Family Problem by Evadney Cruickshank

Artist and curator Charlotte C Mortensson brings together work by five Jamaican artists as part of the official “Jamaica 55” celebration of independence in the UK.

This two-week long exhibition takes place during Black History Month and offers a fresh perspective and profound insight into Jamaican culture through art.

This is a rare opportunity to see a unique and important branch of Jamaican contemporary art which was first acknowledged post-independence and which continues to flourish. Featuring works by Christopher Harris, Leonard Daley, Kingsley Thomas, Birth ‘Ras Dizzy’ Livingstone and Evadney Cruickshank, there are no pretty beach scenes, no ‘tourist‘ art. It is challenging, undiluted, powerful and uniquely Jamaican.

All five artists were born and (have) spent their lives in Jamaica, and have featured in major shows at the National Gallery of Jamaica, as well as in New York and Zurich.

*Exhibition runs from 13 – 26 October. Free entry.

Tuesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm 
Saturday 11am – 4pm 
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
11 South Grove, London, N6 6BS

For more information visit or you can visit for information on the official opening.