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ARTS: Don’t miss The Studio

7 art masters in town for Kampala Art Biennale III          Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Something exciting is happening on the Kampala art scene this August. It is the third edition of the Kampala Art Biennale Biennale. And even more exciting is that the world renowned …

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ARTS: Nkole’s 5 minutes of history

And its monument gaining international significance Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | About 600 years ago, in 1520AD, three powerful kingdoms thrived in present day central and western Uganda. Located in triangular formation with Buganda, which occupied a long a narrow swath along the shores of Lake Victoria facing Bunyoro-Kitara to …

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ARTS: Astonishing creations at Tadooba Gallery

Creative and bold students grab rare opportunity Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | How do you get students of art to understand an artist’s work in the real world?  For Dr. Emmanuel Mutungi, Head of Department Art and Industrial Design at Kyambogo University in Kampala, the answer is clear; make them …

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ARTS: When Makerere’s art giant’s show off

Freshness, technical dexterity, innovation, experimentation at first alumni exhibit Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | When you go to an exhibition by alumni of any art school, you expect to see an exciting showcase of diversity in approach by the artists; as each show off what has made them so successful …

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ARTS: Hidden messages in Kampala’s scenery

What Clifford Kibuuka’s colourful hues reveal about sound of the city Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Kibuuka Clifford has become defined by his painting of Kampala settlements; compacted together, and with tiny glowing light illuminating them in the dark. The settlements- sometimes shanty in nature or boxy in form – …

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ARTS: Saints and sinners

Adonias Ocom’s halos fall on unusual suspects Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Normally, a saint is a holy or pious person. In ordinary speech, it might mean someone known to be good or morally upright. Not so, says Adonias Ocom. The painter sculptor has an ongoing exhibition at Afriart Gallery, …

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ARTS: Speaking vernacular for modern artists

Contradictions in decolonising art training in Africa Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Formal western art training in the East African region started with Mrs. Margaret Trowell, a Christian missionary, who first lived in Kenya and later Uganda. It is in Uganda during early 1937 that Trowell established her first art …

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ARTS: Mukasa’s women and cocks

Metaphors of Buganda or images of exploitation? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A current exhibition of Geoffrey Mukasa’s works at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala relieves his bold and controversial portrayal of the human form, especially the female. A painting by Geoffrey Mukasa would never be complete without these women. …

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