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This moving film by Emma Davie & Morag McKinnon was inspired by the story of Neil Platt, who died aged 34, 14 months after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).Within a year, he went from being a healthy young father to becoming completely immobile from the neck down.
To find out more about the film, and the global screening event, visit the link here:
There will be a free welcome drink (wine/beer or juice) and after that a cash bar.
Kuona Trust invites you for a copyright & Publishing workshop followed by the screening of His to Keep, a short film made in Kenya. Written and directed by Amirah Tajdin. Made in conjunction with DYMK Films and 8486 Films.
Cover charge for the film is Kshs 200
Date: May 26, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Location: Likoni Close, off of Likoni Lane and Dennis Pritt Rd
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Entrance is free
The agenda will be as follows:
- Conventional and Self Publishing: the pros, the cons and how to decide
- Contracts: What you need to think about before you sign
- Self-publishing: What it is, how to do it and why it’s not for everyone
- E-publishing: Why and how you should break free of geographical borders
This will be an interactive discussion specifically for writers, publishers, and anyone interested in writing, publishing and e-books.
Akili Dada Happy Hour: Art, Education & the Future of Creativity in Kenya, May 16 2013 @ Kuona Trust
Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for young Kenyan women, is thrilled to be partnering with Kuona Trust, a centre for the visual arts in Kenya, for a Happy Hour event on Thursday, 16th May from 5:30-8pm at Kuona Trust’s beautiful garden space in Kilimani.
In addition to mingling and enjoying the creative atmosphere of Kuona and the studios of its talented artists, a panel of speakers will engage attendees in a conversation on the theme “Arts, education, and the future of creativity in Kenya.”
- Boniface Mwangi, photographer and founder of Picha Mtaani and Pawa254
- Sylvia Gichia, Director of Kuona Trust
- June Gachui, Lawyer and Performing Artiste
- Judy Ogana, General Manager of The GoDown Arts Centre
- Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Founder of Akili Dada
Beverages and bitings will be available to purchase.
Cost of entry is 500 ksh at the door, which includes one free drink from the bar. The event is open to the public
Proceeds will support the work of Akili Dada.
For more info visit Chris Paul Daniels blog
The Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) weekend is designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.
On Saturday the 30th of March the SWAN weekend starts with poetry, spoken word, music and dance performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 9 am to 3 pm. On Sunday the 31st of March visual artists will showcase and sell their art, and music performance will be held at the Kuona Trust from 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is absolutely free.
Featuring: Achieng Abura, Amileena of TPF IV, Shish and Tanya of Tahidi High, Tabitha Wa Thuku, Rabbo of Tatuu, the Papa Shirandula crew, Lydiah Dola, Iddi Achieng, Veronica Wanjeri, Wahu and Masallah amongst others.
Please contact email@example.com for additional information.
Venue: Phoenix Theatre
Date: Saturday the 30th of March from 9 am to 3 pm. Entry is free.
Venue: Kuona Trust
Date: Sunday the 31st of March from 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free.
This is a group exhibition by some of Kuona artists with guest artists Peterson Kamwathi, Patrick Mukabi, Peter Walala, Michael Soi and Gor Sudan.
This is a fundraising exhibition held in collaboration with the Kenya Rotary Club in support of various charities in Kenya.
British Film and Video Artist, Chris Paul Daniels, presents work made in response to his five week residency at Kuona Trust, Nairobi supported by the Triangle Network and Gasworks Gallery (London) International Fellowship Programme.
Chris will have screenings and video installations on view throughout the grounds of the Kuona space and be performing Live Visuals that showcase filmic collaborations, animations and time-lapse studies made during his Residency accompanied by a live musical performance by Ketebul music’s recording artist Ochieng’ Nelly
The video work previews raw unedited footage of a larger documentary piece titled ‘Premier/Divisions’ which will premiere at Kuona Trust at a later date in March and will therefore be VJ’d as a freely improvised and live visual performance in reaction to the music.
Chris graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and subsequently won the Deutsche Bank Award for Art for his collaborative film project – ‘Unravel the longest hand painted film in Britain’ (http://unravelfilm.blogspot.co.uk) which has toured over ninety art spaces throughout the UK including Tate Britain, The National Media Musuem and the British Film Institute. He has worked on several international projects in Iceland, Sweden and the Netherlands and screened work extensively in the UK and internationally.
His work in characterised by experimental documentation of shared memories and communal perspectives and this will be reflected in the documentary he has been producing during his first visit to the continent.
After learning that Brand Kenya would have an exhibition centre during the Olympics, Ruby undertook a project to showcase to both tourists and investors aspects of our country which many people are not familiar with. She also wanted members of the Kenyan Diaspora to get a glimpse of how far we have come, particularly in the last 10 years.
The clip was shown at Kenya House in London and has since been uploaded onto YouTube having about 8,000 views in just 5 days.
View: Kenya Today really worth Knowing
Come interact with the artist and learn more about her work and experiences this Thursday, 14th February at Kuona Trust from 2pm.
This Saturday’s class will be instructed by Ermias Ekube who is a skilled sculptor, poet, engaver and painter.
Learn how to sketch potraits from one of the best!
Classes cost only 500 Kshs.
For more information: http://lifedrawingworkshop2.splashthat.com
Painting & engraving exhibition by Ermias Ekube
Opening: February 5, 2013 at 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Until February 25, 2013
In breath of consciousness II, Ermias Ekube presents a series of paintings and engravings that mainly focus on women and children.
Ermias Ekube powerful portraits are really striking. His topics, weather painted or engraved, are dynamic and filled with emotion.
Ermias Ekube is a respected artist born and brought up in Ethiopia with Eritrean Nationality. Ekube is a painter, engraver, sculptor and poet. He has studies four years at Addis Ababa college of Fine Arts and Design [DFA in 1990].
Since 1991 he participated in several group exhibitions and exhibited about 20 solo exhibitions in Eriteria, Ethiopia, Djiibuti, Tanzania, Swaziland, Norway, England, Denmark and Italia.
Ermias is now living in Nairobi and currently working on his art at the Kuona Trust.
Exhibition dates: January 31 – February 14, 2013 between 9am and 5pm
The vision behind ‘Viongozi’ is to re-imagine the image and faces of the presidential candidates in a new and contemporary way. These famous faces and personalities that are constantly influencing and shaping our lives. The portraits are slightly abstracted with an addition of African graphics inspired by Kenyan art.
Our hope is for people to be amused, tickled! and to leave with a sense of unity and pride in our rich culture and diversity as Kenyans.
Performances by: The Claymore Project and Black Fog Angel and DJ Jack Rooster
Listen to Lovin This Home
A sculpting tutorial and demonstration of contemporary Nigerian sculpting methods instructed by Phillips Nzekwe
Dates: January 16 – 21, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust Centre for the Visual Arts
Time: 10 am-4 pm daily
Location: Denis Pritt Rd, Hurlingham
Registration fee is Ksh 500-booking by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Contacts: 0720121277 RSVP before January 15, 2013 [Mpesa accepted]
Nzekwe uses a variety of materials including gravel and sawdust to produce a series of sculptures that aim at creating a link between our past, present and future through an exploration of the formal elements.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum,
University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]
Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum
Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya
Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia
A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Date: December 11, 2012
University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental,
Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)
The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.
Date: November 20, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery
Time: 2 pm
About the Photographer
Anne Feenstra is a Dutch architect living and working in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is the owner of AFIR Architects and also works as a design artist who features the use of thepakul in Afganistan
The pakul is a soft, round-topped men’s hat, typically of wool and found in a variety of earthycolours. It resembles a bag with a round, flat bottom. The wearer rolls up the sides nearly to the top, forming a thick band, which then rests on the head like a beret or cap. In Afghanistan thepakul is particularly popular in the mountainous areas of Badakshan, Nuristan, Panjsher and Konar.
Artist Talk & Presentation: by Professional Photographer Mirjam Devriendt, Nov. 15 2012 @ Kuona Trust
Kuona Trust invites you to an artist talk and presentation by Professional Photographer Mirjam Devriendt this Thursday 15th November at 2pm
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Mirjam Devriendt is a professional photographer and a photography teacher. She is originally from Kortrijk/Courtrai and after having spent quite some time in Brussels, she now lives in Ghent. Mirjam is the photographer of artist Berlinde De Bruyckere and of several other artists.
Mirjam is currently in Nairobi together with Katrien Driesen to install the sculpture of world renowned artist Berlinde De Bruyckere for the exhibition Funika – Fufuka, Cover-Recover at the residence of the Belgian Ambassador.
The presentation will start at 2pm in the Kuona Trust gallery.
Kuona Trust invites you to a workshop:Introduction to Colour Printing with artist John Silver.
What is Colour printing?
Colour printing is the reproduction of an image or text in color.In this particular workshop participants wil be taught how to make colour prints using the colour reduction process from a wood cut surface.
ABOUT JOHN SILVER
John Silver is a self-taught Kenyan artist whose prints have a dream-like quality, full of color, texture and fantasy. His Wood cuts and paintings have found their way to several institutions, among them the Victoria and Albert Collection in London and Prince Anderrz Emmt De Lilia in Longhouse Collection in Canada.
Date: November 13-16, 2012
Time: 10 am – 3 pm Daily
Location: Kuona Trust Art Centre
Fee: Kshs 1000 Call 0720121277 to reserve a place before November 17, 2012
Booking is by advance payment ONLY. MPESA accepted.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
About Ermias Ekube
Ermias Ekube is a painter, engraver, sculptor and poet. He is a graduate of the Addis Ababa College of Fine Arts and Design and has great skills and techniques in the art field.
Booking is by advance payments only. There are limited spaces available.
Workshop materials will be provided
Exhibition runs until: November 5, 2012
A Golden State of Mind’ is presented as an installation; combining art photography, video and sculpture. However, as a project study, it seeks to experiment, and introduce the Treasure Maker, Brian Kivuti to the Nairobi arts scene. This is set to exhibit at the Kuona Trust Gallery, and to lead up to the full exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum in December.
Exhibition dates: October 18-22, 2012
Anthony Wanjau comes from an artistic family whose patron is pioneer Kenyan sculptor, Samuel Wanjau. He has had great influence from his elder brother Jackson Wanjau, a reputable and renowned contemporary sculptor artist.
Stone Sculpting Workshop
Date: 22ND – 31ST OCTOBER 2012
Time: 11AM – 4PM DAILY
Location: KUONA TRUST ART CENTRE
Fee: 1000 shillings only, for the full workshop!!
CALL 0720121277 TO RESERVE A PLACE BEFORE
THURSDAY 18th October 2012
Booking is by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
Kuona Trust in collaboration with Roots Contemporary invites you to
the ‘SEATS OF POWER’ exhibition by William Wambugu on Friday the 28th of September 2012.
In a time where our attention is focused on the forth coming general
election – with inequality and scrabbling for power, William uses the nostalgic memories of his childhood to express the changes he
experiences in the “New Kenya”.
He carefully draws each of the items not to be forgotten by future generations.
The representation is delicate and simple and at the same time, it has strength and great creativity.
Exhibition Opens: Friday 28th September and runs until Friday 12th October 2012.
It might be too late to register for this, but it’s worth giving it a try if you’re interested…
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/526733020675601/?context=create
Exhibition Opens 7th September at 6.30pm
Performances by: Maia Von Lekow, Christine the Jazzist, Valentine Ziki, Stan, and Sage
This is a party for the whole family with plenty of food, drink, music, art, craft making and buying.
For more information visit the Facebook event page
Opening Date: August 16, 2012
Exhibition Dates: August 17-25, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust
This is an interactive exhibition installed by Maryann Muthoni, an emerging contemporary female Kenyan artist based at Kuona Trust, Centre for visual Arts.
Muthoni comes from a generation of Kenyan contemporary artists who believe that Art is a tool that can be used to ‘Voice’ our societies plights.
Through her installation, Muthoni’s intention is to be a voice for Women in various communities whom have never had the opportunity to vote. She hopes to stir up conversation around this topic and to be heard by crucial members of society who can influence change.