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Leonard Kateete’s Homecoming solo show

Senior artist, celebrates East African cultural heritage on canvas while showcasing his ingenuity with working with stain glass as a material that references a rich cultural heritage from medieval European art ART | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | What immediately captures your attention at the Makerere Art gallery now as you make your …

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Atugonza’s Human Nature

Artist draws on the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural work to create a starling new body of work ART | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | There’s so much going on in Richard Atugonza’s life as an artist and individual; from a sky rocketing art career evident in his participation in high …

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Nyatho’s Mama Kafunda solo show

Artist deeply engages audience with the concept of the regular working woman ART | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Kafunda in Ugandan speak is generally a small working space on the roadside. The phrase Mama Kafunda is usually used on regular working women typically from humble social settings. Their work space will include …

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From plastic pollution to objects of beauty

Gad Niyomukunzi makes plastics beautiful decorations and cleans up local rivers ARTS | BIRD AGENCY | It was the fishermen who finally pushed Gad Niyomukunzi to act. He had been noticing the build-up of plastic bottles in streams in the city he calls home, for years. But when the fishermen of Lake …

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Why Women Artists?

Women artists will largely refer to women who use their artistic practice to interrogate themes of womanhood, sexuality, love and women empowerment Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The phrase Women artists may have become popular on the Ugandan art scene in recent times but within western art circles, it has …

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Surfacing Group Exhibition at Xenson Art Space

The exhibition pays homage to the emerging vibrancy of the regional art scene and the power of women artists to influence change in society. Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A group exhibition of artists from across the East African region is likely to come with many expectations. This is because …

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