Repeating Islands

The National Gallery of Jamaica has announced that its upcoming exhibition, World-A-Reggae: the 100 Best Entries from the First International Reggae Poster Contest, will open to the public on Sunday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m.

Founded and organised by the Jamaican, US-based poster artist Michael Thompson and the Greek poster artist Maria Papaefstathiou, the First International Reggae Poster Contest was launched in December 2011 under the theme ‘Towards a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music’, stated Dr Veerle Poupeye, executive director of the National Gallery.

“The call for submissions was circulated globally and, by the deadline in April 2012, there was a total of 1,142 entries by 678 designers from 80 countries on themes inspired by, and in tribute to, Jamaican music,” Thompson said.

Papaefstathiou believes that the enthusiastic response to the First International Reggae Poster Contest illustrates the global reach and influence of Jamaican culture. “It…

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