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The ‘Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection’ exhibition will feature more than thirty artworks from the extensive private collection of Jamaican-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Theresa Roberts.
It is the first exhibition entirely of Jamaican art to take place in the north-west of England and offers a comprehensive presentation of the best of Jamaican art since the 1960s.
The exhibition features a mix of established names and emerging talent, expressing their world through a blend of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed-media.
Represented in the exhibition are the Watson dynasty of artists beginning with Barrington Watson, described as ‘the defining Jamaican artist of the post-Independence period’, his sons Basil and Raymond plus grandson Kai Watson.
Woman artists are strongly represented including important figures like Laura Facey Cooper, Ebony Patterson and Kristina Rowe.
“We are excited to be able to present this unique collection of Jamaican contemporary art to audiences in Liverpool and beyond. It reveals Jamaica’s vibrant culture and also gives the rare opportunity to see the private art collection of Theresa Roberts, an inspiring patron and philanthropist.”
“I am honoured to be the Curator of the Jamaica Making exhibition- a selection of works from the collection of Jamaican-born businesswoman, Theresa Roberts. This is the first exhibition entirely of Jamaican art in the North-West region of the UK, and it occurs at a timely point: the 60th anniversary of Jamaican Independence in 2022. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the key artists in Jamaican art history since Independence in 1962 and celebrates their important contributions.”
Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection’ opens to the public on Saturday, 19 February and runs until Saturday, 9 July 2022.
Admission to the exhibition is free and the VG&M is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
For further information visit the VG&M website: http://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/
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