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Contemporary Jamaican Art
Circa 1962 | Circa 2012

Jamaica 50th Anniversary of Independence
Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2012


On August 6, 1962, Jamaica became a nation and officially received its Independence from Britain. It is with an immense amount of pride that the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada joins with the island nation in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Independence.

Under the Patronage of the Jamaican High Commissioner, Her Excellency, Sheila Sealy Monteith and Jamaican Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramoco with the Jamaica 50 Celebration Inc. will unveil a summer of events in the areas of Art, Literature, Dance and Theatre, which will celebrate the island’s vibrant cultural heritage.

Artists:
Albert Huie
Alvin Marriott
Andrae Green
Barrington Watson
Carl Abrahams
Charles Campbell
David Pottinger
Dionne Simpson
Ebony G. Patterson
Edna Manley
Eugene Hyde
Everald Brown
Gloria Escoffery
Karl Parboosingh
Laura Facey
Leasho Johnson
Lisa Henriques
Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds
Marlon James
Marvin Bartley
Michael Chambers
Michael Parchment
Oneika Russell
Osmond Watson
Petrona Morrison
Phillip Thomas