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Out of Town: Exhibition by Moses Nyawanda, Until June 20 2019 @ the Ndoro Sculpture Garden, Malindi

Dates: Until June 20, 2019
Venue: Ndoro Sculpture Garden, Malindi
Entry: By appointment only. (Phone 0798461564)

Moses Nyawanda exhibits in the Ndoro Sculpture Garden in Malindi. Until the 20th of June his colourful paintings can be seen in a garden with 300 stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.

Phone 0798461564. By appointment only.


March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill by Biko Wesa & Olivia Howland, Mar. 23-30 2019 @ National Museum

Dates: March 23-30, 2019
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

A visual exploration of indigenous medicines and healers in contemporary Kenya.

Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill uses images and narratives from healers in contemporary rural Kenya to explore what we consider to be legitimate forms of healing and health seeking behaviour. The exhibition encourages us to think critically about assumed healthcare norms and clinical hegemony in our society. When we confront these images and narratives, we are forced to confront our own assumptions and perceptions of normative decision making. Personal narratives from the healers themselves allow us a window into an often invisible world, where individual actors are criticised and demonised by wider society. We ask that you open your minds to understand the broader, structural level issues at play in health decision making, and think critically about what we perceive to be legitimate and effective medicine in contemporary Kenya.

To read more about the artists follow these links:
Biko Wesa:
Instagram: @bikowesa

Olivia Howland:

March 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Manjano 2019: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition, Mar. 23 – Apr. 22 2019 @ the Village Market

Opening: March 23, 2019
Venue: the Village Market
Time: 3 pm

Until: April 22, 2019

March 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Shapes of Things to Come’, by Akinyemi Ajibade, Mar. 24-31 2019 @ The Polka Dot Gallery

Dates: March 24-31, 2019
Venue: The Polka Dot Gallery

An exhibition by Akinyemi Ajibade

March 14, 2019 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Wakariru’, An Art Installation by Wambui Kamiru Collymore, Mar. 24 – Apr. 30 2019 2019 @ Rosslyn Riviera Popup

One Off is proud to present #Wakariru in its POP UP SPACE at Rosslyn Riviera.

Dates: March 24 – April 30, 2019
Venue: Rosslyn Riviera Mall

The art installation is about the destruction of the language for everyday things and the accompanying loss of orally documented knowledge. It looks at memory and the forgotten history of the role of women in the Mau Mau war. The show opens at noon on Sunday 24 March.

March 14, 2019 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Desert Blues Meets Ethiopian Jazz Concert by the Pan African Pentatonic Project, Mar. 20 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: March 20, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

This is a musical journey from Nile to Niger based on Anewal´s desert blues and Girum´s Ethiojazz.

March 12, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Exhibition/Installation: Maliza Kiasuwa & L’équipée, Mar. 11-24 2019 @ Alliance Française Nairobi

Dates: March 11-24, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi

Maliza Kiasuwa is a visual artist of European/African ancestry. In her wall hangings installation, Maliza pays tribute to Mother Nature and womanhood; to the shared cycle of life and death, using natural objects like the loofah, wool and porcupine quills. The woman is the source and the centre of these powers.

Once again, Maliza philosophically transforms natural objects into contemporary artworks.

L’Équipée is a Nairobi-based studio founded by Lilo Chaumont together with her daughter Gus. In close collaboration with 19 Kenyan artisans, they produce furniture for both the African and European markets.

L’Équipée tries to find a balance between the calibrated, rigorous European design, and the bold ingenuity of the local craftsmen. Each piece is the result of dialogue between the artisans and the designers, each design is one of a kind.

Find more information, here.

March 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

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