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Inspired by the ordinary

Kateregga captures the everyday in his gripping paintings THE INDEPENDENT | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Not very far from the artist’s studio, you can hear the constant piercing sound of metal fabricators welding and hammering away at aluminum- steel metal. They fabricate the material to produce windows and doors for the …

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Down in Napak

Wasswad boldly cuts into ambiguity of nature and science Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Wasswa Donald’s aka Wasswad latest solo show is called ‘Down in Napak’.  That title quickly provokes interest in anyone who has visited the northern district of Uganda before.  Is the artist, through his work, paying …

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JAMES ODONGO: Founder and headmaster of ‘The School of Hard Knocks’

 The life of Bishop James Odongo ✳ March 27, 1931 – BORN in Molo, Bukedi district ✳ May 8, 1931 – Baptized by Fr Willemen of Nagongera ✳ 1944 – Joined Nyenga Seminary ✳ 1956 – Ordained priest in Rome ✳ 1965 – Consecrated Bishop ✳ 1965 – Attends Second Vatican Council ✳ 1968 – Appointed Bishop …

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Covid-19 art

Kibuuka showcases maturity and confidence  ARTS | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Trends are created when people follow what is popular at the time. Presently there is a trend among   contemporary artists to create art that responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It, therefore, is not surprising that Cliff Kibuuka’s recent exhibition titled …

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ARTS: Beauty of birds

Top conservationist art show in Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ugandan Ivan Yakuze who has built a globally recognised name in the niche of artists working with traditional fabric to create startling artworks has an ongoing exhibition in Kampala. Usually, Yakuze’s discerning eye for the unusual keeps everyone …

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Kampala Biennale is Back

Biennales are major international contemporary art exhibitions mostly conceived in cities around the world and our dusty Kampala happens to have its own. ARTS | MATT KAYEM | Once again, it’s another chance for the international art spotlight to project its blaring light on Kampala. Running for its fourth edition …

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