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Sadly I couldn't make the opening which sounded great with reggae and rum and dancing girls. When I was in NY I worked with a couple of Jamaicans who introduced me to the wonders of beef patties and coco bread and I've been fortunate to visit Jamaica and developed quite a taste for the island and its culture. So it was wonderful to be virtually transported back to Kingston for this show. The Dancing Words of the shows title reference the dancehall moves that are invented to go with certain songs. I can't say I was familiar with any of the moves (e.g. Thunder Clap, Wacky Dip, and Pretty Wine - see image top) but really liked the aesthetics here. Vibrant colours and bold text. They could also be instructional if you ever did need to learn how to 'signal di plane'. The little illustrations kind of remind me of a bow tie instructional. From memory these acrylic and inks on paper were very affordable and quite a few had sold by my visit. As well as the Dancing Word series Robin had also included some of her 'Bulls Eye' series (one of which was the finalist in the yen art prize we saw last week). I loved these, her inspiration is vintage Jamaican comic book imagery but they also look kind of like Jamaican bollywood movie posters. Again, vibrant colours, eye catching images and lots of text. This show has ended but make sure to visit Robin's website as she also had links to her etsy shop where she sells prints of the works and zines. I think I might be buying my first zine shortly!