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Cricket, Lovely Cricket

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2007
Published by: National Gallery of Jamaica
Year published: 2007
Number of pages: 8

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The National Gallery of Jamaica was the venue for Cricket, Lovely Cricket | The Cricket paintings of Barrington Watson, March 10th - April 28th, 2007. the exhibition brought together Watson’s paintings celebrating the game of cricket, one of the most popular sports in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean. The exhibition was scheduled to coincide with the Cricket World Cup, which took place in the Caribbean between 13 March and 28 April.

The exhibition catalogue featured a number of reproductions of Watson’s work, together with quotes from the artist, reflecting his opinions and musings on the game of cricket. Dr. Jonathan Greenland, Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, wrote the Foreword. “For its part Jamaica has achieved success in sport out of all proportion to its size and, as part of the West Indies cricket team, has enjoyed considerable success against the other cricket-playing countries. Barrington Watson, a Jamaican artist famous for his draughtsmanship and love of the human form, has turned his passion for sport into an artistic form.”

Related people

»  Barrington Watson

Born, 1931 in Lucea, Jamaica. Died, 2016

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»  National Gallery of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica