This year’s theme is “Balance”.
We’re looking to understand the ways in which art can provide an outlet for often ignored voices, ideas and perspectives without which society couldn’t function.
Some of the types of imbalances we’re addressing this year are:
gender inequality / a consequence of which is the systematic ignoring and devaluation of half of humanity / the focus on “development” at the expense of the natural environment / the modern focus on the material and tangible, as opposed to the less easily defined but equally important issues of conscious, awareness and psychic health.
JUNE 20th – 29th
kingston art is happening…….
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8pm/ KOTE2014: BALANCE
REDBONES /1 Argyle Rd
Contribution: $1500 / $1000 student with ID
Gallery Opening 8pm (free), ( runs through June 28th )
Reverberation of the Silent Echo / RICHARD NATTOO
This exhibition, which follows the story of a wanderer and his quest to find answers about himself and about his life, is like none before seen from a Jamaican artist.
As the Silent Echo reverberates, it will reveal to you that “things aren’t always the way they seem….”
Sound Recordings / KOTE
We’re collecting sounds
from participants to be used on the KOTE Album.
In the Courtyard
LoveBombs / ETERI & GOCHA CHKADUA
An installation made from the unique creations of NY-based designer Gocha and his sister, Georgian based artist Eteri.
Emerge / COREY R. BRENEISEN
Mixed media pieces that pair
two seemingly disparate art making techniques. Emerge strikes a balance between what is found on the surface and what lies beneath.
CHRIS CHINN – Acrylics on canvas
RAMONE JOHNSON – Illuminated art
AUDREY LYNCH – Paintings
In The Garden 8pm (runs through June 28th)
Trees: A Collaborative Mural / CHARL BAKER
Expressing the Ebb and Flow of the Seasons
of Life, “trees are the earths’ endless effort to speak to the listening
heavens”. Leave your mark, allow your roots to dig deeper and watch
your spirit bloom!
In the Gazebo (runs through June 28th)
Thought Maps / KATHERINE SILVERA
New & old drawings are arranged into a collage on intricately illustrative backgrounds that are framed
with Victorian design features; creating a narrative which appears to be a
children’s illustration, but upon closer inspection becomes more macabre.
Main Stage 9:30pm
Musical Performances by:
BRAINSTORM – Jazzy, Funky Hip Hop
JASON WORTON – Fresh off touring the world, this guitarist brings his inimitable fusion music to the stage.
ORISHA SOUND- Of Slavic, Scandinavian & Brazilian ancestry, this singer and multi-instrumentalist
(16 instruments) creates a melange of pop, world, and urban music.
DJ Sets / AFIFA
Live performance painting / ANTWAIN CLARKE, TAJ FRANCIS, RICHARD
NATTOO & DJAZ
Four visual artists will play a game. Each, wielding their medium of choice, will
draw a composition fusing their imaginations with the audience’s.
Love is not enough:
Choreography and performance: NEILA EBANKS
Soundtrack: HANS DE MAN aka ANTZ
Concept and jewelry: THE GIRL AND THE MAGPIE
A collaborative dance performance puts nature’s fragility in the spotlight,
expressing the necessity to treat nature with respect and to take care of her…love
is not enough, actions are needed.
12pm – 7pm / ARTOPIA
GROSVENOR GALLERY / 1 Grosvenor Terrace
The streets of Kingston will be glowing with artistic expression and universal love. Experience the art of some of Jamaica’s most
promising, young creatives. Bring Your Blankets, Yoga Mats, Family, And Friends!
Refreshments on sale at the BRAND NEW Grosvenor Cafe!
DJs: GREI SHOW @12pm &
2pm / MOTZARAMON @1pm & 3pm / TONY “DOCTAH X” HARRINGTON
@ 4pm onwards
TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT @2pm
REIKI WITH ANIKA WILSON @3pm
YOGA WITH STACY DOULASINGH @4pm & 6pm
LIVE MUSIC JAM SESSION @5pm
FILM PREMIERE: THE UPSETTER @6:30PM
7pm – 10pm / BODY POLITICS
GROSVENOR GALLERY / 1 Grosvenor Terrace
SHANIQUE BROWN, SHEDIENE FLETCHER, SANDRA GREEN & NATHANYA WALKER
This exhibition features 4 female artists with diverging concerns who seek to reflect and examine the black female body.
10pm – 1am / JAMNESIA SESSIONS
JAMNESIA SURF CLUB / 8 Miles Bull Bay
An exclusive peek at some of the island’s new & upcoming talent in live music & poetry, all on the beach.
10am – 12pm / KOTE KIDS’ PARADISE
III / 3 Stanton Terrace (runs through June 28th)
Donations accepted in aid of the building of Jungle Gym
With your little ones, come experience the freedom and joy of exploration and discovery through an intricate magical
garden – an oasis adorned – a balancing act between art and nature.
Artists:MAZOLA WA MWASHIGHADI & FERN PROCTOR
1pm – 3pm / HIDDEN COLORS
LIBERTY HALL / 76 King Street
HIDDEN COLORS: The Untold History of people of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent (109
minutes). Directed by Tariq Nasheed, this documentary is about the real and untold history of people of colour around the globe. It discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.
4pm–7pm / WARD THEATRE PROJECT
WARD THEATRE/ North Parade
Contribution $1500 /$500 students with ID
Since 1775, this site has provided a home for the Jamaican arts. Ward as we know it (1912) has, however, been closed for a
number of years. KOTE2014 reopens the doors with a view to increasing public awareness and foster community.
ALPHA BOYS SCHOOL ORCHESTRA / Jamaica’s most renowned musical cradle presents a mix of Ska & Reggae.
RELATIONSHITS by Jean Small / A poignant performance piece highlighting the dynamics of relationships.
A TALE IN FOUR by The Moder-Ashbourne Gang / Rosina Moder (Recorder), Peter Ashbourne (Piano & Violin) Joel Moder-Ashbourne (Piano), Jeremy Moder-Ashbourne (Drums)
LIFE by Fabian Thomas / Spoken word performance pieces focusing on the balancing
act called life.
Trova by Luis Felipe Bellorín / One of Venezuela’s foremost lyricists performs a root of Cuban music, Trova.
Cello Performance by Cat Coore / One of Jamaica’s musical greats graces the stage.
Dub Poetry by Randy McClaren
Time, Space, Music, People / Street Meets Studio (a performance company) investigates what happens
when different worlds collide. Kerry-Ann Henry, Neisha-yen Jones, Bullet Proof Clique, Ewan Simpson, Tafani Buschaecab, Henry Miller, Kevan Douglas, Jordache
No-Maddz / dub poets, actors & musical group that combine theatricality with witty musicality.
Secured parking at Family Court on King’s St., beside Kingston Bookshop.
9pm – 1am / KINGSTON DUB CLUB
7B Skyline Drive
Return to the roots of Reggae while overlooking the city lights.
10am – 1pm / ART TALKS
SANAA STUDIOS /25 Barbican Road
Art Talks / HOPE BROOKS
An open discussion with the well-recognized Jamaican artist and lover of the arts. Hope uses mixed media to build colours and textures for which her work is known. Paintings on Exhibit.
7pm – 11pm / KOTE FILM NIGHT
III / 3 Stanton Terrace
Film enthusiast DAVID MORRISON curates a night of short films, highlighting the strength & diversity of the Jamaican film scene.
2pm–4pm / A WAH DAT OVA DEH SO?
Di Institute for Social Leadership
(a part of the SO((U))L group) Free
Ovastanding the politics of design: Exploring the politics of design by way of a tour of two sites; ATL showroom on
Oxford Road and the JMMB ATM on Hope Road. Each site demonstrates sharply the politics of design and social and cultural issues reinforced through design.
Meeting spot: Emancipation park for ATL Automotive / Sovereign Centre for the JMMB ATM. Contact:
5pm – 8pm / FINAL YEAR SHOW
EMCVPA / 1 Arthur Wint Drive
The School of Visual Arts Final Year Exhibition is a significant milestone for these emerging artists. Selected by the curatorial team of the School, these works reflect the outcome of a year-long process of investigation & development.
7pm – 9pm / POETRY SOCIETY
EMCVPA / 1 Arthur Wint Drive
Monthly Fellowship’s Special 25th Anniversary Celebration.
7pm – 9pm / CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP
25 Annette Crescent, off upper Waterloo Rd.
Free Class (Second class held on THU26)
Put your fitness and musical abilities to the test with Afro-Brazilian martial art, music, dance and culture for all ages and fitness
levels. Wear long sweat pants and T-shirt, sneakers are optional. Contact: CM Simpson 460-2927
6pm – 10pm / AMELIORATION
SPANISH COURT HOTEL / 1 St. Lucia Ave.
An interdisciplinary show of photography, ceramics & conceptual art.
Featuring: NICOLE BROWN, OLIVIA MILLER, NIESHA BROWN, ALLISON & DAVID SINCLAIR, THE JN RESOLUTION PROJECT
7:30pm–10pm / PECHA KUCHA 20×20
SPANISH COURT HOTEL / 1 St. Lucia Ave
The simple format of 20 images x 20 seconds challenges the presenters and keeps things moving at a fast pace! Hear directly from the artists as they show and talk of their work and what inspires them.
10pm – onwards / DUBWISE
WHITEBONES / 1 Mannings Hill Road
Roots Dub Reggae Session created to preserve the roots in the dancehall & spread the message of love through music. Strictly original & rootical selections from the vein stream & not the main stream.
6pm – 9pm / SOCIAL ATROCITIES
OLYMPIA ART GALLERY / 202 Old Hope Road.
GREG BAILEY, KIMANI BECKFORD, MONIQUE LOFTERS & KORI SOLOMON: This group of bright young Jamaican artists join
their investigative voices to highlight and celebrate the unsung heroes of our society.
7pm–10pm / CANOPY GUILD CLOSING
NLS GALLERY / 190 Mountain View Ave
The Brainchild of Trinidadian artist RODELL WARNER, six Kingston creatives; Afifa Aza (sound), Ai Yoshida (clothing design), Ayana Rivière (clothing design), Di-Andre C. Davis (digital photography), Leasho Johnson (painting / sculpture), and Storm Saulter
(video), reinterpret his elemental patterns and manipulate them in their varied forms both digitally and physically.
8pm – 11pm / BROKEN SKY
BOLIVAR GALLERY / 1D Grove Road
Black Swan /KATHERINE SILVERA
Contemporary illustrations exploring classic & modern interpretations of swans in mythology.
Shady Breeze / ANTWAIN CLARKE
Inspired by Jamaican folklore, delicate drawings and floating moths tell the tragic stories of our legacy in a
Jamaican socio-economic issues are depicted in the format of a chess board.
9pm–1am / FLESH,BONES & FLOWERS
NANOOK / 20 Burlington Ave.
Exploring aspects of the feminine, CHANDIS uses her visual and written
work to continually investigate the aspects of human nature from the female
Pumpum Poetry / Guest Poet: ITALEE
A powerful, electrifying, soulful, super-melodic voice that will send shivers rocketing up your spine and take
your mind drifting in other dimensions.
NANOOK JAM SESSION
Musicians of all backgrounds are invited to partake in this weekly event.
9pm–1am /ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS 3
REDBONES /1 Argyle Rd
Contribution: $1000 / $500
(students with ID)
Musical Performances by: Downstairs, From the Deep, Dubtonic, Black Colt, Random Chaos, Skaibrid + more
Art by: Stefan Clarke, Phillip Clayton, Brendon Wesley, Petrus Chang, Racquel d’Cambre + more
Poetry: Mojiba AW Romanetti, Tribute to Jason “Ganja” Crooks
Part proceeds in aid of an Edna Manley Student Grant.
10am – 5pm / ENCAUSTIC ART
SANAA STUDIOS / 25 Barbican Road
All day open house /Free Admission
Art Talk / MICHELE LEE-LAMBERT
A neurologist by profession, art provides a stimulating outlet for Michele and she believes that abstract art in
particular takes you to a place free of confinement.
Jewelry Show / SUSAN BECKFORD
Using copper wire links, coiling, simple stringing & crocheting with
crystals & pearls in unconventional ways, one-of-a–kind pieces are
Jewelry Show / VIVEEN BURROWS-CAMPBELL
Experimenting with colour combinations & techniques, results in bold unique pieces.
3pm – 6am / GRANT’S PEN EDGE
CAFÉ WHATS ON /133 Barbican Road
All day open house / Free Admission (show runs 21st-28th)
Lej On The Edge / LISA LEJ
Consisting of paintings, plaques and life size 5D live art done on spot, this show unveils what is buried in the
mind & soul.
Repair / MARVIN THOMPSON
In the midst of bad treatment, Marvin aims to repair broken bones and regain self confidence in order to carry
out his aim of providing spiritual, scientific and philosophical evidence of truth.
Launch of the Neckwear Collection / YAADTRENDZ
Style, creativity, innovation & resourcefulness. Fostering innovation by creating pieces by recycling, up-cycling, repurposing & reworking 2nd hand clothing, fabric scraps and other materials like wood, copper, beads, buttons and wicker. Handmade, unique, bold, creative, fun, funky, flirty fashion!
JACQUELYNE HUSSEY-PEARSON / Acrylics on Canvas
“Joy of the Journey”
INANSI / Mixed Media
CARLTON REID / Mixed Media
JACKIE COHEN/ Post Gambia Collection
9pm – 1am / SEH SUP’M
REDBONES /1 Argyle Rd
Popular series that features the best of Jamaican poetry with “open-mic” for those who have “Sup’m to say”. Intimate
acoustic music sets, coupled with ecclectic signature sounds of afro-centric, world beat & jazz is a favourite since 2006!
11am – 1pm / ART UP DOWNTOWN
STUDIO 174 /174 Harbour Street
begins with art. This exhibition is the culmination of the pilot phase of ‘ArtUpDownTown’, a media training and development programme being implemented by Studio 174 in partnership with the Caribbean Institute of Media and Production (CARIMAC). The programme is designed to highlight positive aspects of Downtown, Kingston, while empowering more Jamaicans to tell their own stories through various media. The exhibition features audio, photography, and video productions created by students of the studio and CARIMAC.
2pm – 4pm / LAST SUNDAYS
NATIONAL GALLERY /174 Harbour Street
Jamaican Premiere of New Caribbean Cinema’s Ring Di
Alarm: Seven Stories, Six Directors, One Island Jamaica.
Q&A with Film Directors after screening
7pm onwards / KOTE CLOSING PARTY
FOREVER YOUNG / 48 West Street
What a wonderful way to end the week and start the summer at a peak! Feel the heartbeat of the City while Reggae meets World on this rooftop oasis near the harbourfront.
Redbones Blues Café
Sign Craft Ltd.
The Ward Theatre Foundation
Lithographic Printers Ltd.
Spanish Court Hotel
Spark Creative Ltd.
The artists, the venues and everyone else that is making this happen!!
Kingston On The Edge