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NMK National Heritage Art Competition for youth 18 – 25 years old: Room for Giants – Art for Change, by Nov. 7 2014
Are you 18 – 25 years old?
Are you creative and innovative?
And are you ready to share your talent for a worthy cause?
Then Wild Life Africa (WLA) and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) are collaborating with Ibuka and Maller Market ltd to give you an opportunity to help promote the role of art in enhancing wildlife conservation awareness.
And how do we propose that you do this? By participating in the NMKNational Heritage Art Competition for youth 18 – 25 years old whose 2014 theme is “Room for Giants: Art for Change” and donating your winning piece to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.
Participation is encouraged from artists living in all regions in Kenya. The artwork must address conservation of wildlife. All submitted artworks will go through a panel of judges and only forty (40) artworks will be selected for the national competition and exhibition. The Gala will be held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in December 2014. The artworks will then move to Nairobi National Museum for a two months exhibition.
The grand prize is a fully sponsored world class experience of Kenya’s rich natural heritage in a top wildlife destination where the winner will spend quality time with an internationally renowned artist in a 2 weeks personalized art apprenticeship program; a unique combination of fun, heritage and art!
If you are interested in participating in this competition please read the concept and details below:
THE CONCEPT: “Room for Giants: Art for Change”
Room for Giants: Room for giants refers to the opportunity the project is providing for the conservation of Kenya’s magnificent wildlife. It also refers to the opportunity this project is providing today’s young artists as they forge their way to becoming tomorrow’s Masters.
Art for change: How can an artist use his creativity to create change in our society? Art for change is based on the principle of providing artists an opportunity to give back to the community. The project aims to use art to create positive change in the way we address conservation matters.
RULES FOR ENTRY:
• The artist is free to capture any aspect of conservation of wildlife in his or her best way using visual arts.
• Open to Kenyan youth between 18 – 25yrs old
• Size of work should range between 50cm x 50m and 100cm x 100cm
• Artist is free to use any material of choice that is durable and easy to transport
• Paintings on canvas should be stretched or framed, paintings on paper should be framed
• You should submit your art to Nairobi National Museums or any of these museums: Karen Blixen Museum, Fort Jesus Museum, Kisumu Museum, Kitale Museum, Wajir Museum, Nyeri Museum and Kenyatta House Maralal.
• Deadline for submissions 7th November 2014. Submissions made after this date will be disqualified.
• Artworks that do not adhere to the theme and concept will be disqualified.
• Selected artworks will not be returned to the artists and will be sold during the gala night to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.
• The following details should be submitted with the artwork (stick the information at the back of the artwork):
o Full name of the artist, telephone contact, postal address and email
o A brief write up about you.
o Title of the art work, and a description of maximum 100 words.
o Medium used (state whether you have used oil paint, water colour, stone, wood etc)
o Indicate that the artwork is for Room for Giants: Art for Change competition and Exhibition 2014
All participants will receive certificates of participation.
1st Prize: a fully sponsored world class experience of Kenya’s rich natural heritage in a top wildlife destination where the winner will spend quality time with an internationally renowned artist in a 2 weeks personalized art apprenticeship program.
2nd Prize: A tour to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve on the Kenyan Coast, the largest stretch of coastal dry forest remaining in Eastern Africa and the second in Africa in birdlife conservation. This package includes visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums in the coast region.
3rd Prize: A voucher of Kes 50,000 to purchase art materials
All the 40 young artists who will be selected for the national competition will also participate in an artist’s residency that will be facilitated by a team of East Africa’s top professional artists. The residency will happen at the end of the project and is aimed at providing the artists with a great opportunity for exposure and learning.
For more information contact any of the following:
• Ibuka on Tel 0714 169696 or 0775 241578. (browse https://www.facebook.com/ibukacommunity)
• The Art curator NMK on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also talk to the curator of an NMK museum close to you for assistance.
Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively
22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.
Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.
Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.
The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.
Tickets: Ksh 2,500
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International Day for Monuments and Sites: Free Entry to All Museum by Kenyan Citizens, Apr. 18 2014
April 18, 2014 which coincides with Good Friday is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a UNESCO World Heritage Day marked annually around the world. This day, held each year around the world is usually marked by having different types of activities, including but not limited to visits to monuments and heritage attractions sites.
The aim of this day is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.
The National Museum of Kenya will be marking this day by offering FREE admission to ALL museums for Kenyan Citizens.
Find more information on their Facebook Event page
International Women’s Day: Dedication Painting to Wangari Maathai – A Lady of Commitment, Mar. 8 2014 @ National Museum
The National Museum of Kenya invites you to view a dedication painting during the Celebration Of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014.
The masterpiece titled Wangari Maathai, A Lady of Commitment by Joseph Bertiers stands tall at 6ft x 8ft.
In honouring Maathai’s activities & achievements the masterpiece becomes a great source of inspiration for change and reflection on the economic, political and social achievements of women.
You are encouraged to find some time during the women’s week starting Saturday March 8th to visit and spend time with the painting. It is displayed at the Nairobi National Museum‘s lobby on ground floor.
The painting will be on display at the museum for a minimum period of one year.
Time: The National Museum is open daily from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
A Collaboration of National Museums of Kenya and VS Arts
The BIEA in Collaboration with The National Museums Of Kenya Joint Seminar: Digital Kitambo—Taking the Past into the Future at the National Museum with Dr. David K. Wright and Kristina Dziedzic Wright.
Chair: Dr. Edward Pollard, British Institute in Eastern Africa
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Time: 02.00 pm
Venue: The National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
Lake Turkana has long been recognized as a critical incubator of human cultural evolution. Although much attention has justifiably been placed on researching the nature of our early hominin ancestors, the region also hosts a rich record of fishing and early cattle herding cultures as well. Due to the long and storied traditions of archaeological research near Lake Turkana, a rich collection has been accumulated in the Nairobi National Museum. However, legacy archives need to be digitally curated and integrated into computer databases as the pace of archaeological research in Kenya accelerates. The “Digital Kitambo” project has begun developing an integrated archaeological database using early food producers of northern Kenya to develop the template for future digitization efforts within the museum. The project involves conversion of analogue collections into a relational database, photographing archaeological artifacts and creating 3-dimensional scans of selected artifacts. The Nairobi National Museum hosts one of the deepest records of the human past in the world, but will lead the way into the future in access and usability of collections databases.
Dr. David K. Wright
David K. Wright is Assistant Professor of African Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Art History at Seoul National University in South Korea. Dr. Wright is a geoarchaeologist with specialties in human-environment interactions, sedimentology, evolutionary archaeology and prehistoric African cultures. He has conducted research in eastern Africa and the American Midwest, Plains, and Southwest. He is co-PI on the Malawi Early and Middle Stone Age Project (MEMSAP) studying the behavioral transitions in hominids and early modern humans in northern Malawi. Dr. Wright also conducts research near Lake Turkana, Kenya and in the Mandera Mountains, Cameroon on human adaptations to Holocene environmental change and is the lead PI on a project in the middle Gila River Valley, Arizona called “The Archaeology of Dust.”
Kristina Dziedzic Wright
Kristina Dziedzic Wright teaches art history and writing at Seoul National University in South Korea, and works as a freelance curator. She is the author of Art, Culture, and Tourism on an Indian Ocean Island: An Ethnographic Study of Jua Kali Artists in Lamu, Kenya (2009) and recently co-curated the exhibit Sanaa ya Makaratasi (African Paper Art): Process, Substance and Environment at the Nairobi National Museum. Her academic research ranges from informal sector art and cultural commoditization in Africa to media art and the international biennale phenomenon. Over the last ten years, she has participated in a number of archival and digitization projects for the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission in Illinois, USA
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Exhibition: Love & Harmony of Kenya by S. Korean Artist Nam Eunju, Sept. 28 – Oct. 24 2013 @ Ecology Gallery – National Museum
Exhibition: Runs Until October 24, 2013
Venue: Ecology Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
Ms. Nam graduated from Young Nam University in South Korea with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in 1980 and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) in 1986. For eight years she lectured as a Professor of Fine Arts (oil painting and creative art) at Dong-Ah University in South Korea.
In 2001, Ms. Nam visited Kenya for the first time and was so impressed by the people and scenery of Kenya that she began a collection of oil paintings on Kenya, and held her first exhibition of Kenyan paintings in South Korea.
Ms. Nam has been actively painting since she was 15. As a student she won the first prize in a national competition which resulted in her receiving a full scholarship to study art in university. In 2008 Ms. Nam held two exhibitions, “To Kenya” and “Bible painting”; in 2012 she held “London Stories” a collection of paintings of the United Kingdom and Ireland after her travels.
Ms. Nam has exhibited her paintings in over 100 group exhibitions.
Nam Eunju’s blog: http://blog.naver.com/eunzunam
Performance by Musical Group from Oaxaca, Mexico: El Rincón de la Marimba, Sept. 17 2013 @ National Museum
Date: September 17, 2013
Venue: Anfitheatre, National Museum of Kenya
Time: 10 am
Entry: Confirmations at email@example.com
Performance of the children musical Group “El Rincón de la Marimba”, from Oaxaca, Mexico
The musical project “El Rincón de la Marimba”, from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is making an international tour in Africa, and now its Kenya’s turn to hear them perform. The musical project “El Rincón de la Marimba”, was created to strengthen the appreciation of children towards the marimba. This programme has promoted the creation of 16 child and juvenile marimba groups with the participation of almost 100 children from different communities of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Project is aimed at rescuing the marimba music of the regions of the Isthmus, Papaloapanand Sierra Juárez, in Oaxaca, where the instrument was in danger of disappearing.
The Mexican Council for Arts and Culture (CONACULTA) and Harp Helu Foundation has provided support for the continuous training of 42 children in performing the Mexican musical instrument “marimba”, under the guidance of professorSotero Ruiz. This programme is aimed at promoting the tradition of this music with the support of the families, community and the government.
This Project was awarded the Coming Up Taller 2008 Award, from the USA. In 2009, it participated in the Bogota Book Fair; in 2010, it performed in the World Expo in Shanghai, China, at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. and in the commemoration festivities of the Mexican Revolution.
In this regard, the Embassy of Mexico and the Nairobi National Museum have the pleasure to invite you to listen to this majestic performance of Mexican children between 12 and 15 years old, on Tuesday 17th September at 10am at the Amphitheatre of the said museum.
Please confirm your attendance to the following email firstname.lastname@example.org