Jan 8: Call for Summer Residency

Jan 19: Blue Curry: Winter Residency

Jan 29: IN: Rights of Nature I - Dayne Buddo, Deborah Jack, Marina Reyes Franco, Pablo Guardiola, TJ Demos,Ursula Biemann

Feb 15: Deadline Summer Residency applications

Feb 26: IN: Rights of Nature II

April 6: IN: Cooking Sections, James Hutchinson, Susanne Winterling

May 31: IN: Exploring Afro-Latinidad - Jamila Aisha Brown, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Dr. Ariana Curtis, Maria Elena Ortiz, Thiago de Paula Souza, Luis Vasquez La Roche

June 23: Life After School + Dak'Art Report [Oneika Russell]

July 23: Open Studio - Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez

August: IN: The British Black Arts Movement & its Legacy - Paul Goodwin, Tiffany Boyle, Sumeshwar Sharma, Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Janice Cheddie, Alberta Whittle

October 24: Nari Ward guest artist lecture

November 19 - January 4: Kearra Gopee residency

December 28: IN: Kearra Amaya Gopee


January 2: Kearra Amaya Gopee solo exhibition

January 7 - April 7: Emily Motto residency

May 4: Oneika Russell solo exhibition

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018


María de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez' work is about the position of herself, a Cuban born body, in a permanent state of displacement and her relationship to space. According to the artist "I cannot go back to Cuba and be the way I was before, now I am someone else. My paintings try to express the state in which this happens. They are about the inability to belong in any defined structure.” De los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez has developed an index of color relations to determine specific emotions and memories. The colors can be autonomous or have a new meaning altogether when encountering other colors and the forms they inhabit.

María de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez was born in Holguín, Cuba in 1992 and immigrated to New Orleans, USA in 2004. She received a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015 and participated in a residency at Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture on 2016. De los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez is currently enrolled in the MFA programme in Painting at Yale University.



Life After Art School is a casual presentation and discussion of options and strategies for approaching an art career and art practice as a new artist led by Tide Rising Art Projects. While this event was created to help provide new art graduates go forward in the art field by providing information all interested persons are welcome. We will be discussing topics such as higher education, building a network, portfolio sharing tools, studio practice, representation etc. Please RSVP.

The 'Life After Art School' presentation began in 2016 as a one-off event as part of Oneika Russell's contribution to The Edna Manley College's Painting Department art talk series facilitated by Omari Ra (Head of Department)


Dak'Art Report is a slideshow presentation of observations and highlights of the scope of the 13th Dakar Biennale which opened on May 8th 2018 by Biennale participant, Oneika Russell. It will provide a look at Contemporary African and African diaspora Art as well as a survey of the strategies used by the Bienniale body to activate the city.

Both events are free and open to the public.


Life After Art School - 10am- 11:15am
Q&A - 11:15am - 11:30am

Dak'Art Report [Oneika Russell] - 11:40am- 12:10am
Q&A - 12:10AM- 12:30AM


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.


ALICE YARD: Nicholas Laughlin + Camille Chedda

Alice Yard is a contemporary art space and network founded in 2006 and based in Port of Spain, in the backyard of an ordinary 1920s residence. With little formal structure, no formal staff, and no formal budget, Alice Yard's three co-directors — architect Sean Leonard, artist and curator Christopher Cozier, and writer and editor Nicholas Laughlin — are engaged in an open-ended experiment in creative collaboration and improvisation.

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.


SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
Saturday, June 27

In the most recent project of current studio artist Garfield Morgan, he uses tarp as a ground in two-dimensional and three-dimensional investigations with other non-traditional media such as plaster of Paris, mesh wire, grated coal and tar to explore themes of degradation, decay, regeneration and triumph.

The Tarp Project opens with an event for the KOTE Festival on Saturday, June 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more informaiton email

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

PAMM curators Diana Nawi and Mari Robles will be giving a presentation on their curatorial work at PAMM and upcoming projects such as the Caribbean Crossroads exhibition, which will travel to PAMM after first being exhibited in 2013 in New York at El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum of Harlem, surveying the work of over 400 works of art.

About Diana Nawi
Diana Nawi is an associate curator at the newly reopened Pérez Art Museum Miami. For the opening of PAMM, Nawi’s projects included video commissions by two international artists, Yael Bartana and Bouchra Khalili, as well as a new performance commissioned from a multimedia duo based in Los Angeles and Phoenix, LOS JAICHACKERS. In 2014, Nawi is organizing a new presentation of Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, curated by Elvis Fuentes; and developing a project with New York sculptor, Nicole Cherubini. Nawi is also curating the first solo museum presentation of the work of Adler Guerrier, which will open in October. Prior to joining PAMM, Nawi worked as assistant curator on the Abu Dhabi Project of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

About Mari Robles
Mari Robles is the Knight Curator of School Programs at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. She oversees the Knight Schools Program, an endowed initiative that serves 27,000 Miami-Dade County Public School third grade students at the museum and encourages critical thinking skills aligned with student achievement goals. Robles completed her Master’s at Rhode Island School of Design in Art and Design Education. Her graduate work focused on the history of art-making in museums.


About Pérez Art Museum of Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) serves one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a unique confluence of Caribbean, North, and South American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. PAMM is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. Since it began collecting in 1996, PAMM’s permanent collection has grown steadily and now comprises more than 1,300 works across a range of media. PAMM’s recently reopened facilities, located on the bay front in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, have reinforced the museum’s role as a vital cultural and educational center. The new building provides generous and unique galleries in which to showcase exceptional exhibitions and artist projects, as well as expanded education and public programming spaces. For more information on Caribbean Crossroads at PAMM visit:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 PAMM
Presentation: 7 - 9 PM

Welcoming Party for Rodell Warner: 9 - 11 PM



You are invited to ART: FILMS: PEACE, a screening on World Peace Day of 11 films by 10 artists and filmmakers that deal with the theme of Peace.

With the support of PUMA and the National Gallery of Jamaica, New Local Space partners with Creative Sounds to present this year's films4peace commissions from PUMA by 7 acclaimed international artists, one of which is past NLS resident artist Wilmer Wilson IV, as well as films by 3 exciting Jamaican artists: Nile Saulter, Storm Saulter and Varun Baker.

Film stills here
Full press release here

With generous support from:

Saturday, September 21
7 PM - 10 PM
FREE and open to the public.

NLS Scholar-in-Residence Terri Francis presents her findings from Jamaica Film Unit's archives and their relevance to contemporary film practice

NLS is pleased to add to the line up of film events this year a candid talk by NLS scholar-in-residence, Terri Francis. Terri Francis is Visiting Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and former Associate Professor, Film Studies and African American Studies, Yale University. She will be introducing us to research she conducted and published recently in her paper “Sounding the Nation: Martin Rennalls and the Jamaica Film Unit, 1951-1961”. Her research focused on the Jamaica Film Unit’s aims to make educational films for, by and about Jamaicans in the pre-independence years, 1951–1961 under the direction of Martin Rennalls. Francis will address how the Jamaica film Unit saw itself and the positive qualities she observed in these complicated and unstable artifacts. Additionally, drawing on close analysis of selected films, an interview with Rennalls and press, Francis will guide us in consideration of what this type of nonfiction, noncommercial, obscure, archival, film footage could mean for contemporary art practices.

About Terri Francis
Prof. Terri Francis is Visiting Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Having earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago, she specializes in learning what we don’t already know about African American cinema, literature and culture, American experimental films and the history of motion pictures in the Caribbean. Prof. Francis’ forthcoming book Race Burlesque: Josephine Baker’s Cinematic Craft introduces a new way of thinking about the anxiety-ridden intersection of race and gender inequalities, humor and the erotic in American popular culture. Sounding the Nation: Jamaican Film History, 1900-1972 is Prof. Francis’ next project. Her book pioneers the completely new territory of Jamaican modernity and cinephilia. Black Camera will publish her guest-edited special close-up on Afrosurrealism in Film/Video this fall. The project sheds much needed light on rarely seen experimental, absurd and whimsical dimensions of filmmaking and thought in African Diaspora cinemas.

Wednesday, August 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE and open to the public

New Local Space
190 Mountain View Avenue
Kingston 6
(876) 927-7931/ 927-847 or
(876) 406-9771

KOTE 2013

Join NLS for KOTE 2013. Olivia McGilchrist, David Soutar and DJ Afifa collaborate in an outdoor site-specific event that invites audience members to engage with live performances inspired by Jamaican mythical and legendary characters. The project combines experimental video art, sound and interactive design.

This event is free and open to the public.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 23 at NLS, 190 Mountain View Avenue, Kgn 6. For more information call NLS at 406-9771 or email us at

Live streaming of the event will be broadcast from UStream:


NLS is pleased to invite you to an artist talk by Shoshanna Weinberger. The event will be presented by Hi Qo Art Gallery in collaboration with Creative Sounds Ltd and NLS and is the first artist lecture in Hi Qo's new artist-based series ‘XChange".

Wednesday, February 20, 6 PM
Hi Qo Art Gallery
24 Waterloo Rd, Kingston 10

Free and open to the public.

Shoshanna Weinberger is a US-based Jamaican artist who explores cultural stereotypes, contemporary connections, and historical notions of women who have been subjugated into modern-day Hottentots. Beauty distortion is found in strip-club dancers, West Indian Dancehall performers, Hollywood, prostitutes, plastic surgery of the rich, and awkward teenagers. In Weinberger's work these figures are found tangled, hogtied, suffocated and wearing props associated with femininity such as thongs, bras, gold chains and high-heels. The drawings allude to the psychology of coexisting in human and animal form as well as forms both grotesque and sexualized.

Weinberger has shown across the US and Europe. Venues include: Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL; Rose Museum of Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; and The Jones Center of Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas. In 2012, she had two solo shows at Solo(s) Project House, Newark, NJ; and Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; along with showing at ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC; Nomad Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; and The Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has also been included in the past 2006 and 2008 National Gallery of Jamaica Biennials. Her work will be in the 34th Bradley University Print and Drawing Exhibition, in Peoria, IL, opening next month, in March.

For more information contact Susanne Fredricks at 864-1997.

FIT is a series of conversations with artists talking about their works in progress.

For the first installation of FIT Leasho Johnson conversed with Deborah Anzinger and the audience about his current projects in progress as well as his recent projects completed.

Leasho Johnson is a Kingston-based artist whose "work accesses points in Jamaican culture where the seemingly contradictory collide; where male aggression, unabashed sexuality and devout Christianity coexist freely." [1]
Johnson received his BFA in 2009 from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He has shown locally at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Red Bones, Mutual Gallery, in the U.S. at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut, and in the Netherlands at KADE.

Saturday, December 15, 4 PM at 190 Mountain View Ave, Kingston 6.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Photos from the event
More information about Fit

[1] Anzinger, D. "Marvin Bartley, Leasho Johnson, Berette MacCaulay and Olivia McGilchrist in the Super Plus Under 40 at Mutual Gallery"., 2012

NLS participates in a live online conversation with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art invites NLS and four other art microhubs to participate in a live online conversation to talk about how the places where we look at, create, and talk about art come into being, and what makes them thrive.

Tuesday, December 11, 3PM Live on Google+ Hangout