Posts filed under ‘art exhibits’

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


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


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

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


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

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:


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

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


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

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

Opening: 19th March, 4pm

Venue: Maasai Mbili Studios

Dates: 19th March – 23rd April 2022

// Dates and Locations //

Kibera – 19th March

Gomongo – 26th March

Dagoreti Corner – 9th April

Rongai – 15th April

Kibera (Side B) – 23rd April


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


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


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

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

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 –

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

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

Dates: Until December 31, 2021



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 ( to support her fundraiser!

Alternatively you can chip in, your donations on M-Changa –

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 –

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


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

Simultaneous Exhibition: ‘Seasons, Migration, Earth and Sky’ by Timothy Brooke & ‘Sacrifice Pasture’ by Elias Mung’ora, Nov. 27 2021 – Jan. 9 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opens: Saturday, November 27 2021

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Until: January 9, 2022

For more information, visit – ‘Seasons, Migration, Earth and Sky‘ by Timothy Brooke & ‘Sacrifice Pasture‘ by Elias Mung’ora.

November 25, 2021 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: ‘Lake Victoria, Slowly Dying’ & ‘Justice for Lake Victoria – from Pollution to Solution’, Nov. 10-27 2021 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 10-27, 2021

Venue: Alliance Française

Lake Victoria, Slowly Dying
This work examines the dilemma between survival and environmental preservation facing the people living along the waterways of the Lake Victoria region.

Justice for Lake Victoria – from Pollution to Solution

These photographs are part of the advocacy campaigns being led by the NAAM Festival #JusticeforLakeVictoria and Flipflopi #PlasticRevolution campaigns to protect one of Africa’s greatest lakes, and its catchment areas, from further degradation.

November 14, 2021 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

The 10th Affordable Art Show, Oct. 29-31 2021 @ Nairobi National Museum

Opening: October 29, 2021

Venue: Courtyard, Nairobi National Museum

Time: from 4 PM ~ One hour viewing

Entry: KES 200/-

Attendance by RSVP

Full Show

Dates: October 30-31, 2021

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Entry: Free (No RSVP required)

All Art priced below KES 150,000/-, with over 250 pieces for sale.

All proceeds support the National Museum of Kenya.

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Kobo Artists’ Open Studio Art Sale & Exhibition, Oct. 8 2021 @ 523, Riara Road

Dates: Until October 8, 2021

Venue: 523, Riara Road

October 7, 2021 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

“The World in Transition”, Exhibition of New Paintings by Geraldine Robarts, Oct. 8-18 2021 @ the Village Market, Exhibition Hall

Dates: October 8-18, 2021

Venue: the Village Market, Exhibition Hall

Time: 10 AM – 6 PM

October 4, 2021 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Duru za Kuaminika by Lemek Sompoika, Oct. 6-31 2021 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: October 6-31, 2021

Venue: Alliance Française


Through a series of artworks on newsprints using pastel and charcoal, Lemek explores the might of media in influencing politics that touches everyone at all levels and which shapes the society’s culture, values, and morals.

October 4, 2021 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Marejeo II ~ Renaissance of a Vision, Oct.1 – Dec. 31 2021 @ the Nairobi Gallery

Dates: Until December 31, 2021

Venue: the Nairobi Gallery

Entry: Museum Rates Apply


The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is hosting and curating a series of exhibitions as a precursor to the launch of the National Art Gallery of Kenya (NAGOK). The aim is to provide a platform for dialogue on the need for a NAGOK and a glimpse of what to expect once NAGOK is open to the public: a combination of Kenya’s finest contemporary artists, in addition to historically significant pieces from NMK permanent collection.

The first exhibition in this series, titled ‘Marejeo: Renaissance of a Vision’, ran from 8 July to 8 August. ‘Marejeo’ means the ultimate goal for which something is done, in Kiswahili. The exhibition was part of a project funded by the government through the Department of Culture to celebrate the International year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. It included an artists residency that brought 40 emerging young artists from 26 counties in Kenya. The young artists were mentored by pioneer Kenyan contemporary artists who led the most significant campaign in Kenya for a NAGOK from 1979 to 1981. The exhibition included artworks from the residency from this residency alongside works by pioneer artists, and selected works from NMK permanent collection.

Marejeo: Renaissance of a Vision II, showcases pioneer artists Kibacia Gatu, Zarina Patel, Haajambi Kangára, Sukuro Etale and collections in The Nairobi Gallery from artists, Annabelle Reeno, Elkana Ongesa among others.

Organised by the National Visual Arts Organising Committee, Department of Culture, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, and the National Museums of Kenya

October 2, 2021 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

NW Art Gallery Sale, Oct. 2 2021 @ Big Little Advertising, Mvuli Avenue – South C

Date: October 2, 2021

Venue: Big Little Advertising, Mvuli Avenue – South C

Time: 12 Noon – 4 PM


In support of new hearing aids for Nadia Wamunyu – Online Fundraiser.

October 2, 2021 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

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