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ARTS: Capturing rainbows

How Ugandan artist scooped international Cannon camera advert deal Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In a one minute video, artist Jjuuko Hoods is portrayed as a child prodigy with a fascination for colours. With crayons in hand, he leans next to an adult who probably is his instructor with a …

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ARTS: All the light we can see

An art exhibition for the blind Kampala, Uganda | Dominic Muwanguzi | Public monuments in Kampala are only accessible to the privileged. This statement gains even more power when you visit the exhibit of artworks that are designed for the blind at the Makerere Art Gallery. The art on show is …

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Kampala’s chaotic landscape through the eyes of artists

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Kampala the capital of Uganda is a city synonymous with ever mushrooming enterprises and growing population. This duo surge has had consequences, including a haphazard landscape and scenery. In the eyes of artists like George Kyeyune, Ismael Kateregga and Clifford Kibuuka, the chaotic scenes and …

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ARTS: Creases and Tears

Sane’s political satirist legacy lives on | Dominic Muwanguzi | Eria Sane Nsubuga likes to invoke academic critiques and studies in his art to inspire dialogue on contemporary themes. He juxtaposes artistic parody, in form of satire and sarcasm, to create comic twists to hard topics like capitalism, immigration and …

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ARTS: Wood & womanhood

Innovative sculptures tackle sexuality Kampala, Uganda | Dominic Muwanguzi | Womanhood is a delicate topic, especially when it touches on sexuality which is still regarded a taboo by many, including the elite at university. But there is no escaping it for Dr. Lilian Nabulime of Makerere School of Fine Art. …

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ARTS: Bark-cloth gets artistic break

Artists experiment more with media on synthetic surfaces |DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Bark-cloth has become global as part of a trend that has seen organic fabric featuring on European fashion runaways. In international art festivals the showcase of artwork integrated with bark-cloth has prompted positive criticism for artists like Sanaa Gateja …

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Deaf art sends loud message

Exhibition against stereotypes, marginalisation | Dominic Muwanguzi | The view that disability is inability is nowhere more entrenched than in the contemporary arts. Reference can be made to a famous sculpture by the late Prof. Pilkington Ssengendo titled `Maskini’ (1962) that depicted a Person with Disabilities (PWD) and evoked debate …

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ARTS: Gun, flowers, masks

Multimedia artist Xenson tackles contemporary issues with creative flair Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |Even before I entered Afriart on 7th in Kampala’s Industrial Area to see Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenon’s latest exhibition, I knew I was going to see rare creativity. It is a quality that defines this artist. …

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ARTS: Sadat stays loyal to style

`Beauty & Fabric Tales’ exhibit mirrors Anwar shows value of consistence | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Pushed by the prevailing hunger to stay relevant, many artists are fast shifting styles to embrace new art forms, audiences, and markets. Anwar Sadat Nakibinge is different. His ongoing show at Umoja Art Gallery in …

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The art of cancer

Adventurous `Staying Alive’ exhibit documents the Uganda Cancer Institute Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The story of cancer in Uganda is a touching one. With minimal resources and infrastructure to combat the disease coupled with the swelling numbers of patients admitted to the Uganda Cancer Institute Mulago every day, …

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