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Exhibition: Your Name Betrays You by Wambui Kamiru, Feb. 19 – Mar. 8 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Your name betrays you
Exhibition Opening: 6pm, Thursday 19th February 2015
The exhibition runs until Sunday, 8th March 2015
Entry: Free

‘Your Name Betrays You,’ an art installation by Wambui Kamiru, intends to explore the origin of ethnicism and the invention of tradition as a purposely created classification of Africans by missionaries and colonial administrations, in much the same way that a guidebook would be written for birds.

It will look critically at what we call “other tribes” when we are behind closed doors. The root, development and how we have made these descriptions of the “other” a part of our lives.

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To view more of her work, visit her website

February 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Art Walk: Valentines Edition, Feb. 14 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Art Walk
The Art Walk is back for its second edition on Valentine’s Day 14th February 2015!

The event will feature approximately 30 artists exhibiting their astounding works around the Kuona Trust grounds in a garden exhibition.

Apart from the artwork on sale, the day will be filled with music from a live DJ, performances by spoken word artists, food and drinks will be on sale. Different vendors will be showcasing their unique products from jewelry to bags.

This will be the perfect venue to come and purchase that special gift before you head out to that dinner date you have planned

February 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Labyrinth by Jackie Karuti, Jan. 22 – Feb. 6 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Exhibition opens: 6pm Thursday, 22nd January 2015
The exhibition runs until Friday, 6th February 2015
Free Admission

Labyrinth explores the banality of life by use of repetition. It reflects a bored consistency with an implied journey to an unknown destination,borne out of being stuck in the same place, doing the same thing over and over again.

Jackie has chosen a variety of media to approach this thought provoking work by experimenting with both sound and video,installation art, as well as an interesting set of mixed-media pieces.

To view more of Jackie’s work,visit her website.

January 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Kuona Trust Open Studios + Workshops, Nov. 29 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Open Studios

The Artists’ Open Studio tour is a free, self-guided art adventure that is open to all art lovers, enthusiasts and collectors. It provides the public with an opportunity to interact with Kuona Trust’s painters,sculptors, fiber glass artists, photographers, print makers, jewelers, glass artists, portrait and caricature artists.

You also have a choice of five workshops to take part in throughout the day, including painting for both children and adults, card making, glass mosaic, mural painting and face painting.

All at discounted prices.

Lots of Food & drinks on sale as well as entertainment.

Date : Saturday, 29th November, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

November 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Freedom – A contemporary Sculptural Exhibition by Zambian Artist Tom Phiri, Nov. 27 – Dec. 15 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Freedom is an exhibition of mixed media sculptures by renowned Zambian artist,Tom Phiri.

Official opening : Thursday, 27th November 2014, 6pm- 9pm
Exhibition dates : 27th November – 15th December 2014

Phiri explores the concept of ‘Freedom’, using an approach that challenges the co-existence of different forms and the fusion of different techniques and materials; a reflection of the realities of life.
The artist challenges the debate around the ‘freedom’ to co-exist with the opposite elements in society and the respect accorded to these elements.

Phiri presents a body of work that may be interpreted in different ways and he welcomes the audience to explore their personal views.The exhibit is his reaction and contribution to a topic that influences many, ‘Freedom’.

November 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Stone Sculpting Workshop: With Tom Phiri – Zambia, Nov. 19-22 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Tim at Kuona
Dates: November 19-22, 2014
Location: Kuona Trust, Hurlingham
Duration: 10 AM- 4 PM
Price: Ksh 6000 for the Full workshop including meals

Maximum number of participants: 10
To RSVP call us on 0721262326 or email

This will be an absolutely unique opportunity to develop your sculpting skills from one of Zambia’s most recognized sculptors,Tom Phiri. This 4 days intensive workshop is a beginner’s class in stone sculpting and does not require previous knowledge in sculpture.

About the artist
Tom Phiri is Kuona Trust’s current artist in residence. Phiri launched his artistic career in 2003 and is one of the founding members of a group of stone sculptors going by the name Roots of Xpression, currently based in Lusaka. Find more information more here.

November 14, 2014 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

I am Kenya: An Evening of Music, Film & Fun – Maramaso, Nov. 14 2014 @ Kuona Trust

I am Kenya
Date: November 14, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 5-11 pm
Tickets: KES 1000 – Inclusive of two drinks, snack and contribution to I am Kenya Initiative.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

November 13, 2014 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

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