The National Gallery of Jamaica's programme for April 24, 2016, featured the opening of the Digital exhibition and a musical performance by Chevaughn. 'Digital', as the title suggests, is an exhibition of digital art, including video, animation, short films, GIFs, digital illustrations, photography, and social and interactive media, and was curated by Veerle Poupeye, O'Neil Lawrence and Monique Barnett-Davidson.
The exhibition was based on a call for submissions which was, for the first time in the National Gallery's history, extended to the wider Caribbean and its diaspora. Of the 73 submissions received, 39 were selected for the exhibition which features artists who are based in or from Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Suriname, Bermuda, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Martin, the USA, Canada, France, England, Germany and China.
The selected artists include Ewan Atkinson; Sonia Barrett; Jacqueline Bishop; Kimani Beckford; Beverley Bennett; Ruben Cabenda; Larry Chang; Robin Clare; James Cooper; Di-Andre Caprice Davis; Pablo Delano; Cecile Emeke; Luk Gama; Gregory Stennatt; David Gumbs; Versia Harris; Horacio Hospedales; Katherine Kennedy; Prudence Lovell; Kelley-Ann Lindo; Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow; Olivia McGilchrist; Shane McHugh; Patricia Mohammed; Richard Nattoo; the New Media and Process Class, Edna Manley College; Sharon Norwood; Jik-Reuben Pringle; Gabriel Ramos; Richard Mark Rawlins; Sheena Rose; Danielle Russell; Oneika Russell; Nile Saulter; Henri Tauliaut; Phillip Thomas; Dione Walker; Ronald Williams, Rodell Warner, Arnaldo James and Darron Clarke.
Most of the works in Digital engage actively with the political implications of images and image-making and the exhibition invites reflection about the rapidly changing dynamics of technology, culture, society and visuality since the 'digital revolution', globally, and in the Caribbean context.
As is customary, admission was free and attendants were encouraged to make contributions to the National Gallery's donations box.