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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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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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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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