This semester a small group of artists and art-appreciators among the USP staff and students are exploring and enjoying some of the current art scene in Kampala through a series of 'Art Friday' field trips around the city.
Our first 'Art Friday,' we visited a prominent Kampala gallery, Afriart and had the opportunity to hear from/speak with Daudi Karungi, the gallery owner and artist.
Daudi speaks to the students about the last ten years of being an artist/ curator and gallery owner in Kampala. Behind him on the wall is one of his paintings.
Discussing political agendas in art through this David Kigoizi rooster piece:
Ivuka Art Studio:
Our second stop last Friday was Ivuka Art Studio, a big house-turned-studio space/gallery where eight artists work.
Artist, Jjuuko Hoods explains his latest work dealing with issues that face Kampala as a fast-growing and developing city: traffic congestion, land use etc.
One of the artists discusses his use of texture in his work with Christina.
Close up of one of his pieces:
The artists speak to the students and answer questions about their own creative processes and what it is like working in a cooperative studio space:
Art changes lives!
A big thank you to the artists and their beautiful work!
posted by: Rachel Robinson, IMME Coordinator