Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection
19 February - 9 July 2022
Location: Galleries 6 & 7, first floor
Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection exhibition showcases the vibrancy and variety of contemporary Jamaican art since the country’s Independence in 1962. The exhibition features over thirty artworks from the extensive private collection of Jamaican-born entrepreneur and philanthropist Theresa Roberts.
The artworks in this exhibition show a Jamaica beyond the tourist idyll - a country with its challenges but a strong sense of identity and culture. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces. Take a look at a selection of the pieces on display.
Don’t miss Desanna Watson’s textile installation ‘Retention of a Colonial Past’ on the ground floor of LJMU’s Art & Design Building. This is a complementary satellite display to Jamaica Making.
Jamaica Making is a collaborative project between the Victoria Gallery & Museum, part of the University of Liverpool, and Liverpool John Moores University. It has been curated by Dr Emma Roberts, Associate Dean for Global Engagement at the Liverpool School of Art & Design.