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Jamaica Making Book Launch with Dr. Emma Roberts

Jamaica Making Book Launch with Dr. Emma Roberts Online

Join Dr. Emma Roberts and Adam Vasco in conversation about her new book, Jamaica Making: The Theresa Roberts Art Collection

This book accompanies an exhibition of the same name which opens at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool, on 19th February 2022.  The exhibition is the first display wholly of Jamaican art in the Merseyside region, and will occur at a timely moment because 2022 is the 60th anniversary of Jamaica gaining Independence.  The exhibition and the accompanying book are a joyful and long-overdue examination of Jamaican art since Independence in 1962. 

The exhibition is the collection of Theresa Roberts, a Jamaican-born businesswoman and philanthropist.  Over several years, she has curated carefully an excellent array of key examples of art from Jamaican art history.  The book, Jamaica Making, illustrates these art works in full colour and an analysis of each art work is made in the essay by Dr. Emma Roberts- ‘The Theresa Roberts Collection’.  Also included in the book are essays by The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, (Prime Minister of Jamaica), Theresa Roberts (art collector), Edward Lucie-Smith (eminent art historian of Jamaican origin), Dr. Sireita Mullings (artist and Lecturer in Applied Social Studies and Sociology at the University of Bedfordshire) and Dr. Davinia Gregory-Kameka, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, USA.

Jamaica Making is available from Liverpool University Press at £14.99: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/55530/

This book was also made Open Access with the support from Liverpool John Moores University Library.  Once live, we will include the link to the free, open access digital copy. 

This event will be held on Microsoft Teams.  You will receive a link to attend when you register. 

Jamaica Making: An International Symposium, will be held on 14 April 2022.  You can find more information here: https://forarthistory.org.uk/events/jamaica-making-an-international-symposium/

The exhibition which complements the book Jamaica Making will open at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool soon.  You can find out more here: https://vgm.liverpool.ac.uk/exhibitions_events_tours/special/jamaica-making-the-theresa-roberts-art-collection/

Thursday, February 17, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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