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The Endangered Ones

Bird art warns of the danger ahead | MATT KAYEM | Farid Mahfudh, one of Uganda’s top bird artists, has been working on a major body of work for the last five years and now – it’s ready! He is showing off the work titled `Endangered’ at the Afriart Gallery …

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Xenson brings new art space

Focus on photography, video art, installation, graffiti, sound art, fashion | MATT KAYEM | Multi-disciplinary artist, Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenson is opening an art space in our great city, Kampala. This is wonderful news mainly because spaces dedicated to contemporary art in Kampala are not many. While scrolling through my …

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Rema celebrates Dr Hamza Sebunya’s graduation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan musician Rema Namakula today celebrated the graduation of her new husband Dr Hamza Sebunya with two tweets. “I’m so proud of you hubby ❤❤ Bachelors degree in human medicine and bachelors degree in surgery,” she said in one of the tweets. Students cheered loudly when …

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Unmasking History

Students integrate research, collaboration and innovation into art production  | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |Unlike the idea of leaners getting confined in the classroom and dwelling on theoretical approaches of art learning or perceiving the notion of field study as simply a form of escape from the predictable university environment, the recent …

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Art creates water

An exhibition of contrasts at the musuem Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art is increasingly being adopted as a medium for institutions to advocate social change in communities. Art is seen to have potential to shape or influence everyday perceptions by mirroring the social condition and behavior of communities. …

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Nnabagereka launches Mpanga’s book ‘It’s A Pity She’s Not a Boy’

  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda has applauded former minister Joyce Mpanga for being a true champion of women’s rights and writing a book about her life and achievements over the years. The Nnabagereka (Queen of Buganda), who also wrote the foreword to the book ‘It’s A Pity She’s Not …

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Art of drawings

Local masters emphasise heart of old craft | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Drawing as a discipline largely forms the spine of art-making. If a person can draw they can create art since drawing presents the widest scope of artistic expression; be it sculpture, painting, installation or photography. Drawing still forms the …

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PICTORIAL: Sebunya-Rema Namakula kwanjula

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Hamza Sebunya took a second step to wedding Ugandan musician  Rema Namakula, when he was introduced to her parents in a traditional ceremony called ‘Kwanjula’.  Looking elegant, she shared photographs on Facebook of the joyful ‘Introduction’ held at her parent’s home in Nabbingo Battaka, …

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