Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora.
The first exhibition of its kind to be held outside of Jamaica RWA, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX Date s : 25 June – 11 September 2016.
Jamaican Pulse opens at the RWA Bristol on June 25 and runs until September 11. The exhibition, co – curated by artists Kat Anderson and Graeme Mortimer Evelyn , is a UK first hosted by a City that spawned artists such as Banksy and Nick Walker, plus musicians and bands like Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky.
Bristol is globally renowned for its approach to new and emerging art, culture, food and innovation . It’s a City where 91 languages are spoken every day. It’s as creative as it is diverse and this is a show that reflects that spirit, being both timely and welcomed by many across the UK. Arts Council England and the Jamaican High Commission support Jama ican Pulse.
Kicking off the Summer in true and unique Bristol Style, Jamaican Pulse takes it’s place alongside the International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol Harbour Festival and the Massive Attack gig which between them will attract over 1 million people to the City.
Jamaican Pulse and the events that are happening in the wider community associated with the exhibition (see links) has something for everyone. Big names like Ebony G Patterson, Hurvin Anderson, Laura Facey, NT Collective, Barbara Walker and many more are exhibiting.
Co – Curator, Graeme Mortimer Evelyn is one of the UK Jamaican Diaspora artists exhibiting along with Barbara Walker, Gerard Hanson, Hurvin Anderson, Barka and NT. Graeme who is now based in London created a pie ce for Kensington Palace in 2013 – 2014, called ‘Call and Response – The Odyssey of the Moor’ at the Queens State Apartments, Kensington Palace London. This was the first time ever that an artist was allowed to include an object from the Royal Collection in a contemporary piece of work.
Newly elected Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said: Newly elected Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said: “Bristol is a vibrant and richly diverse city, making it a great host for this exhibition. I am very pleased that we’re the first place outside of Jamaica to host Jamaican Pulse. I hope it will attract interest, generate conversation and enrich our understanding of Jamaican art and culture, along with its relevance to many Bristol people.”
For a full list of events associated with Jamaican Pulse events
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays Admission charged www.rwa.org.uk Royal West of Engla nd Academy , Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1PX