic film of her grandfather, as well as salvaged furniture and other materials discovered as she explored his birthplace, Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe constructs an intimate portrait of the anxieties, fears and dreams which surround migration as well as a persistent hope for transcending these complex emotions. This residency project was sponsored in part by Three Sixty Degrees, True Self Centre of Being, Neil Willcox and individual private donors.

More information here

Listen to Malaika on IN podcast