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Exhibition: Theresa Musoke – Legendary Artist of Uganda, Until Oct. 1 2017 @ The Nairobi Gallery

Exhibition: by Theresa Musoke – Legendary Artist of Uganda | Photo via the Gallery

Dates: Until October 1, 2017
Venue: The Nairobi Gallery
Museum Rates Apply after July 8th 2017

Born in Kampala in 1942, at a time when few African women, let alone Ugandan women, were going to University, Teresa Musoke completed studies at Makerere University Department of Fine Arts, the best art school in East Africa at that time. She began receiving recognition while still an undergraduate with prestigious commissions like her famous “Birth Mural” at Makerere University Mary Stuart Hall, the National Parks of Kenya, and Entebbe International Airport. After graduation, Musoke received a Commonwealth scholarship to do printing in the UK where she earned a postgraduate diploma in printing from the Royal College of Art in London. She then took up residence in Kenya for the next 20 years where she exhibited at local galleries such as Paa ya Paa, Gallery Watatu and African Heritage. She held several exhibitions abroad, particularly in the Scandinavian countries where her distinguished works of romanticized wildlife in a moody mixture of abstract batik and oil painting won great acclaim. She taught art at Makerere University, Kenyatta university College, the International School of Kenya and several other venues.

In the process Musoke has been acknowledged as one of Africa’s leading women artists and has won many awards. Selected exhibits abroad include the Royal Academy of Art in London, The Hampton Institute in Virginia, USA, Botanic Museum in Brussels Belgium, and Africus-Johannesburg-Biennale, South Africa.

August 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

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

Painting by Martin Okoth | via the NMK

Dates: On Going – Until September 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.

July 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Untitled Exhibition by Brush-Tu, Jul. 30 2017 @ the Polka Dot

Opening: July 30, 2017
Venue: the Polka Dot
Time: 2-5 pm

July 27, 2017 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Pop-Up and Chill: Handmaker’s Market, Jul. 30 2017 @ 910 James Gichuru

Date: July 30, 2017
Venue: 910 James Gichuru
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Entry: Free

July 25, 2017 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Healing by Samuel Githinji, Jul. 30 – Sept. 3 2017 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Painting by Samuel Githinji | Via the Gallery

Opening: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The exhibition continues until 3rd September 2017

July 24, 2017 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

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

Book Launch and Art Exhibition: Visual Voices, Jul. 22 2017 @ Zen Gardens

Date: July 22, 2017
Venue: Zen Gardens
Time: from 2 pm
Tickets: Standard KES 2,500 and VIP 12,000

July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

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