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Exhibition: HOPE – A Story of Courage & Sacrifice with paintings by Yegonizer, Apr. 13 – May 30 2017 @ Nairobi National Museum


HOPE: A Story of Courage & Sacrifice with paintings by EVANS YEGON Popularly known as Yegonizer

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 am
Free Entry

Exhibition continues to May 30, 2017
Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Normal rates will apply

About
This Easter, we are going back in time, way back in time! 2,000 years ago to be precise. Join us at the Nairobi National Museum for an eye opening exhibition on the story of Easter. The exhibition opens on the 13th of April till end of May. There will be fun family activities on the 15th and 16th of April.

This fascinating story is told using a series of paintings by Evans Yegon and a collection of objects associated with Easter.

Evans Yegon, pseudonym Yegonizer, was born in Bomet Kenya in 1985. He studied fine art at Buruburu Institute of Fine Art (BIFA) and turned professional in 2008. Yegonizer is associated with Ivuka Art Centre Kigali and has exhibited his work extensively locally and internationally. His themes are mainly landscapes, portraits and religious art. He is currently based at the GoDown art centre.

Working in acrylics on canvas Yegonizer’s narratives are enigmatic and intense. The remarkably contemporary abstract realism he applies generates a compelling and daring effect. Working his backgrounds in seemingly random strokes, Yegonizer’s riotous disorder is a really thrilling way of making a realistic artwork additionally abstract.

The combination of Yegnoizer’s dominant paintings with the solemn objects of Christian reverence displayed in this exhibition creates a contrasting atmosphere of outward freedom and inward reflection.

This exhibition is not intended to convert the museum gallery to a religious shrine but rather to celebrate the season of Easter and provide museum visitors with an opportunity to enjoy beautiful art while learning about the origin of Easter and its relevance to Christians today.

April 13, 2017 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

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Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Digitized by Adrian Nduma, Apr. 7 – 24 2016 @ National Museum

Digitized by Adrian Nduma | via the NMK

Digitized by Adrian Nduma | via the NMK


Opening: Thursday 7 April 2016
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: from 6.30pm
Free Entry

Special Guest: Charles Murito, Country Manager – Google Kenya

Exhibition continues to 24 April 2016
Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Normal rates apply

April 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Bobby Pall & Kenya Red Cross Society, Oct. 8-31 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

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Photographic Exhibition: BOBBY PALL: KRCS:

Opening: October 8, 2015
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum. Museum Hill
Time: 6pm

Until: October 31, 2015

About
An exhibition of photographic prints on canvas that tell a story of adversities, hope and change.

“Through my photography I seek to document the voice of today issues and to share with others the beauty and diversity of the world through my eyes” – Bobby Pall

October 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paintings by Moses Mungai, Until Aug. 6-31 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Painting by Moses Muigai | via NMK

Painting by Moses Muigai | via NMK


Dates: Until August 31, 2015
Venue: Creativity Gallery – National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
Moses Muigai graduated from Creative Art Centre in 2002. Moses comes from a family of artists. His father was a blacksmith and his siblings are artists too. Using impasto, cubism techniques and palette knife, Moses creates a sense of harmony across his colourful figures.
In 2014,the Kenya Wildlife Service invited Moses to open The Heritage Art Gallery at the Mt. longonot National Park in Kenya’s Rift Valley.

The gallery showcases a diversity of Kenya’s art.

August 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Nobody can Stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin, Feb. 9-28 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Nobody can Stop Reggae | image via NMK

Nobody can Stop Reggae | image via NMK


Nobody can stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin

Dates: February 9 – 28, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

How important is reggae to Africa? And why is it so popular?
Reggae has its roots in ancient African musical forms and since its appearance in Jamaica in the late 1960’s singers have constantly paid tribute to Africa.

African reggae has a history of carrying strong messages on social, cultural, spiritual and political issues in society. But does it have any effect?

This exhibition of paintings ‘Nobody can Stop Reggae’ by Oliver Okoth Martin is inspired by reggae music and while paying homage to the Reggae month of February provokes thought to reflect on the meaning of reggae to our own society.

February 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Lake Basin Arts Group, Sept. 18-30 2014 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Lake Expo! by Lake Basin Artist. | Pic. via NMK

Lake Expo! by Lake Basin Artist. | Pic. via NMK


Lake Expo! An exhibition by artists from Kenya’s Lake Basin at the Nairobi National Museum

Dates: September 18-30, 2014
Venue: Creativity Gallery

Lake Basin Art Group (LBAG) is a unique Group of Artists who come majorly from Kenya’s lake region of Kisumu

September 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

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