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Uganda's capital is hosting some of Africa's best contemporary artists. Dozens of works from across the continent are on display at the Kampala Art Biennale festival, and the quality of the art has been attracting international attention. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya reports
Social advocate and Ugandan artist Arthur “Mr. Art” Mugume is using his talents to empower the next generation. Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired Million Ways to Live: www.amzn.com/0989911136 Subscribe http://goo.gl/5nOXBS for more great videos on Million Ways To Live. *Inspiring Social Change with Art* Despite decades of social upheavals, Uganda has developed a vibrant and flourishing art scene. Local artists use their work for both self-expression as well as raising public awareness of important socioeconomic issues. Today on Million Ways to Live we visit the busy city of Kampala, where Arthur Mugume, a.k.a. Mr. Art, is using his art as a tool for empowering the next generation. *Watch More Here* Million Ways to Live: http://goo.gl/blHrEW Feats of F...
In uganda today, we come to dig out our ansestoral norms and ways as conveyed in artistic works of the people in Uganda. This is also to bring to you the beauty under the african continent, to show what really makes uganda cuturally superior and generally a norm abidding country. Art and craft is symbolic and stands for various classifications in Uganda's cultural history. NO WONDER IT IS THE PEARL OF AFRICA. FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY.
Art en craft are part of our culture. Crafts have been developed through the traditions of the people. Art and craft are a result of the feelings of the people responding to a variety of historical events and influences and the environment in a most spontaneous manner. Art is the creation of works of beauty through the application of skill resulting from knowledge and regular practice. Craft on the other hand is taken as an occupation, especially one in which skills or techniques in the use of the hands are needed. Craftsmanship in Uganda is a practice that has been passed down from generation to generation. It includes crafts like basketry, pottery, wood-curving and the like.
Travelled to Gwara gwara, Tororo, Uganda in November 2015 with UK based charity The Safe Foundation and documented their project and took numerous portraits. I came back a year later to celebrate this welcoming community by producing a photo street art mural at Romo house. http://dangreenphotography.com/
Landscape painters have often had to endure passersby peering over their shoulders while they work, but few visual artists invite people to do so. Here we look at a young painter in Uganda who is capturing the moment before enraptured audiences.
In an innovative program devised by artist Mathias Tusiime, over a hundrd children in the Kalerwe neighborhood of Kampala are learning to create art and make useful houseld items out of recycled materials
The Kung Fu culture is becoming popular among children of Wakaliga, a suburb on the outskirts of Uganda's capital Kampala. The children are not mastering the Chinese martial arts to defend themselves…. but to break into the country's action film industry. As it is in hollywood, the children call themselves stars of Wakaliwood after their Wakaliga village. CCTV's Michael Baleke has that report.
Community workshop by UCASDR
The most expensive art piece ever sold at an auction was by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. The series of paintings dubbed Women of Algiers had its Version O sold at 179 million dollars, approximately 630 billion shillings in May 2015. Its pre-sale value was 140 million dollars. The current owner of the painting remains anonymous. In 2013, British painter Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was sold at 142 million dollars. These records show how lucrative art can be as a business. Art is not well appreciated in Uganda but the artists hope to catch up with the West. Their humble beginnings are starting to set precedent Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.faceboo...
Dewe School of Art is a non-profit organisation providing education and training to people in Uganda. Wood carving is one of the core activities at the Dewe school of Art. Sserwanga Ben learnt to develop his skills in carving at the project and now he uses the place as his workshop. Here he practises his art, and also teaches other people. He carves using materials found in the local area including both soft and hard woods such as jacaranda and mahogany. The wood and treatment materials he uses are completely organic. Ben relies on money from his work to support his wife and baby girl. This film was taken while I was volunteering at the project in May/June 2010. Dewe is on the edge of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Africa.
Through Artfully AWARE, the Ugandan based AfA Africa Team continues to develop sustainable educational programs for these featured Tororo communities along with adults and children in Gulu, Northern Uganda. Please visit www.artfullyaware.org to learn more about their continued work in Africa. Hilary Wallis is the founder and Executive Director of Artfully AWARE (AfA), an international not for profit organization that connects communities, collaborates with local partners and generates positive change in peoples lives through advocacy events and innovative community development projects. Together with Ugandan artist Justin Igala, they created the Empowerment Through Art program in Uganda in 2006, with the goal of providing artistic services to members of vulnerable communities as a means ...
Born in Uganda, Benon Lutaaya is a Johannesburg-based visual artist working in a distinct and ever-evolving mixed-media style. He holds a BFA with Education from Kyambogo University, Kampala. Although known for his contemporary paper collage portraiture work, his technique is constantly evolving. ART AFRICA visited Lutaaya in his studio at August House in Doornfontein to talk about his journey as an artist, how art can address social issues and the importance of building a comprehensive profile.
In Uganda, one man is using old T-shirts to depict the beauty and splendour of Uganda's countryside. A lecturer in art, he's also advocating for a cleaner environment by recycling materials. CGTN'S Isabel Nakirya reports
PUBLICATIONS/EXHIBITIONS Ugandan Artists Group Exhibition - Notting Hill Gallery UK - April 2006 Ugandan Artists Group Exhibition - Deutsch Bank Atrium -3rd-18th March Freize Contemporary Art Show - UK 2008 Solo Arts Exhibition - Afri Art Gallery - May 2005 (Lugogo Show Ground)- UGANDA Solo Mini Exhibition - Lafataine Restaurant - March 2002 (Kisementi) UGANDA Illustration ILO Manual - Mekerere School of Industrial December 2002 (International Labour Org)and Fine Arts - Kampala UGANDA Exhibition "Presidential Elections" - Nommo Gallery 2001 2001 through the eye of the Artist" Kampala - 1st prize awarded with the paint Entitled "Uncertainty" Sanyu FM Logo Design Competition - Makerere University June 2000 - 1st awarded prize Kampala UGANDA All Artists Exhibition - Nommo Gallery...
At Rainbow we celebrate the creativity and artistic expertise of our students. This is a short snapshot of the art exhibition held in the school campus.