Space is in the home of film-maker Perry Henzell, who famously directed The Harder They Come, 1972, Jamaica's first feature length movie.

Rachel Barrett at Space Image via Nile Saulter Rachel Barrett at Space
Image via Nile Saulter

Plans don't stop there for Barrett, who has moved from London to Kingston to open the gallery, she wishes to launch at least 5 NGOs in the Caribbean, with her sights set on Trinidad next. Her board includes artist Hank Willis Thomas, the collector Francesca von Habsburg and the architect David Adjaye whilst the $1 million budget will be funded by private donors until 2017.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Image via Free Press Houston Jean-Michel Basquiat
Image via Free Press Houston

The debut show at Space features over 30 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat in an exhibition entitled I Feel Like a Citizen. The show will run until April 2016 and delves into Basquait's position within the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

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