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In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious comes to Bristol

One Love Books and Bristol Music Trust have teamed up to present “In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious”, the first solo retrospective of prolific Jamaican illustrator, Wilfred Limonious (1949–99). Despite being widely recognised in reggae and dancehall circles – and being cited as the father of “dancehall art” – Limonious’ illustrations are relatively unknown in the wider art world.

The exhibition explores three key phases in his career: his newspaper comic strips, his illustrations for the publications of the Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL) and his distinctive artwork for the burgeoning dancehall scene coming out of 1980s Jamaica.

Held at the Glass Room, Colston Hall, Bristol until 6 March, the exhibition is curated by Christopher Bateman and Al ‘Fingers’ Newman and is supported by Arts Council England, ArtFund and The Elephant Trust.

For further info visit Colston Hall’s website. You can check out some of Limonious’ work below.

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