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Exhibition: Mystics by Samuel Ashanti Githinji, May 15 – Jun. 12 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

An Exhibition by Samuel Ashanti Githinji –

Opening: Sunday, May 15 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

The exhibition is on view until 12th June 2022.

May 15, 2022 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

The 11th Affordable Art Show, May 13-15 2022 @ Nairobi National Museum

Opening: May 13, 2022

Venue: the Courtyard, NMK

Time: 4-7 PM (1 hr viewing Sessions)

Tickets: KES 200/- (Prepayment)

Exhibition dates: May 14-15, 2022

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Free Entry

All art priced below KES 150,000/-.

May 13, 2022 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of ART and PHOTOGRAPHY, May 12-22 2022 @ the Movenpick Hotel – Westlands

Opening: Thursday, May 12 2022

Venue: the Movenpick Hotel – Westlands

Time: 6 PM

Until: May 22, 2022

May 11, 2022 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Fictions – A Group Exhibition, May 11 – Jun. 11 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: May 11 – June 11, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road – Lavington

About

Circle Art Gallery is pleased to present Fictions, a group exhibition of 11 artists at various stages of their careers, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and in some cases, combinations of all three.

This grouping of artists/artworks invites the viewer to consider possible relationships between one work and the next and, by extension, between each artist’s practice and the next.

The title of the exhibition Fictions speaks to the connections that can emerge in the distance between artworks; and how that space can offer room for the viewer to begin thinking about thematic connections and overlaps. 

Fictions contends that one artwork/artist can expand the viewer’s thinking about another.

May 11, 2022 at 6:36 am Leave a comment

Open Studio: ‘I Saw a Glimpse of Heaven’, by Natocho Faith, May 9-21 2022 @ C& Office’s – Westlands

Dates: May 9-21, 2022

Venue: C& Office’s, the Mall – 1st Floor

About

Natocho Faith works in drawing and sculpture. Her new work, ‘I saw a glimpse of Heaven’ is in a non-factual way a reference to the biblical story of Eve after eating the forbidden fruit and being cast out of the Garden of Eden. 

May 9, 2022 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Multi Media Feature: Nairobi Conscious, May 6 2022 @ the Mall, Ring Road – Westlands

Norient.com presents “NairobiConscious’, a multi-media feature exploring politically/socially “conscious” music in Nairobi.

Date: May 6, 2022

Venue: the Mall, Ring Road – Westlands

Time: from 6 PM

Entry: RSVP – here (Eventbrite)

About

Against a background of political, social and economic tensions ahead of a momentous general election set for 2022. What is the lived experience of Nairobi’s artists during this period? Can you hear it in the music?

It is the first in a proposed series of special features focusing on selected cities around the world dubbed “Norient Cities.” The feature comprises three podcasts, a set of essays, commissioned street photography, a short video, sound art, original music and a mixtape.

May 4, 2022 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Fundraiser Show: Supernova ft. Martin Kigondu, May 6 2022 @ Lower Kabete Road # 10 (near Zen Garden)

Special Education Professionals Present a Fundraiser show – SUPERNOVA by Prevail Presents – starring Martin Kigondu.

Date: Friday 6th May, 2022

Venue: Lower Kabete Road no 10 (near Zen Garden)

Time: 7 pm

Entrance: KES 3,000/-

Contact Karolien Remmerie 0700-826744 (karol.remmerie(at)gmail(dot)com)

May 4, 2022 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Jackie Karuti’s Debut Monograph, “Notes Movement Method”, Apr. 27 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

The Nairobi Launch of Jackie Karuti’s debut monograph, Notes Movement Method.

Exhibition preview & book launch

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 4 – 8 pm

About

Jackie Karuti was the main prize winner of the 2020 Henrike Grohs Art Award. This book is published as part of the award, with support from the Goethe-Institut and Grohs family. Additional support was provided by The African Arts Trust. This book was produced by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa. 

The book is led by thoughts around Karuti’s ongoing method of inquiry; How Clouds are Formed which has been a developing body of work assembled in many parts using objects, images, spare parts & movements. The intention was to produce an artist workbook that sends one out into the field to move, question & discover. It is largely an attempt to recognize the work that emerges in the present while navigating various site visits through drawings, text, sculptural forms and moving images.


Text and image contributions by Wanja Kimani, Bojana Cvejić, Jackie Karuti & Roseline Olang’.

Additional images by James Muriuki & Densu Moseti

The book is will be available for purchase during the launch for KES 2,500.

April 27, 2022 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Screenings: AfroFuturistik – A Series of 5 Short Films Curated by Claire Diao, Apr. 25 2022 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, 25 April 2022

Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

Time: 6 PM  

Free of Charge

About 

A series of 5 short films by filmmakers from Morocco, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Kenya put together by Claire Diao, the French-Burkinabé journalist and film critic.

How can Africa project itself into the future? Can it tell its own stories in more experimental, offbeat ways than the humanitarian imagery and/or cinematic images of hardship and suffering?
 
Rwandan artist Kantarama Gahigiri imagines the return to earth of a cosmonaut who stayed in space for 30 years. With humor, Kenyan Jim Chuchu examines the meteoric rise of a young contemporary artist. Between Juju and science fiction, Nigerian CJ Obasi films the adventures of three witches.  So what if the goats die is an essay on knowledge or rather on ignorance by Moroccan, Sophia Alaoui. The film “Zombie” is a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinhsasa by the Congolese/Belgian singer Baloji.

2017/2018/2019 | 1h25min

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Kenyan filmmaker, Jim Chuchu.

April 22, 2022 at 6:44 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market, Apr. 24 2022 @ Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Date: Sunday – April 24th, 10am to 6pm

Venue: Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Entry: Free

Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1k7zJwFMn

About

Rain or shine, the place to be this Sunday, April 24th from 10am to 6pm is at our pop up market at the Parade Ring lawn at Ngong Racecourse. We’re hoping for a sunny day but we’re also well prepared for the rain with adequate shelter. So grab your raincoats and your shopping bags and get ready to meet your favorite maker/designer and discover new local brands making great quality handmade goods, while listening to great music by Deejay Josay, Midl East & Dj Shock, as you sample a variety of yummy food with great company.

April 22, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: “Leaking Spirits”, Apr. 9 – 22 2022 @ Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Opening: April 9, 2022

Venue: Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Time: 2 PM

Exhibiting Artists

  1. Muramuzi John Bosco – Based in Kampala, Uganda
  2. Sheila Bayley – Based in Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Tomnyuy Salvador – Based in Tangier, Morocco

Dates: Until April 22, 2022

Time: 10 am – 7 pm (Mon. – Sun.)

April 9, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Beneath the Baobabs Live Ft. Blinky Bill & Octopizzo, Apr. 16 2022 @ Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

Date: April 16, 2022

Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

Time: from 2 PM till 10 AM (following day!).

Tickets: Advance KES 3,500/- (EA Citizens) & KES 4,500 (Int.)

Headlining Acts: Blinky Bill & Octopizzo.

Featuring: Lisa Odour-Noah, Ayrosh, Njoki Karu, Mr. Bado, Labdi, Simba Wanga, Miss Ray, DJ Mura, Kuriba, Lasta & Brolic.

About

As part of our mission to maintain a year-round festival culture in Kilifi, and following a Sold Out New Year Revival, we are proud to announce: Beneath The Baobabs Live; a 1 day show dedicated to Live Kenyan Music on Saturday 16th April, 2022.

Beneath The Baobabs Live will open its gates at 2pm on Easter Saturday, 16th April with 2 Stages programmed until 10am the following day. Live music is one of our great loves as festival producers and we have a vision to grow our Easter plan to become one of the most prestigious Live music events in the East African calendar.

For more information, visit – https://beneaththebaobabs.com/beneath-the-baobabs-live/

April 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Two Simultaneous Exhibitions: “Prints, Limited Iterations,” and “That Which Divides”,  Apr. 3 -30 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: Sunday, April 3 2022

Venue: One Off Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Until: April 30, 2022

Gallery opening times: Tuesday through Sunday,
10am to 4.30pm

About

One Off is delighted and proud to present Prints, Limited Edition Iterations; an exhibition of prints by some of the leading practitioners in the region, curated by Thom Ogonga.  The gallery thanks all the participating artists for their contributions and we also celebrate Thom Ogonga for his tireless efforts to raise the profile of prints and their creators, both locally and internationally.

Meanwhile, in the Loft Gallery we host a beautiful mixed show of recent works entitled That Which Divides.  Participating artists include Olivia Pendergast, Peterson Kamwathi, Elias Mung’ora, Peter Ngugi, Richard Kimathi and Nelson Ijakaa.

Please note that both exhibitions open on SUNDAY 3rd April from noon to 4pm.

April 2, 2022 at 6:27 am 1 comment

Muze Open Air ~ Deep House Edition ft. Music by Bantwanas (Live), Cornelius, Katlakat, Afu, Dylan-S, Foozak, Hiribae, L.A.Dave, Lee M., DJ Vidza & Xan Woods, Apr. 2 2022 @ Sankara Nairobi – Garden

Date: April 2, 2022

Venue: Sankara Nairobi

Time: from 2 PM

Tickets: Advance KES 1,500 / Gate KES 2,000 (Available only at muzeclub.com)

March 31, 2022 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Blowing in the Wind-ow’ by Longinos Nagila, Mar. 27 – May 8 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Image via the Gallery.

Opening: Sunday 27th March 2022 

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The exhibition is on view until 8th May 2022.

March 27, 2022 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Obange: Performance Series and Exhibition by Kevo Stero, Mar. 19 – Apr. 23 2022 @ Maasai Mbili Studios

EXHIBITION
Opening: 19th March, 4pm

Venue: Maasai Mbili Studios

Dates: 19th March – 23rd April 2022

PERFORMANCES
// Dates and Locations //

Kibera – 19th March

Gomongo – 26th March

Dagoreti Corner – 9th April

Rongai – 15th April

Kibera (Side B) – 23rd April

About

Obange is a term in Luo language for what was thought to be an evil spirit that would deliberately plague a family with misfortune. The belief in Obange in Luoland is not as strong as it once was, although there are still some believers. Its literal meaning in the Luo language is “disturbed person”.

The series of performances and accompanying exhibition at Maasai Mbili are based on research by Kevo Stero on how you can map a city through the eyes of an Obange.

March 18, 2022 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Systems to Emptiness (A Prelude to Wajukuu art’ Participation in Documenta 15) by Shabu Mwangi & Ngugi Waweru, Mar. 16 – Apr. 14 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opening: March 16, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 6-8 PM

Until: April 14, 2022

March 18, 2022 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

ArtAffair ’22 – Art Fair, Mar. 11-13 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: Friday 11th March 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: from 4pm to 8pm

Entry: KES 500/- (Friday Only)

Until March 13, 2022

Time: Noon – 6 PM

All the works will be Kshs 100 000 or less.  Many are from new names and are ideal for first time buyers and collectors.

March 11, 2022 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Women Voices in a Circular Economy by Warembo Wasanii Art Studio with Joan Otieno, Mar. 9-27 2022 @ Alliance Française

Dates: March 9-27, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

About

Joan Otieno founded the Warembo Wasanii Art Studio in Kariobangi North in 2018 working with young Kenyan women to create recycled fashion and art from plastic trash collected from the Dandora dumpsite. Promoting environmental conservation through art, Joan is providing a safe haven for young women and empowering them with artisanal skills to create a circular economy within the community.

March 8, 2022 at 6:09 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘P(a)lace’ by Peterson Kamwathi, Mar. 5-20 2022 @ One Off Gallery

Opening: March 5, 2022

Venue: One Off Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Dates: Until March 20, 2022

Gallery opening times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm

About

March is proving to be one of  2022’s most exciting months for One Off Gallery. We are thrilled to host another solo show for Peterson Kamwathi which will open on Saturday 5th March. This latest body of work is displayed under the title of P(a)lace. Peterson describes the series; ‘P(a)lace is an exploration of the contentions around the small space occupied by the constituent member of a group. ‘Group’ in this instance ranges from family to the human race.’

The works in the exhibition are typical of this artist; visually they are beautiful and conceptually they are both thought provoking and challenging. 

Kamwathi is considered one of the leading practitioners in the region and this body of work doesn’t disappoint.

March 3, 2022 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Magical Kenya Open 2022, Mar. 3-6 2022 @ Muthaiga Golf Club

Dates: March 3-6, 2022

Venue: Muthaiga Golf Club

Tickets: Seasonal ticket KES 5,000/- (Available, here.)

All participants in this event must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination certificate is required.

March 1, 2022 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Art Installation: All My Venus Days by Wambui Kamiru Collymore, Until Mar. 5 2022 @ Tira Studio – Ngong Road

Dates: Until March 5, 2022

Venue: Tira Studio, Ngong Road

Time: 10 am – 7 pm

Open: Tuesday – Sunday

March 1, 2022 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Retrospective Exhibition by 3 Artists; Theresa Musoke, Tabitha wa Thuku & Yony Waite, Jan. 26 – Feb. 26 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Photo via the Gallery

Dates: January 26 – February 26, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

January 28, 2022 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

POLENI (Condolences): A Concert on Loss, Grief & Healing in Pandemic Times ft. Kato Change, Maia Lekow, Isaac Kimani & Olivia Ambani, Jan. 29 2022 @ National Museum of Kenya

Date: January 29, 2022

Venue: Outdoor Amphitheatre, National Museum of Kenya

Times: 3pm Matinee & 6pm Evening Show Tickets: KES 1,000/-, available here.

January 26, 2022 at 7:42 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition by Liza Mackay, Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 2022 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Image via the Gallery

Dates: January 16 – February 27, 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

The exhibition is on view until 27th February 2022

Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road. After 13km turn left down a tarmac road, signposted “Zereniti”, continue for 200m, keep left and follow the dirt road (ignore the tarmac road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track (sign board “Zerenity”) Red Hill Art Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red metal gate with art design)

The gallery is open Daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

January 17, 2022 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Retrospective Exhibition: I Hope So by Sane Wadu, Jan. 14 – Mar. 30 2022 @ NCAI – Rosslyn Riviera Mall

Dates: Until March 30, 2022

Venue:  NCAI – Rosslyn Riviera Mall

Time: 11 am – 7 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

For more information, visit – https://www.ncai254.com/i-hope-so-sane-wadu

January 17, 2022 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Christmas Market, Dec. 18-19 2021 @ Ngong Road Forest – Section 1, Miotoni, Karen

Date: Saturday & Sunday – December 18-19, 2021

Venue: Ngong Road Forest – Section 1, Miotoni, Karen

Time: 10am to 6pm

Entry: Free

Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/dDadxX0IA

About

The holidays are here and there are loads of amazing local brands with high quality unique handmade products to fill your gift list.

As we usually do in December, we’ll be holding the market over 2 days Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December with over 50 vendors and unique vendors featured on each day.

Find the best locally hand-made goods from East Africa’s top designers & makers on Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19th from 10am to 6pm at the beautiful Ngong Road Forest – Section 1, next to Miotoni, Karen.

Our market is kid-friendly, free to the public and will adhere to the Ministry of Health regulations and guidelines. It will be outdoors, maintain safe physical-distance, have hand sanitizer, wash stations and monitored capacity.

December 17, 2021 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Auction/Fundraiser by Mary Ogembo, Until Dec. 31 2021

Dates: Until December 31, 2021

Medium: http://maryogembo.co.ke/auction/

About

Visual artist Mary Ogembo has spent years exploring the theme of the African woman and more. Now she has an opportunity to create new work in new and exciting frontiers. She is headed to Canada from January 2022.

Do follow this link (http://maryogembo.co.ke/auction/) to support her fundraiser!

Alternatively you can chip in, your donations on M-Changa – https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/51558

December 8, 2021 at 3:05 am Leave a comment

Dennis Muraguri’s Exhibition of New Sculptures, Until Dec. 23 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Dates: Until December 23, 2021

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Viewing: by Appointment

For viewing appointments and to view the show, visit – https://www.artsy.net/show/circle-art-gallery-dennis-muraguri-new-sculpture

About
After taking a 5 year break from sculpture, he wished to revisit this medium and find new approaches. In these new works, recycled wood is used as a foundation on which he adds disparate materials, merging them seamlessly to create a sense of harmony. Muraguri’s combination of his chosen media seems effortless, as though all the parts have grown up together and are natural extensions of one other.

The exhibition runs until 23 December 2021.

December 8, 2021 at 3:05 am Leave a comment

Turkana Tools ~ the Dawn of Technology, Dec. 2 201 – Feb. 28 2022 @ Nairobi National Museum

Dates: December 2, 2021 – February 28, 2022

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About

This is a 3 months exhibition that seeks to increase outreach for Kenya’s prehistoric archaeological heritage.

December 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

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