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Taga interprets the totems of Uganda

The tradition of totems is practiced in many parts of the world but each region has its peculiar norms and customs tagged to this tradition.In Uganda, totems are practiced in many of the cultures and this is where artist Francis Taga Nuwagaba’s Me and My Totem painting project four years …

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KLA ART: Riding art to the market

One of the biggest problem art has faced over the years was a fact that the consumers didn’t know how and where to find it.The ones who could, have claimed art is majorly a tourist thing and rather too expensive and complicated for the locals.This may have been the backbone …

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Prof Kirumira returns with cultural artifacts

When professors at Makerere University’s Margaret Trolley’s school of Art give their all to an exhibition in terms of space, money and food, the art involved must be as rich as a massed African musical and as haunting as a village mansion – all those memories.No one could have imagined …

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Makerere exhibits Jewish community in Uganda

They say art is the ability to express oneself. Some have done this through fine art, poetry, music, dance and drama, but as time goes on, more genres of art have been explored. And if crazy Lady Gaga pulled off a vomit art stunt in a concert, it is proof …

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Bayimba festivities kick off

Seven years back, when someone first came up with the idea for a Ugandan festival of arts, it obviously looked obscene. Knowing a typical Ugandan culture towards art, the idea was meant to fail.In 2008, the first edition of the Bayimba International Festival of Arts was organized, though, even when …

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Recycling art exhibition finally here

Ever shocked by the beauty of toilet paper rolls, or saw the chicken formed by the egg shells, or witnessed coolest lion made by tires?At the beginning of the entire process, recycled art is not something beautiful, its messy and involves all those disposed off materials like, polythen, metals, plastic …

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Bwanika Peter: From the wild to your Living Room

At about 6am in the morning, I called Bwanika Peter to remind him of our scheduled inter­view. He had questioned my interest in him since he’s just an upcoming artist and more so, he doesn’t own a gallery or any spacious workshop like the top guns. I had noticed his …

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