Posts tagged ‘the godown art centre’

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

3rd Edition of the Kenya Art Fair 2016, Nov. 11-13 2016 @ Sarit Centre – Westlands

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Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre, Westlands
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
The third edition of the Kenya Art Fair is set to be the best one yet, showcasing vibrant and contemporary art by both emerging and established artists from the East African region.

Participating institutions, galleries, artists and art collectives include: Circle Art Agency, Diani Beach Art Gallery, the Art Space, the Godown Art Centre, Nairobi Bag Factory (Michael Soi), Polka Dot art gallery, Railway Gallery, Banana Hill Art Gallery, Fundi Art Gallery, Umoja Gallery (UG), Karibu Gallery (UG), Njovu Gallery (UG) Brush Tu, Liege Gallery, Fek Fek Gallery (UG), Photizo Gallery, Dust Depo,Wajukuu Art Project, Cyrus Kabiru Art, Samuel Githui, Kamal Shah, Gerladine Robarts, Yassir Ali,Moses Nyawanda, Peter Kenyanaya, Patrick Nganga, Academy of Graphic Technology and the Kenya Copyright Board.

Happening alongside this will be interactive art talks on issues around the visual arts facilitated by various stake holders, special site specific installations, a books area with exciting new art books, and a display of the best submissions from the Wasanii and Grafitti Art competition.

For more information, on the schedule and activities, visit the Kuona Trust website

November 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm 2 comments

The GoDown Gig ft. Anto Neosoul, Red Acapella & Kenneth Mugambi, Oct. 1 2016 @ the GoDown

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Date: October 1, 2016
Venue: October 1, 2016
Time: from 3 pm
No Cover Charge

September 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig and Nai Ni Who II Kick Off feat. Rabbit Kaka Sungura, Jun. 28 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

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The GoDown Gig also marking the Nai Ni Who II kick off

Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: The GoDOwn Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 2-8 pm

Performing Artists: Ythera, Octave Band and Rabbit Kaka Sungura

June 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Dance|Installation|Fashion: Transforming Transition, May 23 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Transforming Transformation
Dance, installation & fashion art piece show – Transforming Transition by Alacoque Ntome, Adam Ochienjo and Nur Jefwa alumnae of Go-Down’s Creative Entrepreneurship Programme.

Date: May 23, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30 pm
Entry: Free

May 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig feat. Dela, Yunasi & Kidum, Feb. 1 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

GoDown Gig
Date: February 1, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30-8 pm

Performances by: Dela, Yunasi & Kidum

January 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

Performance Lab #4: What Flags would you fly, Mar. 2 2013 @ GoDown Arts

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Draft Work Series Performance Lab #4: What Flags would you fly if your body was a country?

Date: March 2, 2013
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2-5 pm

http://performancelab.gaaraprojects.com

March 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment


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