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The PSDP is a five year, â‚Ź26.1M joint initiative between the Government of Jamaica and the European Union, that seeks through grants and technical assistance, to improve the competitiveness and profitability of Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica. The Programme is scheduled to end in December 2009.

How can the PSDP help you? The PSDP provides a range of services that support MSMEs through: 

Financial advisory services and access to external sources of financing facilitated by our Corporate Finance Broker Unit



Value added business development information and export advisory services via our Export Centres and Business Information Points



Business diagnostics and assessment provided by our Enterprise Rating and Upgrading Unit



Policy initiatives to support MSMEs made possible by the Target Growth and Competitiveness Committee Contact us today

This project is co-funded by the European Union and the Government of Jamaica

The Private Sector Development Programme c/o Jamaica Trade and Invest 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10 T: (876) 978-7755 or 978-3337 F: (876) 978-7912 psdpinfo@psdpjamaica.com www.psdpjamaica.com

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When art meets fashion E xpect to see a marriage made in heaven… an explosion of creative ideas...a blending of art and fashion…a mixture of styles and cultural influences and the stimulation of thought and emotions. Welcome to the initiation of ART ON THE RUN, an event where Jamaican artists and fashion designers come together under one roof to stimulate your senses, to challenge your perception of the arts and to make available to you art pieces that celebrate our culture, while affording you the opportunity to take home pieces of work that were created with a considerable amount of talent, imagination and love.

ART ON THE RUN would like to introduce you to more than 50 artists, emerging and established, who all have one thing in common: they are all passionate about the creative arts. We are hoping that some of this passion will spill over to you, as we immerse you in the creative arts, where both fashion and art enthusiasts will be treated to a host of presentations and where fashion and art meet under one roof. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kingsley Cooper for giving ART ON THE RUN the opportunity to be a part of his premier fashion event, and look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with the Pulse team.

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­Hon.­Karl­Samuda Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce I begin by commending the Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) and Jamaica Fashion & Apparel Cluster (JFAC) who have created and are participating in ART ON THE RUN - an event which truly highlights the collaborative spirit of these two groups.

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Messages our competitive advantage. One such, of course is Caribbean Fashion Week, which over the years has played a leading role in stimulating the broadening and deepening of our base of creative industries.

Both Clusters are supported by the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), which is co-funded by the Jamaican Government and the European Union with the sole objective of encouraging small business growth and It is apparent that these imaginative and vibrant competitiveness. professionals are doing their part to ensure vitality and growth in the creative industries - an industry As Minister with responsibility for both Jamaica Trade and Invest and the that is recognized, worldwide, as one that can Jamaica Business Development Company which house the operations of these make a major contribution to a country’s two Clusters, I am proud of the excitement and energy that their collaboration is injecting into an already vibrant fashion community and art industry. economic development. Our little island of Jamaica has developed quite a reputation as the cultural I look forward to the unveiling of this year’s event - an event that will make us capital of the Caribbean, and Brand Jamaica owes much to the artists, all proud of the tremendous talent, skill and imagination that is on display designers and performers which, over the years, have helped to put us on the throughout Jamaica. world stage. It is initiatives like ART ON THE RUN and a myriad of other creative events being conceptualized, and initiated in Jamaica, that will help us maintain

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amaica's culture is known and loved across the world, from the well-known beat of reggae, to its food, worldrenowned athletes and accomplishments in the arts. Over the years, the art and fashion industries have blossomed, and continue to make leaps and bounds into the international sphere.

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Recently, I was privileged to accompany a Jamaican team to a ministerial colloquium on the creative industries, held in Brussels. The event featured a presentation of the best in Jamaican fashion and models, and the Jamaican team took over the venue with its beautiful clothes, looks and music. By the end it was clear that Jamaican fashion had taken Europe by storm, and was set to leave an indelible mark on the European market. I am convinced that we are just seeing the beginning of what the Jamaican creative industry can accomplish, and that strategic planning can create opportunities for other areas in the arts. Caribbean Fashion Week has grown from strength to strength, and provides the perfect platform to extend this reach into the international market. This year the addition of ART ON THE RUN - marrying of art and fashion - will do just that. The event will showcase artists to persons who are also attracted to the runway, giving much needed exposure to both designers and artists. This exposure will create marketing opportunities locally, regionally and internationally, raising the profile of the work in two of the Caribbean's most creative industries - industries which have the potential to boost trade in culture.

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Kingsley­Cooper CEO Pulse Investments ost major countries have their own fashion industry but only five – France, the USA, the UK, Italy and Japan – have established truly international reputations in fashion design.

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In the developing world, Jamaica is fast emerging as a force to be reckoned with, not just in fashion and apparel, but in the visual and performing arts. Pulse Investments and Caribbean Fashion Week are pleased to welcome Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica, and the Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster to Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW). Both will be adding yet another exciting dimension to CFW, which has already established itself as “grand central fashion” of the Caribbean. We will be celebrating the marriage of art and avant garde fashion, and in attendance will be the very best of local art. I do hope that those of you joining us in this celebration will be tempted to take home a piece of Jamaican art, which I can assure you, you will cherish for years to come! We’re truly excited at this new development for CFW this year, and anticipate that the novel elements of the show will help propel Jamaica even further in our continuing efforts to position Kingston and the wider Caribbean among the fashion capitals of the world. 5


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“I know for sure that the way forward for this country is to harness the potential of our creativity. Whilst we struggle as individuals, as Clusters and as a country to convert this creativity into successful businesses, there is no doubt in my mind about the correctness of our collective mission”.

The JFAC facilitates the growth and development of the fashion and apparel industry, and promotes the collective interest of its members. Its ultimate goal is to improve the overall competitiveness of this growing sector, through training and development. Major activities that have taken place on the programme thus far have included Technical Training: pattern making, collection development, trend forecasting, colour theory, machine operation, production flow and finishing

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The Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster (JFAC) has a passion for fashion, and is a unique and vibrant collaborative force dedicated to supporting and nurturing the Jamaican fashion and apparel industry including: manufacturers, designers, model agencies, retailers, buyers and stylists. Many of the Cluster members are already well-known in the fashion industry and others are ‘up and coming’ and getting ready to make their mark; all are being given a chance to shine in a sector where unprecedented attempts are being made to expand the industry.

techniques; Business Development/Management Training: costing, pricing, customer service, preparation of business plans, team building and an introduction to e-commerce; Public Relations & Market Penetration Activities: JBDC Small Business Expo, JMA/JEA Trade Show, Caribbean Gift and Craft show (Barbados), Islands of the World Fashion Week (Bahamas), Style Week and Caribbean Fashion Week (Jamaica), Ms Jamaica World, Island Couture monthly fashion shows and a fashion presentation at the Creative Industries Colloquium in Brussels. Cluster members can look forward to further training in pattern making, product development, guidance on International Standards/Quality Assurance, attendance at the Material World International Conference and a host of other initiatives. The JFAC is part of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), which is co-funded by the Government of Jamaica and the EU. For further information about the Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster, or to become a member of this group, please contact: Glenda Joseph-Dennis, Facilitator Unit 10A, 76 Marcus Garvey Drive Kingston 13. Tel: (876) 926-5161-5 Email: fashionclusterja@gmail.com

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ver the last decade or so the Jamaican fashion industry, particularly our fashion designers and models, have had an unbelievable impact on the world market - wowing audiences with vibrant designs and breathtaking models. The industry has come of age and is able to compete with the very best; however, the sector cannot sit on its laurels.

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The Collection rt-inspired fashion is increasingly visible on the streets and an array of artistic creations are regularly unveiled in the form of ‘wearable art’. ART ON THE RUN took the concept of ‘wearable art’ one step further by giving artists and fashion designers the challenge to collaborate and create one-off designs for The Collection - designs that would be original, dramatic, out of the ordinary and clearly demonstrated the marrying of the two disciplines.

Jasmin McLean-Phillips, Fashion Designer stated: “I was pleasantly surprised when the opportunity presented itself. It gave us the freedom to create, with very little restriction other than ‘to challenge perception’, hence why we came up with the idea of the cactus bag. We are all hoping that ART ON THE RUN receives the support that it deserves, as I can already see how the public, artists and fashion designers can benefit from an event like this”.

But it didn’t end there!

The run-way show features 14 designs in four categories: accessories, swimwear, urban chic and evening wear, all created by emerging and established artists from Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica and the Jamaica Fashion & Apparel Cluster.

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There was also a limit on the amount of fabric that could be used in the designs - fabric could not exceed 40% of the garment! This created some major hurdles for several fashion designers; however it forced everyone to think ‘outside of the box’. The end result is fabulous art designs made from a wide array of media including metal, banana fiber, juice boxes, straw, wire, ply board and rubber. Designs that will make you look twice, the next time you see a juice box, cactus or even a banana in your daily lives. For Peter Evans, Artist: “this initiative created a new avenue for me to express myself, and I jumped at the idea to become involved in something that was so different to the norm - an event that gave me the opportunity to collaborate with a fashion designer...we are already talking about ways to continue the relationship after the event”.

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These creations will be presented for the first time at Caribbean Fashion Week and they will then literally go ‘on the run’, as the ART ON THE RUN concept travels throughout Jamaica, with the aim of raising the profile of the creative arts and making the arts more accessible to the general public. What makes the ART ON THE RUN collection so different? Well, you just might see some of the designs displayed on some body’s wall! For further information contact: art_ontherun@yahoo.com

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Nite Cactus Tuna cactus is bountiful in Jamaica, but who would have guessed that it could have ended up in a handbag design. This team wanted to challenge the viewer’s perception by making them take a closer look at the environment, and to find creative ways to use these and other gifts from nature. The cactus bears a fruit that can be red, wine-red or yellow-orange in colour. In some countries the fruit is eaten and the gel-like sap is used for hair conditioner and for medicinal purposes. In this design the cactus is being used purely for decoration!

Along with the cactus several other materials were used in the design, which included rope, driftwood and hand painted fabric.

Spring Action There’s at least one in every household in Jamaica, who would have thought that your mattress bed spring would have ended up in this design? The outside of the bag is made entirely from bedsprings which have been soldered together.

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Round Scene Aluminum cans can be recycled over and over and over again, and in many parts of the world this is taking place. Over 120,000 aluminum cans are recycled every minute in the United States alone! In this design, aluminum cans have been converted into beautiful mosaic pieces which have been used to decorate this bag. Other items included in the design are bottle tops, rubber and nylon.

This bag would certainly put a spring in your step! Designed by: Jasmin McLean-Phillips - Fashion Designer and Rachel Wade - Artist.

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Neptune’s Dream Influenced by the Caribbean Sea - which is one of the largest salt water seas, one of the most popular destinations for tourism, and home to about 9% of the world's coral reefs - this design represents the sun, the sea, the creatures that live deep within it, and the many hidden treasures. The use of the net underscores the deep’s many bounties 10

Designed by: Charl Baker - Artist and Nellian Arnold - Fashion Designer.

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Goddess of the Sea is an elaborate and regal design fit for a mythical underwater goddess.

This risqué piece is constructed purely out of copper wire. Minimal fabric has been used to cover the essential body parts, making it playfully mischievous. The intricate crochet work and decorative design leaves very little to the imagination – making this design simply… WICKED!!

This intricate piece is made out of oyster shells and spandex. The shells were sourced at a local beach, bleached, hand polished and then varnished to give them a ‘jewel like’ appearance. Each shell is attached to fabric to create the appearance that they are fused to the goddess’s skin. Hand shaped copper tubing of varying sizes, holds the design together. The collar piece and the trail defines the grandeur of the design; both are made from continuous roofing!

Designed by: Rachel Eaton - Fashion Designer, Nicole Marsh - Fashion Designer and Richard Bryan - Artist.

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Rogue Within African historical frameworks, matriarchy had as important a place as patriarchy or at some point was the main paradigm. Colonialism, in Africa, challenged matriarchy and in a way became its greatest opponent. This piece is a commentary on the postmodern constructs of feminism within the African diaspora and the arguments within the print media, as well as research on women’s issues.

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Out of the Box When this design team created garments out of juice boxes they only had one thing in mind - protecting the environment. Their concern for the local environment and the impact waste disposal was having on it, was their catalyst to create designs that would provoke thought and generate awareness of this major issue - one responsible for the clogging up of Jamaica’s gullies and beaches.

It is hoped that the unusual use of juice boxes and drinking straws in their designs, will not only prove interesting from a design point of view, but will also get the public thinking about the impact that these and other nonbiodegradable packaging is having on the environment.

Re-using and re-working waste materials in a creative and sustainable way was the aim of the ‘Corrugation’ design, which is made from corrugated cardboard and onion bags. This urban design champions the cause for recycling, and emphasizes the need for the country to process used or waste material in order that it can be used again, in the same or another form. This would be one means of preventing the waste of potentially useful materials and reducing the consumption of fresh raw materials.

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The piece challenges us to look at the systems of matriarchy, its African historical meaning and how it may influence our postmodern thinking, its juxtapositions in the contemporary landscape and the way in which it shifts or has been shifted by how it is reconstructed to play its role in the gender politics, the sexual empowerment, and sociological issues facing women, and by extension the society. The design is made entirely from aluminum, rubber, wire and metal.

The supporting concept behind this piece is based on fashion as social commentary and speaks to how the social order can be influenced by a resurgence of iconographical motifs or emblems which might be reinterpreted to fit within contemporary visual culture. Such resurgence or reinterpretation might denote the reshifting of values as well as it may be indicative of a throwing down or deconstruction of the tradition of ancient culture. The piece seeks to look at the ‘male gender’ as beng a social construct, and how its ‘color’ or ‘shade’ or ‘form’ perhaps changes as society reflects certain shifts. The male’s sexuality which society has created as a symbol of power in men’s relationships, whether within a heterosexual or homosexual framework is also questioned and examined. The material used for this design include: aluminum, rubber, plastic, leatherette, rice bag, brown paper, wire and metal.

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Queen of Black River Queen of Black River celebrates the once thriving sugar port, which is today a centre of environmental tourism. Reflected in the design is the wetland wildlife; the many species of birds, crocodiles and tropical plants, which would excite any wildlife enthusiast.

Banana Delight Cultivated in Jamaica primarily for its fruit, and to a lesser extent for the production of fiber, this design demonstrates the versatility of banana fiber, which can be spun into a slender strand, string or rope. Strands of fiber were plaited together to create this garment, and in some areas of the design the fiber was woven with copper wire, which added elegance to this evening gown. 14

Banana fiber was chosen by the design team to emphasize the versatility of the plant, and the desire for greater discussion to take place around its use in manufacturing; as in many countries several parts of the plant are used for cooking, making furniture, high quality textile and paper.

Designed by: Lorna Morrison - Artist and Nathalee Dixon - Fashion Designer.

Everything about this piece is spectacular; which is befitting to this ecological wonder – Black River. Queen of Black River is showered in gold hue metals to emphasize the majestic quality of her gown. Acrylic is also used to simulate the image of stained glass, through which we can view the many wonders of Black River.

Designed by: Paul Smith - Artist and Keneea Linton - Fashion Designer.

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Glory Where were you when Jamaica won a record number of gold, silver and bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics? Well this design team is here to stir up some of those wonderful memories, with their commemorative piece, dedicated to the Jamaican Olympic team. A worldwide television audience of more than a billion people was transfixed, as the greenand-black vest of Usain Bolt flashed across the line in a world record 9.69 seconds, and as the Jamaican team won medal after medal. This design piece captures the Bird’s nest, running track, Jamaican flag, torch and even spectators! It is hoped that this design will bring back very fond memories of when this tiny Caribbean island with a population of just 2.6 million took the world’s breath away - “to di worl”.

RACHEl­WADE Wade has a first class BA. Hons Degree in Animation, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Art and Cultural Enterprise, and has experience in Graphic Design and Illustration. She is a member of Sutherland Wade Associates, a corporate Graphic Design company, and is a freelance illustrator. She lectures part time at the Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts. As a painter her work ranges from pen illustrations to acrylic on canvas, and she regularly exhibits in various exhibitions across Jamaica and internationally. Tel:­876-363-3389­Email:­tutsinc@gmail.com JASMIN­MClEAN-PHIllIPS In June 2008, this talented artist started designing and making hand bags, under her brand, Kawaii Jassy Designs. The name Kawaii is of Japanese origin, which means cute or pretty; which has obviously influenced her designs. Kawaii Jassy Designs are unique, stylish and funky, and are targeted at teens and youthful yet mature women, who wish to express their individuality. Kawaii Jassy Designs were first showcased at the Kumba Mi Yabba Expo in December 2008. The event resulted in several orders and increased awareness of the designs. The bags are regularly featured during the Island Couture Fashion Show, Hilton Hotel, and the designs were selected, and featured at a major fashion show in Brussels, Germany in March 2009. Tel:­876-880-5524­Email:­kawaiija­­ssy@yahoo.com

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Designed by: Earl ‘Biggy’ Turner - Fashion Designer and Melhanie Spence - Artist.

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Goddess of the Sea & Wicked Wire

CHARL BAKER Baker attended Ryerson University, Canada where she obtained a B.A in Fashion Design.

RACHEl­EATON Eaton has a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the West Indies.

She returned to Jamaica in July 1993 to setup her own fashion business where she created custom made designs. Whilst in the fashion industry she participated in major fashion shows and was part of a group of Jamaican designers that attended the "Prêt A Porter” trade shows in Paris and Düsseldorf. Baker was also a Pulse model and Senior Cocoordinator for Caribbean Fashion Week.

She is the co-owner of Notchilous T-shirts and Designs. The company creates, illustrates and screen prints designs for Notchilous and other clients.

A well-known stylist for film and television, Baker currently designs jewellery and creates art pieces from wire which she calls "trees of life"; and regularly exhibits her work at art fairs and festivals. Tel:­876-309-1324­Email:­charlbaker@hotmail.com NEllIAN­ARNOlD­ Arnold started her career as an apprentice, learning how to assemble ladies dresses; which resulted in her running her first business from her mother’s veranda. She enjoys making wedding dresses, and even made her own! She has participated in numerous training programmes to upgrade her skill and attended courses at CAST (now UTECH), and participated in other initiatives funded by the Caribbean Development Bank through Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services. In 2003 she won 2nd place in the Singer Regional Sewing Competition – Kingston & St. Andrew.

Tel:­876-440-3201­Email:­raveaton83@hotmail.com NICOlE­MARSH Marsh’s fashion designing skills have been passed down from generation to generation beginning with her grandfather who was a tailor. Her mother became her partner when they created Jaya Designs, which is a family run business (including grandmother and aunt). The company creates unique crochet designs, which are incorporated into clothing and swimwear. Marsh has worked in the music and modeling industries however her preference has always been fashion design, which she is passionate about and anticipates a long and successful career. Tel:­876-867-6009­­Email:­Jayadesigns@hotmail.com RICHARD­BRYAN­ Bryan attended Edna Manley College of Visual Arts where he studied Graphics. He is currently the CEO of Notchilous T-shirts and Designs, where he also acts as the designer and the screen printer. The company has been featured in Jamrock Magazine, Go-Jamaica, Jamrock Tees and others. Tel:­876-440-3201­­Email:­HappyPrints@hotmail.com

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PETER­EVANS Evans attended the Jamaica School of Art now the Edna Manley College for the Visual Arts to pursue a Diploma in Graphic Design, which resulted in his working for some of the leading advertising agencies in Jamaica, including McCann Erickson, Marketing Counselors and Dunlop Corbin as a Graphic Artist. He has his own graphic design company, Graphics Bank, and continues to work closely with the advertising world. Tel:­876-310-7923­­Email:­pevans_one@yahoo.com AlFRED­“IBBY”­BRISSETT­(JNR.)­ Brissett is an artistic and innovative fashion designer who believes that part of maximizing his potential was starting his own clothing line called SIMIYA HOUSE. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession, but ventured into entrepreneurship in 2002, becoming a coowner of Livity Vegetarian Restaurant and later Simiya House Clothing Limited. This call to the fashion industry has resulted in the creation of clothing for men, women and children; clothing that has a cultural yet ‘rootsy’ appeal. The designs are made predominantly from 100% cotton, hemp, burlap and twill materials. Brissett’s involvement in Simiya House Clothing ranges from designing to sourcing the materials and much more. His clothing line has been featured in local and international publications and on the runway of the International African Arts Festival held annually in Brooklyn, New York. Tel:­­876-373-9150­Email:­houseofsimiya@yahoo.com ­

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luCIllE­MAYERS Mayers has extensive experience in the fashion industry. In 2004 she entered the Singer Sewing Competition and was placed 2'nd in the semi final. She re-entered in 2005 and was placed 1'st in the semi final representing Kingston and St. Andrew, and 3'rd in the final. She has participated in numerous workshops including those organized by the Jamaica Fashion & Apparel Cluster. Tel:­­876-798-9169­Email:­lushamafashion@yahoo.com

Banana Delight lORNA­MORRISON A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Morrison has a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with Social Sciences. She has worked in the communication industry for several years, and her last role before starting her own business was as a Production Manager. Over the last 13 years Morrison has evolved from being a ‘photographer’, into an ‘artist’, a ‘designer’, a ‘creator of things’. Her jewellery collection is branded under the labels LMWorks and Beyond Jewellery and you can expect to see in her creations precious metals and gems to ‘found’ objects including stones, shell, bamboo, glass, wood, resin, metal and fiber. She also has a houseware line which include wall plates utilizing photographic images and eggshell decoration. Tel:­876-420-3586­­Email:­lmorris@cwjamaica.com NATHAlEE­DIXON Dixon studied clothing, textile and art, and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies. She has been interested in the fashion industry from a very early age, and has always been passionate about fashion. In 2006 she won a Entrepreneurship Award Competition and used the cash award to launch her business Dixon Creations which designs ready-to-wear fashion for men and women. Tel:­876-777-4948­­Email:­nathaleedixon@yahoo.com

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PAul­SMITH A graduate of the Jamaica School of Art now the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, Smith has diligently worked hard and flourished in a profession where many have entered but few have stayed the course. His reputation as an excellent goldsmith and teacher had led him to work for some of Jamaica's most popular jewellers. Establishments such as Swiss Stores and L.A. Henriques & Sons have called on his talent at one time or another.

EARl­‘BIGGY’­TuRNER If dancehall fashion is a religion then Earl ‘Biggy’ Turner is a ‘God’. This unassuming Jamaican fashion designer never fails to amuse his fans with his provocative, jawdropping designs. For almost two decades, Turner has set the pace for dancehall trends and has built up a formidable reputation that stretches across international borders.

Smith does not limit his talent to jewellery and has transferred his jewellery knowledge to sculpture, in particular wood carving. Smith currently operates his own studio. Tel:­876-481-7499­ KENEEA­lINTON Since the launch of Keneea Linton Designs in 2005, Linton has produced wardrobes for Miss Jamaica Universe, Miss Jamaica World and had collections presented at Caribbean Fashion Week, Caribbean Model Search – St. Lucia and Jamaica, Pulse, Rock the World, The British High Commission TGIT, Island Couture, Fashion on the Beach in Miami, Fashion for Charity in Soho, New York, Queens New York; and is currently the first Jamaican designer to be featured in Brooklyn Fashion Week in New York. Her designs have been featured in local, regional and international publications Linton is the head of the Marketing Committee, Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster and is committed to the advancement of the local fashion industry.

Biggy has taken his designs mainstream and dressed some of Jamaica’s most influential reggae and fashion icons. His garments continue to be sought-after masterpieces and he humbly accepts the recognition. Tel:­876-408-2720­Email:­biggy_designs@yahoo.com MElHANIE­SPENCE Spence has been on the art scene professionally since May 2002. After graduating from Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts in 2003 she has been steadily exhibiting in group shows both locally and internationally. She’s currently an art teacher. She has received several awards including a Silver for a painting entitled “Land of Beauty Series” and a Certificate of Merit for another entitled “Cut from the Same Cloth”, both awards where awarded in 2006, as part of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Festival of Arts Competition. Tel:­876-842-1496­Email:­spencemelhanie@yahoo.com

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Developing the creative arts isual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) is a true representation of modern programme of work that has included: training in business practices for artists, art – a collaboration of various disciplines including the fine arts, theatre, scriptwriting, training in specialized stained glass techniques, participation in a gallery exhibition in the Bahamas, networking/sharing experiences in cluster literature, film and dance. development in Edinburgh and the marketing of film/TV productions in Cannes. ART ON THE RUN is just one of the many initiatives that bring to life the work of practitioners. Events like these gives the Cluster the opportunity to showcase Upcoming events during 2009 include: Playwrights' Master Class, participation established and up-and-coming talent at home and abroad, thereby generating in the Harlem Book Fair, overseas market penetration activities, research into interest and growth in an industry that is growing from strength-to-strength; Diaspora markets, an interactive website, a collaboration with the Music Cluster an industry that is allowing Jamaican artists to stretch the boundary and to on a multi-disciplinary production and the formalization of VPAJ. leave an indelible mark where ever they perform. The work of Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica will not end here, as it has clear Consisting of small businesses and individuals within the creative industries strategic objectives to facilitate the growth and development of the creative sector, this group has been brought together within the framework of the Private arts within Jamaica and the rest of the world. Sector Development Programme (PSDP), which is co-funded by the European Union and the Government of Jamaica. This initiative has allowed VPAJ to To learn more about VPAJ, or to become a member of this group, contact become involved in a wide range of activities, which has substantially benefitted Trevor Fearon, Facilitator, Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica, JTI Head Office, members of the Cluster, and given them opportunities that ordinarily would not 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica, W.I., Tel: +1 876-978-7755, 9783337 Ext: 2281, Fax: +1 876-946-0090, Cellular: +1 876-877-7722, have been available to them. E-mail: tfearon@jti.org.jm or trevor.fearon@gmail.com. Since its inception in January 2008, VPAJ has developed and implemented a

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Alen is a graduate of The College of Arts, Science and Technology (UTECH). He is a self taught artist and his work includes detailed paintings of colonial buildings and a range of flora and fauna. He has exhibited both internationally and locally and has earned numerous medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. Jack Allen Painter

Allen’s work can be seen at the Jamaica Guild of Artist, of which he is a member. Contact:­­­876-870-4823 Email:­­jacklex_allen@yahoo.com

A visit to the studio of Owen Beckford is one the most breathtaking experiences that an art lover could have. Passion and deep emotion fuel his work. Reverence for the past and hope for the future weave their way through each canvas, each block of clay and each sheet of metal.

Charl Baker Baker attended Ryerson University, Canada where she obtained a B.A in Fashion Design.

Charl Baker Artist

A well-known stylist for film and television, Baker currently designs jewellery, and creates art pieces from wire which she calls "trees of life"; and regularly exhibits her work at art fairs and festivals. Contact:­876-309-1324­ Email:­charlbaker@hotmail.com

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Baker is a gifted self taught artist that uses the centuries old technique of silk painting to create exquisite works of art on fabric.

She returned to Jamaica in July 1993 to set-up her own fashion business where she created custom made designs. Whilst in the fashion industry she participated in major fashion shows and was part of a group of Jamaican designers that attended the "Prêt A Porter” trade shows in Paris and Düsseldorf. Baker was also a Pulse model and Senior Co-coordinator for Caribbean Fashion Week.

His work is influenced strongly by his Rastafarian faith and the culture of the Island of Jamaica.

Ireko Baker Artist

One of the highlights of Baker’s artistic career included the 1992 commission to illustrate “Marcus Teaches Us” a children’s book on the teaching of late Marcus Garvey, a national hero of Jamaica; a book authored by Dr. Eleanor Wint.

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Born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Beckford attended Calabar High School and Later the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He has had several solo shows both locally and internationally and has won two gold medals for painting and sculpting in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Visual Arts competition. Contact:­876-446-7265

Baker’s work can be found in many private collections both internationally and locally. Contact:­876-462-8849 Email:­babaireko@yahoo.com

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The lush greens and beautiful blues of the hills of St. Andrew provide the inspiration and the colour pallet for many of Blake’s paintings. His current style uses bold lines that criss cross the canvas to give the work a stained glass effect, which has become a trademark that sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. Educated at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, Blake has been awarded three Certificates of Merit in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Visual Arts Competition. His work can be found in the collection of American R&B singer Roberta Flack. He has also exhibited at the famous “Art off the Main” festival, New York, and the Organization of America States Contact:­876-835-1030 Email:­alphansob@hotmail.com website:­www.discoverjamaica.com/biz/blake Channer is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Art, now known as the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He has worked as an interior designer, comic strip and textbook illustrator and calligrapher. He is currently an Art Teacher at Edith Dalton James High School.

Karen Carter Karen Carter is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where she specialized in Visual Communication.

Channer has exhibited his work locally and internationally in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas and The United States of America.

Using mainly mixed media and acrylic on canvas/leather/wood, she manages to capture various moods, emotions facial expressions of all ages, which is sometimes intermingled with humor and abstract sceneries. Karen Carter Painter

Carter is the recipient of two bronze medals from the 2005 National Jamaica Cultural Development Commission National Art Competition. She has done several commissions; murals and decorative wall finishes for homes and offices and has displayed original paintings in various group exhibitions and hotels. Currently her work can be viewed at Island Art and Framing - The Jamaican Pegasus Hotel. Contact:­876-857-4821 Email:­kar_car@yahoo.com

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Chai Chong first discovered his love for art while in high school. He studied graphic design at George Brown College, where he majored in advertising. Today, he is studying photography at the New York Institute of Photography. Chai Chong has incorporated his graphic design with photography to create some images that are untouched and others digitally enhanced. His work is based on the true meaning of photography ‘painting with light’. Nicholas Chai Chong Fine Art Photographer

Contact:­876-383-4589 Email:­artimpressjam@yahoo.com

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Faulkner grew up in Glengoffe, St. Catherine where his passion for art became evident at an early age. He utilized the unused pieces of wood left behind by woodcutters, and was able to use the roots of trees to create various art pieces. He formed a company called 'Natural Wood Forms Creation’, which uses various types of wood, including cedar, mahogany, mahoe and driftwood which is incorporated in his one of a kind pieces. He regularly exhibits at local events and has been featured in the Jamaica Gleaner. Tel:­876-813-2838 email:­naturalwoodformsjm@yahoo.com Sixteen year old Laura Fung is a student at Hillel Academy where she is studying Art for the International Baccalaureate Examination. Although she usually works in acrylic paint using bright, vibrant colours at times she likes to incorporate other media such as tissue paper, cotton, stones etc. At present she is experimenting with new techniques using brush and palette knife.

Francis is a dynamic Textile Designer whose work reflects her Jamaican heritage, wide travel experience, eclectic background and design education.

Sharon Fox-Mould Fox-Mould is known for her bold floral paintings of tropical flowers. She has recently moved in the direction of “utilitarian art” with the introduction of mats, coasters and hand painted table tops to her range of art work. This, she hopes, will allow people to have art in their lives on an everyday basis.

Sharon Fox-Mould Painter

Past President of The Jamaica Guild of Artists and the current Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica, Fox-Mould has made her mark on the art world in the short time that she has been a practicing artist. She has several group shows to her credit including: National Black Fine Arts Show, in the Just Lookin Gallery, Sisterhood of Floral Artists, JGOA Gallery and Caribbean Explosion, Gallery 626, Los Angeles California. She is well represented in many collections in Jamaica and the United States of America.

Ruth Francis Textile Designer

She currently works as an Independent Designer in London, UK, where she earned her BA Hons in Textiles/Fashion at Middlesex University. She has a Postgraduate Diploma and MA - Textiles. She is interested in art education and film. Her work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, Washington DC and New York and the Caribbean. Francis focus is on screen printing and mixed media. Email:­ruthfrancis1@yahoo.co.uk

Laura Fung Painter

She has exhibited at a Group Exhibition “Art in Focus” at the Olympia Gallery Jamaica (2008) and the Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida (2009). Fung has also won Gold in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Visual Arts Competition. Tel:­876-361-2004 Email:­info@laurafung.com

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Glanville is a 1966 graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. She has a Diploma in Design and Decorative Art/Jewellery and Silversmithing. After an absence of thirty years from the art scene, Glanville started painting flowers and gardens in watercolour and oil.

Betty Glanville Painter

Her first solo show was in August 2004 at The University of Technology, Innovation Centre. Glanville has also exhibited in numerous group shows, including the Annual Jamaica Guild of Artists exhibition, Young Generations at the Jamaica Pegasus and Cariflora Festival at Kings House in 2002. She is an executive member of the Jamaica Guild of Artists and a member of The Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica. Contact:­876-371-7194 Email:­glanville2007@yahoo.com

Pinksque Green

Born in the parish of Hanover, Harvey graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts specializing in painting.

Green is accomplished in various mediums such as acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolour, and various metals. She has participated in numerous local events and international exhibitions in the Bahamas, California and Washington DC.

Pinksque Green Artist

She has been commissioned in the past by the Mayor’s Office of Montego Bay to do watercolour paintings as gifts to visiting dignitaries. She now owns and operates her own gallery in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Green is a member of the Western Jamaica Society of Fine Arts and the Jamaica Guild of Artist. Tel:­876-852-1151 Email:­pinksque@yahoo.com

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Hall-Butler is a self taught artist, born in Kingston, Jamaica. Her professional painting career began in 1990 when she was accepted by the National Gallery of Jamaica for an exhibition. Her work has been likened to that of Dutch artist Vincent VanGough because of her bold use of colour, brush and palette knife strokes.

Myrth Hall-Butler Painter

Hall-Butler’s work can be found in private collections in both Jamaica and internationally. She is a member of the Jamaica Guild of Artists and a Cluster Management member, of The Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica. Contact:­876-941-3115 Email:­myrth@cwjamaica.com

Devon Harvey Painter

Harvey’s signature style is called Curvilinear Rhythms (cloisonnism); his favorite subject matter is portraiture with stylized images of iconic halos which traditionally have a religious context in art. The medium of choice for Harvey is pastels; however, he also works in oil and acrylic paint. A member of the Jamaica Guild of Artists and The Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica, he currently teaches art at the Edith Dalton James High School and Sanaa Studio. Contact:­876-358-3360 Email:­harvey_devon@yahoo.com

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Julien specializes in fine art and photography. Although not having pursued photography initially, Julien, while studying law and politics in Barbados, realised that she spent more time taking pictures than reviewing law cases.

Christanya Julien Fine Art Photographer

Since then, she has ventured into a new profession in digital imaging where she seeks to create a visual memoir of her journey through life including, landscapes, life forms, and human interaction with each other and the environment, among other things. Julien has exhibited at the Jamaica Guild of Artists Exhibitions, Jamaica Cultural Development Commissions National Visual Arts competition and the Photography Place Exhibition. Contact:­876.389.0959 Email:­julienimages@gmail.com website:­www.christanyajulien.com

Mayne is a graduate of The Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts where she majored in Jewellery Arts (1994). After graduation she went to work for Master Jeweller Paul Henriques.

Viv Logan Logan entered the world of fine art in 1996 after a long and successful career in National Development. Known more for her photo realism work, she has often used heavy symbolism and spirituality to create paintings which are thought provoking on subjects which are of meaning to her. Viv Logan Painter

Damaris Mayne Jewellery

In 2000 she accepted a position at one of Jamaica's oldest and most prestigious jewelery firms Swiss Stores and by 2001 she was promoted to supervisor of the jewellery work shop, a post she held until early 2005. Mayne currently operates her own studio, making custom made jewellery and has exhibited locally and internationally.

Her awards in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Visual Arts competition are impressive with one gold and two silver medals.

Mayne is a member of the Cluster Management Committee of the Visual and Performing Arts Jamaica.

She is a past President of the Jamaica Guild of Artists and a Board Member of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

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McAnuff has been exhibiting since 1985, and as the saying goes he has not looked back.

Ewan McAnuff Painter

Trained at the Jamaica School of Art now the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, this talented artist, who sees himself as an impressionistic artist, uses oil on canvas as his medium. He utilizes a wide range of subtle colours to create in his paintings a soft, sensitive quality. His paintings are a synthesis of portraits, landscapes and street scenes and, although subtle, often carry a hint of social commentary. McAnuff’s work can be found in private collections locally and internationally. Contact:­­876-834-7524 Email:­emcanuff@gmail.com Website:­www.mcanuffart.com

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Born in Clarendon and educated at Kingston Technical High School, Fitz Mitchell first studied engineering, and worked as an auto mechanic at a friend’s garage. Influenced and tutored by another friend for about three years in wood carving, he is now a full time artist. Mitchell has had several solo exhibitions and group shows - with the most notable being Barita Investments, Faculty of Social Sciences, U.W.I, and, most recently the Caribbean Gift & Craft show in Barbados. He was awarded with a certificate in the Jamaica-Nigerian Wood Carving Programme, and received an Award of Merit in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition. His carvings are exhibited in several galleries. Contact:­876­386­3814

Nahshon Morris

A well known apprentice of prominent Jamaican artist Everald Powell, Morris has in recent years carved an identity for himself in the Jamaican art world. Nahshon Morris Painter

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His use of texture, bold geometric shapes and vibrant colours has become a distinctive signature of his work. Morris’s work may be found in many of Kingston’s galleries. Contact:­876-469-7424

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Rafiki is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Art, now known as the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Pylou was born in Port au Prince, Haiti. As a child he displayed an aptitude for drawing, at the age of 19 he worked beside renowned painters such as the deceased Mario Benjamin. During his debut, he signed Yvon P-L, but was given the nickname Pylou when he met Tiga (a well known Haitian master). Pylou signifies rebirth.

Morris was born in Coopers Hill, St. Andrew. Like many Jamaican artists his introduction to art was at primary school level, from there he would develop a liking that would turn to love.

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He gets his inspiration from everyday scenes in his environment. He has the ability to reorganize the reality to get the harmony he wishes from life. Children touch him in such a way that their innocence and sincerity are frequently expressed in his works. In his paintings the sky is red but everything can change. Contact:­876-322-3623 Email:­admin@thefinerpieces.com Website:­www.thefinerpieces.com

He has exhibited in several group shows across the island, including the National Gallery annual and biennial shows, the bi-centenary of Simon Bolivar Exhibition at Bolivar Gallery and in the United States of America. Rafiki Painter/Fine Art Photographer

Rafiki has painted a variety of murals including the Jamaica Police Academy mural "United We Stand" - unveiled by then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in 1987. Currently he is a fine arts instructor at Denham Town High School and has been a judge in the National Visual Arts competition.

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Melhanie Spence

A graduate of the Jamaica School of Art now the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, Paul has diligently worked hard and flourished in a profession where many have entered but few have stayed the course.

Born in Japan, Rico lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. Her art is based on the colorful life of Jamaican people, street life, reggae music and fashion, with the eyes of a stranger in paradise.

Richards is a well known painter in Jamaica; she paints in both acrylic and watercolour. Her work traditionally portrayed tropical flora, ranging from small studies to larger than life representations of the subject. Within the last two years she has added people and houses as subjects for her painting.

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Spence has been on the art scene professionally since May 2002. After graduating from Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts in 2003 she has been steadily exhibiting in group shows both locally and internationally. She’s currently an art teacher.

His reputation as an excellent goldsmith and teacher has led him to work for some of Jamaica's most popular jewellers. Establishments such as Swiss Stores and L.A. Henriques & Sons, have called on his talents at one time or another. Smith does not limit his talent to jewellery he has transferred his jewellery knowledge to sculpture, in particular wood carving. An example of his work can be seen at the entrance to the Blue and John Crow National Parks.

Melhanie Spence Painter

She has received several awards including a Silver for a painting entitled “Land of Beauty Series” and a Certificate of Merit for another entitled “Cut from the Same Cloth”, both awards where awarded in 2006, as part of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Festival of Arts Competition. Tel:­876-842-1496­ Email:­spencemelhanie@yahoo.com

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Mazola Wa Mwashighadi is a multi-media artist who was born in Kenya but who now lives and works in Stony Hill, Jamaica. He graduated in '94 from the Creative Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. A Commonwealth Art and Craft award recipient for the African region, Mazola attended Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, as part of this programme. Mazola Wa Mwashighadi Artist

He has participated in major solo and group shows in Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad, U.S.A., UK, Italy and Bangladesh. His work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. Contact:­­876-478-1499 Email:­mazola58@yahoo.co.uk

Rachel Wade

Wade has a First class BA. Hons Degree in Animation, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Art and Cultural Enterprise, and has experience in Graphic Design and Illustration. She is a member of Sutherland Wade Associates, a corporate Graphic Design company, and is a freelance illustrator. She lectures part time at the Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts. Rachel Wade Painter

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Born in St. Mary, Walker is a self-taught artist,who has received numerous awards including the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition. He has won: Gold Bronze, Silver medals (1985), Silver Awards (1988), and merit awards in 1999, 2002 and 2003. Walker has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Young Generation Exhibition held at the Mutual Life Gallery in Kingston, and has also had solo exhibitions. His work can be found in local and international collections and galleries. Contact:­876-467-4542

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Watson is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Art, now known as the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. He has both lived and worked in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom.

Raymond Watson Artist

Watson currently has sculptures located in Kingston, Port of Spain and London, including “The First Child” located in Max Roach Park, Brixton. His work explores the human condition, the paradoxes in society and contradictions inherent in the individuals. This experienced and well known international artist is also an instructor at The Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts and Sanna Studio. Contact:­876-396-9986

Phyl Williams Woodhouse is gradually making a name for himself as a painter of photo realism. His portraits of clients have caused much debate as on-lookers try to discern if his work is a photo or a painting. Williams is a graduate of the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts. She is prolific in various media such as her preferred watercolours as well as in both acrylic and oil. She incorporates a metaphorical use of dilapidated houses and flourishing fauna as a means of contrasting the present society to the past. She is also a talented and experienced print maker. Phyll Williams

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Rohan Woodhouse Painter

Born in Point Hill, St. Catherine, Woodhouse who is a self taught artist, started painting professionally in October 2000. His major break as an artist was through a group show at the Gallery Pegasus, Kingston. His painting “Old but nuh cold “which featured an old man dancing with a young girl was a critic and a crowd favorite. Woodhouse is a member of the Jamaica Guild of Artists; his work can be found in both local and international collections. Contact:­876-919-3250 Email:­rohanwoodhouse@yahoo.com

Worton is a graduate of the Jamaica School of Art, where she specialised in Graphics and Illustrating. As a young graduate she freelanced as a book designer and illustrator, painted tee shirts and drew portrait sketches at craft fairs. She is well known for her watercolour floral compositions, seascapes and landscapes. Worton has exhibited in many group exhibitions and has had a few Angie Worton solo shows at the Pegasus Gallery. Painter She is a member of the Jamaica Guild of Artists and currently teaches art at Hillel Academy High School. Multi talented Worton is now working on a new collection which encompasses fine and applied arts. Contact:­942-2415­/­387-9411 Email:­angela.worton@gmail.com Website:­www.anjiworton.com

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The Visual & Performing Arts Cluster Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) comprises firms and individuals engaged in the visual arts; film/television; theatre; dance; writing and publishing. The Cluster is one of ten supported, since the beginning of 2008, by the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP). Hosted within JTI, the Cluster’s mandate is to grow and strengthen individual creative businesses and their value-chain partners, through avenues such as training, marketing, lobbying/advocacy and other interventions.

The Jamaica Fashion & Apparel Cluster The Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster was formed to facilitate the growth and development of new and existing micro, small and medium size enterprises in the industry. It promotes the collective interest of its members and has the ultimate goal of improving the competitiveness of Jamaica’s fashion and apparel industry.

Pulse Investments Ltd. Pulse Investments, a 30 year old company, listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, pioneered several aspects of Jamaica’s fashion and entertainment industry. It stages annually Caribbean Fashion Week and Caribbean Model Search; both are major initiatives. The Pulse Model Agency has discovered and developed supermodels that have graced edition of Vogue magazine including the cover. 40

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Jamaica Trade & Invest Jamaica’s investment and export promotion agency - was established in 1988 to stimulate, facilitate, and promote the development of trade and industry, export and investment activities in all sectors of the island’s economy. The agency drives this process through focus on a number of targeted sectors which include the creative industries (film, music and entertainment), manufacturing, tourism, agri-business, information and communication technology, mining, and professional services.

Jamaica Business Development Corporation The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) provides business and technical support services for Jamaican businesses. The JBDC offers a combination of products, services, publications and expert referrals to its clients on a wide range of topics such as writing a business plan, starting a business, finding new markets and preparing for exporting. The JBDC initiative is a cooperative arrangement among Government Agencies, the private sector, associations, academic and research communities and is the main institutional support of the Jamaica Fashion and Apparel Cluster.

Private Sector Development Programme Established in 2004 between the Government of Jamaica and the European Union (EU), the PSDP was created to address specific challenges facing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME’s) and their support organizations. The PSDP’s cluster sector initiative has streamlined technical and funding support towards groups of businesses committed to resolving group issues and maximizing on common opportunities. These enterprises span a number of sectors including agrobusiness, the creative industries, tourism, and the service sectors. 41


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Caribbean­Fashion­Week­Art­on­the­Run­Collection­&­Gallery­09 Production team: Jennifer Sharrier & Damaris Mayne Backstage Team Visual & Performing Arts Cluster Gallery set-up Visual & Performing Arts Cluster Voluntary team Visual & Performing Arts Cluster Special­thanks Members of JTI and JBDC

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