Posts tagged ‘Christine Gitau’

Afrika Handmade Symposium 2016: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0, Oct. 2-16 2016 @ Alliance Française

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Dates: October 2-16, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

About
For the 3rd year running, Craft Afrika is proud to present Afrika Handmade Gallery, an artisan and design installation for home + garden.

The 2 week event opens Sunday October 2nd and runs until 16th October 2016 (including Saturdays and Sundays) at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi. Entry is free.

Featuring a prefabricated living pod, 15 new home decor collections and fine art from one of Kenya’s leading contemporary art galleries, the event aims to strengthen domestic market opportunities for local home interior brands.

Factors such as a negative perception of the sector, weak distribution channels and general lack of awareness have long suffocated the ability of local entrepreneurs to reach their target markets.

“Through Afrika Handmade Gallery, we are able to tap into collective strength in addressing some of these common challenges” says Christine Gitau, the project coordinator.

Taking up two floors and garden of the venue, the installation offers a carefully curated experience, complete with gallery guides and a professionally developed exhibition catalog.

Dottie Anangwe, the event manager says of the exhibitor selection process, “we began selecting early in the year, and are very proud of those who made the final cut. They have all been working very hard to create something special, so don’t miss this opportunity to see something truly spectacular.” she adds.

Afrika Handmade Gallery: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0

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September 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm 2 comments

Craft Afika’s – Afrika Handmade Symposium Pre-Launch Event, Aug. 14 2014 @ Shalom House

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Craft Afrika will on 14th August, 2-5pm, host a pre-event launch for the annual Afrika Handmade symposium.

About Afrika Handmade symposium
Afrika Handmade is developed as strategic activity under our market development program. The 2 day event, scheduled for 2nd-3rd October 2014, will seek to generate visibility for the contemporary craft and design sector in Kenya, thereby opening up new market opportunities especially at the domestic and regional levels.
It will also provide a rare opportunity for multi stakeholder discussions on a range of issues surrounding the craft and design sector in Kenya.

Entry to the launch event is free, though registration through this link is advised http://bit.ly/1sMTTgm.

For more information about Craft Afrika and our programs, visit our blog http://bit.ly/1jhuNzx

August 11, 2014 at 9:04 am 1 comment

Short Courses in Craft & Design by Craft Afrika, Application by Aug. 19 2013

New Courses
After running a successful 6 month training program for craftpreneurs, Craft Afrika has recently introduced short courses in craft and design.

Classes start 22nd August 2013 and run both daytime and evening. Course fees start from 2500 KShs and will be conducted at Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni road, off Ngong road.

For more details about course content, rates and benefits, visit www.craftafrika.org
Deadline for applications is August 19, 2013

Contact email: craft@craftafrika.org and tel. +254 732 98 22 26

August 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising Party: “Wish You Were Here” Campaign by CraftAfrika, Aug. 25 2012 @ Kuona Trust


Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 9am-till late
Entry: Free

Performances by: Maia Von Lekow, Christine the Jazzist, Valentine Ziki, Stan, and Sage

About
This is a party for the whole family with plenty of food, drink, music, art, craft making and buying.

For more information visit the Facebook event page

August 22, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Event: Creatives Garage Portfolio Review, Aug. 24 2012 @Pawa254 Hub


Date: August 24, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 5-7pm
Entry: Free

Creatives sharing their work
Corrine Muthoni – High profile hairstylist
Lilian Okado – Founder & CEO of Say Cheese Writers, an internet inbound marketing agency
Ziki O. – Afro-centric fashion designer
Christine Gitau- Craftpreneur and teacher in art and craft entrepreneurship
Baritone Kangwana aka Barry – Tattoo artist

For more info. visit: http://creativesgarage.wordpress.com/

August 22, 2012 at 11:05 am Leave a comment


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