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Dates: Starts on 20 August 2015
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Lake Basin Art Group (LBAG) once again holds it’s annual exhibition at Nairobi National Museum in collaboration with Kisumu Museum. The artists, who come majorly from Kenya’s lake region of Kisumu import a taste of originality in the museum galleries like a breath of fresh lake breeze. Visit the museum and enjoy a visual walk of the lakes-capes and activities of Lake Victoria.
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Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 15 – Kenya@50 Trends, Identities and the Politics of Belonging by Joyce Nyairo, Jun. 3 2015 @ National Museum
Dr. Nyairo will be joined by a panel consisting of Dr. JKS Makhoha (Kenyatta University), Dr. Garnette Olouch-Olunya (Technical University of Kenya), Dr. Charles Muiru Ngugi (University of Nairobi), Milton Obote Joshua (USIU), and Prof. Levi Obonyo (Daystar University)
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Exhibition Dates: May 21-31, 2015
Time: 8.30AM – 5.30PM
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply
No one can deny that our relationship with Africa was from the very moment the forced migration of Africans to America began. Our Liberator Simon Bolivar expressed back in 1817 “we are more an extension of Africa than of Europe.” The Bolivarian process inspired by President Hugo Chavez since 1999 inserted Africa in the daily life of the Venezuelan people.
The month of May is for Venezuelans a referential date on which we claim the contribution of Africa to our independence and our cultural diversity. For Venezuelans, Africa is a very important continent of our historical legacy. From May 1795 to May 2015. 220 years of libertarian insurgency of José Leonardo Chirino. A libertarian insurrection of blacks who sought to eliminate slavery. An insurrection which set a historic precedent for the independence of Venezuela.
The African Revolution Leaders poster exhibition aims to express the support and respect of the Venezuelan people for the great African leaders who spearheaded the liberation of Africa from imperialism.’ – H.E. The Ambassador, The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Exhibition Dates: April 1-6 2015
Time: Daily – 9 am – 5.30 PM
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
* Normal Museum Rates apply for visits after the opening night
On Tuesday, the 31st of March 2015, Kuona Trust in partnership with Barclays will officially announce the six finalists of the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier awards from Kenya, shortlisted from 773 entries within Africa.
The event which will be held at the National Museum of Kenya will showcase artwork from the top finalists alongside other pioneer artists in the Kenyan art scene, giving guests a glance of the vibrant contemporary and innovative art from artists in the country
About the Competition and Exhibition
The Barclays L’Atelier award is one of the most prestigious art contests in Africa. Having run in South Africa for more than 20 years, the organizers have expanded the opportunity to other emerging visual artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.
Beginning January 2015, artists aged 21 to 35 were invited to take part in the art competition. In Kenya, the Barclays L’Atelier art competition organizers have partnered with Kuona Trust Art centre to coordinate and facilitate the competition logistics.
Artwork from finalists in all 5 countries, including Kenya will be showcased at the Absa Gallery in South Africa before the winner is announced in June 2015.
The five prizes on offer consist of a 6 month trip to Paris, three merit award prizes and the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. Each finalist will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for a year.
For more information, visit: http://lateliercompetition.com/
Screening: The First Irish Kenya Film Festival, Mar. 15 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Date: March 15, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Time: From 10.30 am
Screening Time and Costs
10.30: “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – KES 100
Irish drama directed by Ken Loach set during the Irish War of Independence (1919- 1922) and the Irish Civil War (1922- 1923). Winner of the PALME D’OR at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
14.00: “The Secret of Kells”
Oscar nominated children’s animated film telling the story of a young monk Brendan who is learning to be a scribe and how he got the inspiration to complete the world famous Book of Kells. Perfect for children.
17.00: “Once” – KES 300
Irish Musical film (Oscar winner for Best Original Song) tells the story of the musical collaboration of a Dublin busker and a young Czech immigrant flower seller.
Irish musicians will be playing for a short time after the last film.
For Tickets Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Monikos Kitchen, Valley Arcade Nairobi.