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Uganda at 60 Exhibition

‘Exhibition celebrates the excitement, optimism and promise of 9th October 1962 while acknowledging that, for many Ugandans Independence was partial victory’- Exhibition catalogue There’re two things that will catch your attention as soon as you walk into the exhibition: Uganda at 60 showing at the Uganda Museum: Firstly, the black …

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Buganda Kingdom painting

The artist figuratively explores and interrogates the subject of peace tranquility in the Monarchy Kamapala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Buganda is the largest Kingdom in Uganda occupying vast territory across the country. Since the precolonial times, the monarchy has hosted several groups of people including Arab traders, European explorers …

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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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Teachers’ pay must correspond, MPs insist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have called on government to treat teachers equally following the increment in the salaries for science teachers in public schools. The increment which commences in the new Financial Year 2022/2023 locks out arts teachers, a development that has caused acrimony among different stakeholders with the …

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ARTS: Leilah Babirye

Artist reclaims her sexuality | THE INDEPENDENT | New York-based Ugandan artist Leilah Babirye’s hand-carved wood and ceramic sculptures—many of them figures and faces inspired by African masks that seek to expore the diversity of LGBTQI identities—have captured the attention of the international art world.  The 36-year old went abroad …

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Controversy in Ugandan art

When paranoia for controversy clashes with financial ambition Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In 2010 the first edition of the Controversial Art Exhibition was mounted at Afriart gallery, Kampala. It was a brainchild of the art gallery, under the patronage of Kampala Arts Trust, a creative collective of visual …

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