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Exhibition: Where he ran, and returned to by Clinton Kirkpatrick, May 3-31 2014 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Ghost in a crowd, 2014, Oil on canvas, 100cm x 150cm by Clinton Kirkpatrick

Ghost in a crowd, 2014, Oil on canvas, 100cm x 150cm by Clinton Kirkpatrick


Opening: May 3, 2014 at 2 pm
Venue: Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Exhibition Dates; May 3 – 31, 2014
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Website: http://www.clintonkirkpatrick.com/

April 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo, Feb. 4-28 2014 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo

Exhibition: Genesis by Bezalel Ngabo


GENESIS: An exhibition by BEZALEL NGABO.

Dates: February 4-28, 2014
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum rates apply

Bezalel Ngabo realized he had artistic abilities when he was very young. He was born in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa where he attend the fine arts school, academy des beaux-arts to build his skills. His art later took him to Kenya where he held several exhibitions providing him opportunities to further his career. Bezalel now resides in Nairobi, Kenya. He is married to a beautiful Kenyan lady and is currently a father of one.

Painting is Bezalel’s way of appreciating the beautiful world we live in, especially in Africa to educate his viewers of the basic virtues of life that help contribute in making our world even more beautiful. Painting mainly abstracts, Bezalel draws his inspiration from the Holy Bible, which he believes is a mirror to the human spirit, and from day to day happenings in our society. All his pieces are original and unique.

To view some of Bezalel’s stunning art visit: http://www.bezalelngabo.com/

February 3, 2014 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sudanese Vision by Yassir & Fawaz, Extended to Aug. 11 2013 @ National Museum

Art by Fawaz Elsaid

Art by Fawaz Elsaid


Extension: Until August 11, 2013
Venue: National Museum, Creativity Gallery
Times: 8.30am to 5.30 pm Daily
Entry: museum Rates Apply

About
Yassir Ali is a Sudanese artist who is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. A graduate of Fine Art from Sudan University for Science and Technology, Yassir is a member of the Almada Art Group, Union for Sudanese Artists and Kuona Trust. He is also involved in many projects for Sudanese children. Yassir is inspired by Nubian culture and motifs and his art is easily identified by eye-catching forms and colour. He has been exhibiting actively internationally.

Fawaz Elsaid was born in Sudan, and graduated from the College of Fine Art at Sudan University in 2004. He too is currently at Kuona Trust. He has participated in art workshops at the French Cultural Center in Khartoum and exhibits his work in Sudan as well as abroad.

Each artist makes an excellent foil for the other and it is in this room that the kaleidoscope finally makes sense. – Frank Whalley in Step inside the kaleidoscope…

August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am 1 comment

Group Exhibition: Young and the Old, Until Aug. 25 2013 @ National Museum

Dates: Until August 25, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: Museums Rates Apply

Exhibiting Artists: Martin M Otieno, Benta Oguda, Billy Mutua, Tabitha Munyoki & Moses Nyawanda

July 31, 2013 at 11:41 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Sudanese Vision by Yassir Ali & Fawaz Elsaid, Jul. 13-31 2013 @ National Museum

Painting by Yassir Ali

Painting by Yassir Ali


Opening: July 13, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free

Yassir Ali is a Sudanese artist who is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. A graduate of Fine Art from Sudan University for Science and Technology, Yassir is a member of the Almada Art Group, Union for Sudanese Artists and Kuona Trust. He is also involved in many projects for Sudanese children. Yassir is inspired by Nubian culture and motifs and his art is easily identified by eye-catching forms and colour. He has been exhibiting actively internationally.

Fawaz Elsaid was born in Sudan, and graduated from the College of Fine Art at Sudan University in 2004. He too is currently at Kuona Trust. He has participated in art workshops at the French Cultural Center in Khartoum and exhibits his work in Sudan as well as abroad.

July 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Unsellable Art! May 21 – Jun. 4 2013 @ National Museum

Unsellable art
Unsellable Art! What goes on in the mind of an artist? This thought provoking and educative exhibition organized by the Network of Kenya Visual Artists (NKVA) provides an interesting view of the extremes of an artist.

Opening: May 21, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum of Kenya – Museum Hill
Time: 6.30 pm
Entrance: Free

The artists will be available in the gallery throughout the exhibition to give you an insight into their thoughts.

Exhibition Runs Until June 4 2013
Entry: Museum rates Apply

Other NKVA exhibitions running concurrently in Mombasa and Kisumu
Alliance Française de Mombasa May 17 – June 7, 2013
Kisumu Museum: May 25 – June 8, 2013

May 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Challenges of a Nationhood, Dec. 11 2012 to Jan. 23 2013 @ National Museum – Creativity Gallery

Opening: Tuesday, December 11 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum

Exhibition: Stone sculptures by Art Piece Africa’s Naftali Mommanyi. Also featuring paintings by Samuel Njuguna, Willie Wamuti, Robert Njoroge and Daniel Kinyanjui

December 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Varied Perceptions, Dec. 10 2012 – Jan. 31 2013 @ the Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Varried Perceptions
An exhibition featuring painting by Shake Makelele and photos by David Mbiyu

December: December 10 2012 – January 31 2013
Venue: the Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum rates apply

Exhibition by: Maryann Muthoni Gathenya, Melissa Jean Woodside, Francis Oghuma Picha and 17 others in Nairobi

December 10, 2012 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Installation: Hip-Hop is Dead by Oliver Okoth, Nov. 8-31 2012 @ National Museum

Dates: November 3-31, 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

When you turn on the radio and hip-hop tunes in, do you think music or din? That is the point that Victor Okoth addresses as he takes us on a musical art journey with striking compositions and installations motivated by hip-hop sounds and lyrics.

The main message in this exhibition, which resonates with American rapper Nas eighth studio album Hip-Hop Is Dead, is that whereas original hip-hop had deep messages that were intended by marginal black youth to shed light on contemporary politics, history, and race, today’s hip hop is caught in fierce crosswinds of vulgarism, bling-bling materialism and violence.

Hip-Hop is important to Okoth precisely because American hip hop artists are to some extend responsible for influencing social behaviour of Kenyan youth. And that is what provoked him to use his artistic expression to analyze hip-hop.
The exhibition begins by highlighting what Okoth sees as good hip-hop and ends with a dramatic installation of a shooting ring.

November 5, 2012 at 10:19 am 3 comments

Exhibition: Life Expression by Joseph Cartoon, Nov. 3-31 2012 @ National Museum


Dates: November 3-31, 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About Joseph Cartoon
Since selling his first piece in 1994 to Gallery Watatu, one of the earliest & most prestigious galleries of the time, Kenyan artist Cartoon (Joseph Njuguna) has participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows in East Africa, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Korea among other countries.

Some of his achievements include appearing on the cover of Contemporary African Art, a prestigious annual catalogue on Contemporary Art in Africa (1999) and winning the Royal Oversees League Award (2001, as well as being the only nominee from Africa). The latter award earned him a 2 year residency in the UK after which he continued to participate in local and world art projects that have seen him become one of the most collected artists in Kenya.

The powerful interplay of symbolism and colour is outstanding in Cartoon’s art that mainly features the traditional African woman, folk tales and daily aspects of the African family. Other outstanding features are mushrooms indicating the rich highlands where he was born and a chameleon acknowledging ever changing times.

Cartoon is married with two boys and lives and paints in Nairobi.

November 5, 2012 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Come Baby Come – An Exhibition of paintings by Michael Soi, Sept 10-30 2012 @ National Museum’s Creativity Gallery


Dates: September 10-30, 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum

This exhibition features recent work that has been created in the last few months ranging from pubs, the Olympics, Kenyan politics and other things.

NB: The show has been rated as General Exhibition so you can go with the kids

About MS
Michael Soi is a member of what is termed as the second generation of Kenyan artists that emerged through kuona trust in the late 90’s among a group of other notable artists of his generation. In 1996, he began his career soon after graduating from art school as a sculptor and subsequently refined his own visual and artistic vocabulary over the years. He begun work that was more of social commentary revolving around everyday life of the ordinary Kenyan and this work has been well received by Kenyans living here in Kenya and in the diaspora who the artist basically addresses in his work.

His work has been collected by the Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art in Napoli, Italy, the Standard Chartered Bank (UK) and individuals like Luis Moreno Ocampo, Michela Wrong, Atsango Chesoni, Robert Deveraux among others.
Michael is based in Nairobi at the GoDown arts centre. This exhibition addresses issues observed on the last five months from football, bars, the Olympics among other things.

September 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm 3 comments

Exhibition: In House Talanta, Ends Aug. 31 2012 @ National Museum

Dates: Ends August 31, 2012
Venue: National Museum of Kenya, Creativity Gallery
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
This is an exhibition by employees of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). This is the first time that NMK is showcasing it’s own talented employees who are otherwise known by their regular titles as Doctors, Researchers, Exhibits designers, Scientists, Curators, Technicians, Secretaries and others.

Artistic skills on show range from painting, photography, installation, taxidermy, fashion…

August 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment


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