Curated by Dr Petrina Dacres (Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performance Arts) and Tracian Meikle (University of Amsterdam), this exhibition is an outcome arising from ‘Dons, Yardies and Posses: Representations of Jamaican Organised Crime’, an international and interdisciplinary research network funded by the AHRC as part of the RCUK cross-council theme of transnational organised crime. The principal investigator is Dr Lucy Evans, School of Arts, University of Leicester, and the co-investigator is Professor Rivke Jaffe, Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam. The exhibition aims to showcase the work of a small selection of Jamaican visual artists who have participated in the research network.
Bringing together researchers and creative practitioners from the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the broader networking project focuses on the ways in which Jamaican organised crime has been depicted in literary writing, visual art, popular music, film and the media. The network considers the relationship of these representations to public policy and debates in the social sciences.
To find out more about the network, email firstname.lastname@example.org.