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  • The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is inviting members of the public to attend a digital art panel discussion this Saturday (July 2).
  • The event is scheduled to start at 1 pm at the entity’s 12 Ocean Boulevard headquarters, downtown Kingston.
  • Patrons will also have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on the potential of digital art and its role in redefining contemporary art.

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is inviting members of the public to attend a digital art panel discussion this Saturday (July 2).

The event is scheduled to start at 1 pm at the entity’s 12 Ocean Boulevard headquarters, downtown Kingston.

Patrons will also have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on the potential of digital art and its role in redefining contemporary art.

Assistant Curator in Education of the NGJ, Monique Barnette-Davidson, told JIS News that the session will “examine digital art in all its manifestation, especially the social, cultural, and economic issues attached to the development of the art form”.

“Essentially, we will look at the participation of persons in digital art and the impact it has on the perception of visual arts in Jamaica,” she added.

Digital artists Corretta Singer, David Gumbs, Shane McHugh, and Danielle Russell will lead the discussion on the topics ‘What makes digital art ART?; ‘The challenge of new media’; ‘Exposure, accessibility and audience reach’; and ‘Rethinking patronage.’

Members of the public can contribute to the discussion on Twitter @natgalleryja and include #NGJDigital in their comments or questions.

“Admission is free and I encourage all citizens to make use of the opportunity to contribute and learn from the experience through questions, comments and suggestions,” Mrs. Barnette-Davidson said.

The digital art panel discussion will close the NGJ’s first Digital Art Exhibition, which got under way on April 24. It is featuring the work of over 20 digital artists from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

For more information on the event, contact the National Gallery of Jamaica at 922-1561or pr@instituteofjamaica.org.jm.