Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’

Exhibition: A Colourful Connection – A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange, Until Jan. 27 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Dates: Until 27 January 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi, Loita/Monrovia Streets

A COLOURFUL CONNECTION: A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange – Live concert, live painting, exhibition, video projection presented by Switch-A-Roo featuring French and Kenyan visual artists and musicians.


January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Games Up by Yony Waite, from Jan. 20 – Feb. 10 2019 @ Polka Dot Art Gallery

Via the Gallery

‘Games up!’ An exhibition of ‘Drawings’ (and some paintings) by Yony Waite

Opening date and time: Sunday 20th January from 1 pm – 5 pm

Until February 10, 2019

January 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expression: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition & Competition, by Feb. 22 2019 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Dates: by February 22, 2019

January 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Narrative Painter by Joseph Cartoon, Dec. 9 2018 – Jan. 27 2019 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: On Until January 27, 2019
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Cartoon’s art is not conceptual, nor political. It is personal. He is a narrative painter, visualizing in his own distinctive way local values and culture, a perfect and idyllic world of a disappearing tradition.

Like a puzzle the viewer finds his/her way through the narrative. Entwined and twisted figures float, swirl and tumble across the picture plane, embedded in a multi-patterned, ornamental, fabric like background. The central figure is the caring female, who, in an ideal world, provides food and shelter for the family.

Joseph Cartoon was born in 1976 in Ngecha, Kenya.
In 1994, he joined the Banana Hill Art Group, an offspring of the Ngecha Artists’ Association.

In the 1990s, the Ngecha Artists’ Association was a group of young, self-taught artists, without academic or artistic education, founded by Sane Wadu, Wanju Brush and Chain Muhandi. The Banana Hill Art Group was led by the artist Shine Tani, who became Joseph Cartoon’s mentor.

Joseph Cartoon was a member of Banana Hill Art Group until 2001. He developed his own authentic, semi-abstract, ornamental, pattern-rich and colourful style of painting, featuring strong and powerful African women as his predominant subject.

Joseph Cartoon has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in East Africa, Europe and South Korea. In 2002, he participated in the Scholars Exhibition of the Royal Overseas League in London and was awarded a one-year Artist-in-Residency in the UK.

He returned to Kenya in 2003 and is living and working as a freelance artist in Banana Hill, just outside Nairobi.

December 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Festival: Art in the Streets (of Nairobi), Dec. 23 2018 @ Koinange Street – Nairobi

Date: December 23, 2018
Venue: Koinange Street, Nairobi
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Entry: Free

December 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Glad Tidings: A Sculpture and Painting Exhibition by Charles Bwire, Deng Chol and others, Dec. 18 2018 -Jan. 31 2019 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Opening Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 AM

Until: January 31, 2019

National Museums of Kenya |Christ is the Answer Ministries

December 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Diani Beach Art Gallery’ Contemporary African Art Catalogue Edition 18, Dec. 2018

Download the Diani Beach Art Gallery of Contemporary African Art Catalogue Edition 18_Dec 2018 (pdf)

December 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

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