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Blankets and Wine Nairobi Festival, Dec. 10 2017 @ Uhuru Gardens

Date: December 10, 2017
Venue: Uhuru Gardens
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Tickets: advanced tickets – KES 3000, and door tickets – KES 3500
Advance tickets available here

Performances by: Shekhinah – South Africa, Maia and the Big Sky – Kenya, Niniola – Nigeria, Beraccah – Kenya and Odinareh Bingwa – Kenya


December 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

Group Exhibition by Beatrice Wanjiku, Peterson Kamwathi, Paul Onditi, Gor Soudan, Justus Kyalo, Onyis Martin & Samuel Wanjau, Dec. 10 2017 – Jan. 21 2018 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Red Hill Art Gallery Exhibition | Image via the Gallery

Exhibition Opening: December 10, 2017
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Exhibition by: Beatrice Wanjiku, Peterson Kamwathi, Paul Onditi, Gor Soudan, Justus Kyalo, Onyis Martin and Samuel Wanjau.

The exhibition continues until 21st January 2018

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

From City Centre Matatu No 114. Stop ‘Posta’
The gallery is open daily from 11.00 to 5.00 pm

December 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Graffiti Session at the National Museum with the BSQ Crew! Dec. 8 2017 @ National Museum

BSQ at the NMK | Image via the NMK

Date: December 8, 2017
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2 pm

The group will also have an exhibition – NextGen – at the Museum, Creativity Gallery – running until January 15, 2018

Join the artists on Friday 8th December at 2PM for a fun and interactive graffiti session in the gallery!

The bomb squad crew (BSQ) is a street art group consisting of young Kenyan artists. The group formed in 2011 and hails from the city streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It is made up of members with a passion and love for art, specifically mural work and graffiti. The exhibition titled NextGen is BSQ’s first major exhibition. The public is invited to join the artists on Friday 8th December at 2PM for a fun and interactive graffiti session in the Nairobi National Museum’s Creativity Gallery!

NextGen is an exhibition about the next generation, a generation that has forgotten the beauty of our culture. The artists use a variety of techniques in collaborative and individual works to investigate how our culture is affected today by the mixture of traditional and technological influences.

BSQ hopes to show museum visitors that street art is not only for vandalism but can be displayed in a museum gallery to express and address different societal issues, in this case to portray how technology has affected our culture both positively and negatively.
BSQ have managed to carve up a name for themselves as the most energetic, inspiring and creative art crew in East and Central Africa. BSQ is a group of young Kenyan artist formed in 2011.

December 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Portraits of Heroism, Dec. 5-20 2017 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 5-20, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

December 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Urban Perspectives, Dec. 2-15 2017 @ BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road

Opening Date: December 2, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs from 2-15 December

November 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Artists for Refugees, Nov. 22-27 2017 @ Alliance Française

Dates: November 22-27, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

Music Concert by Octopizzo
Date: November 25, 2017
Venue: Alliance
Time: 4 pm
Entry: Free

In 2015 UNHCR launched the ‘Artists for Refugees’ initiative to promote and nurture musical and artistic talent and ability among refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya. The project aims to empower refugee artists, by providing skills training to promote self-reliance, with the hope of giving refugees an opportunity to derive a living from their talents. To date more than 300 refugees have been trained in music and 100 in visual arts.

Join Octopizzo, the lead music artist, and musicians from Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps and those residing in Nairobi on Sat. 25 November at 4 pm for a music concert highlighting the musical achievements of their work together.

Have you heard of the LuQuLuQu campaign – a home grown solution to Africa’s refugee crisis. Centred on the African philosphy of ‘Ubuntu’ or ‘Ujamaa’, the movement invites people to take ownership of the refugee and displacement problem through simple everyday philanthropic actions to promote self-reliance and independence.
Find out more:

November 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Blue, Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully Blue, Nov. 25 2017 – Jan. 15 2018 @ One Off Contemporary

Private View: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Exhibition Run: 25 November 2017 – 15 January 2018

Featuring works by: Richard Kimathi, Kyalo Justus, Anthony Okello, Ehoodi Kichapi, James Muriuki, Rashid Diab, Dickens Otieno, Timothy Brooke and James Mbuthia

November 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

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