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The GoDown gallery will be hosting the “Kenya Burning Exhibition” from Monday 30th January 2012 for two months. The Exhibition revisits the gruesome images of the 2008 post election violence, lest we forget. For more information on the exhibit: http://www.thegodownartscentre.com/kenya-burning/index.html
The GoDown is also preparing for its first of several convenings on the theme NAIROBI- an exploration of its origins, highlighting how culture and the arts have, and continue to contribute to the formation and life of the city. A group of 20 participants will kick start this conversation on Monday 30th January 2012.
The GoDown is calling for artworks from visual artists based in Nairobi for the annual Manjano competition. The exhibition is running under the theme “Nairobi”. The works should be submitted under the categories of practicing and student artists with cash prizes being awarded for the top 3 positions in each category. Deadline for submission of works is 27th January 2012. The Exhibition will open at the Village Market on 16th February 2012 and run until the 26th of February.
Artists’ expressions in paintings, sculptures and mixed media are invited on the theme “Nairobi” for the annual Manjano Exhibition. The theme aims to draw out artistic expression that explores the diverse aspects the city of Nairobi – its people, the city environs and urbanscapes, the colours, textures and moods of Nairobi, the activities and lifestyles of its inhabitants, feelings the city evokes, etc. Here are the rules for the submissions:
1. A maximum of 2 pieces of work may submitted for selection in the Manjano Exhibition
2. The works should have been executed within the course of last year (i.e. since January 2011 and not any earlier).
3. Works may be submitted under any of the following 2 categories: Student or Practicing Artist.
4. Selected works will hang in the Manjano Exhibition and shall be judged. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 positions in each category.
5. Deadline for submission of works is January 27 2012. Works should be submitted at the GoDown Arts Centre, Dunga Rd, next to Giro Bank.
Manjano is organized under the auspices of the GoDown Arts Centre. For further enquiries contact:
Manjano Committee c/o Lima Mbai 555227, 555770
Or connect on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/278133812246209/
The GoDown & GaaraProjects Cordially Invite you to The Performance Lab Nairobi Draft Works Series # 01
Date: December 9, 2011
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre (along Dunga Road off Lusaka Road)
A memorable afternoon of Performance and Installation work. Directed by Opiyo Okatch, Featuring Local & International Choreographers like; Jared Onyango, Neema Bagamuhunda, Jack Atuloh & Adam Chienjo (Kenya), Julie Iarisoa (Madagascar), Frank Bakekolo (Congo Brazzaville) and Guedoum Djimbaye (Chad) amongst others.
This event is Supported by Institut Français, EU-ACP, Doen Foundation
The Girl Art project exhibition is inspired by the female form, presence and experience and will feature art work from three female artists: Kawira Mwirichia, Rummy Ireri and Shillah (Subira) Mombo
Venue: The Godown Art Centre
First set: Oct. 18-23, 2011
Second Set: Oct. 25-30, 2011
Third Set: Nov. 1-8, 2011
Contacts: facebook.com/girlartproject or twitter: @girlartproject
All proceeds will be donated to the children of Africa Hope Mission School, run under Riruta United Women Empowerment Programme (RuWEPO) http://www.ruwepo.org
The GoDown visual artists’ joint exhibition dubbed “Another Reason to Have a Party” officially opens this Saturday 22nd of October at 2.00pm at The GoDown Arts Centre. It is set to run until 30th November 2011. The exhibition aims to celebrate the inspirational creative energy that has resulted from the collaboration of established and upcoming artists this year. These works include oil paintings, soapstone and wood sculptures, metalwork and mixed media pieces. Entry is free!
For more details contact: 0726996200, 555770
Entry to the event is absolutely free and all are welcome.
Dates: July 23, 2011
Venue: The Go Down
Location: Dunga Road off Lusaka Road
Tickets: Ksh. 300
Finger foods and drinks available
A memorable evening of classics
Performed by: The Kenya Conservatoire of Music playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 William Kemoli and Eliazaro Otieno as soloists and Cantus in Choro Vocal Ensemble amongst others.
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