Exhibition: The Nude (Group Exhibition), Jul. 29 – Aug. 22 2017 @ One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: July 29 – August 22, 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

July 21, 2017 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Kenya Art Fair 2017 Edition, Nov. 17-19 2017 @ Sarit Expo Centre – Westlands

Dates: November 17-19, 2017
Venue: Sarit Expo Centre, Westlands

The Kenya Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Visual art events in East Africa. Now in its fourth year, the fair continues to build on its previous success to present a dynamic selection of galleries, artist collectives, established artists and art organizations from within the region. Alongside the curated stands will be, the Art Talks.

As a long standing special feature of the Fair, the talks will this year, feature daily panel discussions by curators, writers, artist, and art enthusiasts on matters of contemporary art. The annual Wasanii exhibition is set to showcases new and vibrant artwork including over 200 paintings, original prints, photographs and sculptures by both established and emerging artists from within the East African Region.

This year see’s the fourth edition of the Kenya Art Fair since its inception. The 2017 Kenya Art Fair has set out to support the role of art spaces in developing the careers of artists as well as promoting the growth of the visual art sector.

The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Cohesion’ following the general elections expected to be held this year.

August 18, 2017 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Earth Roots by Alexandra Spyratos, Sept. 3-17 2017 @ Polka Dot Art Gallery

Opening: September 3, 2017
Venue: Polka Dot Art Gallery

On Until: September 17, 2017

August 18, 2017 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Kenyan Atmosphere by Olivia Pendergast, Aug. 26 – Sept. 19 2017 @ One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Dates: August 26 – September 19, 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary – #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

As Kenyans everywhere recover from an extremely divisive election season, what better way to regain your equilibrium and peace of mind than to come to One Off to enjoy the beautiful landscape oil paintings of Olivia Pendergast? Each image a gorgeous rendition of a different part of Kenya, each work portraying the countryside we all know and love so much.

Frank Whalley in the East African recently commented that Pendergast’s landscapes are ‘beautifully painted’ and have a ‘sensitive fluidity’. Please come and enjoy the jewel like quality of these paintings for yourself.


August 18, 2017 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

Female Online Exhibition by Nuru Bahati, Until Sept. 30 2017 @ Nuru Bahati’s SM Pages

Dates: Until September 30, 2017
Online: on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Contact: NuruBahati(at)gmail(dot)com

August 18, 2017 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live with Kidum, Aug. 24 2017 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: August 24, 2017
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

August 18, 2017 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Sports: Kenya Vs Hong Kong Rugby Match, Aug. 20 & 26 2017 @ RFUEA Grounds – Ngong Road

Dates: August 20 & 26, 2017
Venue: RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road
Time: 4 pm

August 18, 2017 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Exhibition by Oliver Okoth Martin, On Going – Until September 17 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Painting by Martin Okoth | via the NMK

Dates: On Going – Until September 17, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Entry: Normal rates will apply

Oliver Martin Okoth is a free lance commercial artist based in Nairobi and Kisumu who conceptualizes music on canvas. As a conceptual artist he tries to give an illustration on what he perceives the musicians songs are about.

In this exhibition he focuses on the legendary Michael Jackson. Okoth has participated in several exhibitions which include:
– Group Show, National Museums of Kenya (supported by Absolute Vodka), Nov -Dec 2012.
– Tupac All eyes on me, Kenya railways art gallery, 2014
– Nobody can stop Reggae, Nairobi National Museum, Feb 2015.
– Hip Hop THE TRIBUTE, Karen Village 2016

Okoth also has a keen interest in children and has made coloring books to introduce them early to art. These can be purchased online. As an artist he believes art can change the course of a nation and he is keen on playing his part in this.

August 18, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

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