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to last weekend when David Krut attended the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022! David called in to host a live interview with Uganda born artist Charlene Kumuntale () Charlene was showing her work with Afriart Gallery Kampala owned by Daudi Karungi – long term friend and collaborator of David Krut. 🎉

David and Charlene speak about her education in animation, her artistic practice, the use of digital art as a medium, the subject matter of her work, poetry, reading and so much more…
https://davidkrutprojects.com/62987/david-krut-podcast-charlene-komuntale-thinking-outside-the-box-and-beyond-listening-time-14-minutes

Featured images: 1. Red Dress. 2. Pastel Dresses. 3. Olive Dress. 4. Scarlet Dress.
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to last weekend when David Krut attended the Investec Cape Town Art Fair! David called in to host a live interview with Uganda born artist Charlene Kumantale. Charlene was showing her work with Afriart Gallery Kampala Gallery owned by Daudi Karungi – long term friend and collaborator of David Krut. 🎉

David and Charlene speak about her education in animation, her artistic practice, the use of digital art as a medium, the subject matter of her work, poetry, reading and so much more…

Emmie Nume collaborates with 8-year-old Theon whom he has been teaching art practice for the last few months.

Click the link to register - https://south-south.art/projects/

This intervention will be part of the 12-hour Interactive Drawing Event connected to the ‘I draw, therefore I think’ project curated by Jitish Kallat.

The Miro board is produced in collaboration with Open Window

Afriart Gallery Kampala
We love this work by Sungi Mlengeya. Contemplation is part of Sungi's debut solo exhibition "Just Disruptions“ which ends on 19 August 2021 at Afriart Gallery.

Image courtesy of the artist and Afriart Gallery Kampala

Ugandan artist Fred Mutebi uses parables and metaphors in his artwork to communicate important issues impacting the global village.

Proceeds from the sales of his artwork are used to fund rural, community-based programs and projects in Uganda.
-LAST CALL-

A new venue is coming to Kampala!

The Alliance Française and the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS Kampala are in the process of setting up their Basement! And to create a unique and welcoming atmosphere, we need your talents.

We are launching a Visual Artists competition:

1 - Apply before 2 May by sending an email to [email protected] - with a portfolio and a short description of your past work.

2- For successful applicants: The venue is open for you on 7th May to produce your work.

3- The winner will be selected by an audience vote on the 21st may during the premiere of the OPEN STAGE “The Base” happening during the French-German Week at AFK/GZK premises.

We can't wait to open this venue with your visual creations !

-Share and Spread this new-

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Available in three styles featuring artworks by Godfried Donkor (represented by Gallery 1957), Ajarb Bernard Ategwa (represented by Jack Bell Gallery) and Sungi Mlengeya (represented by Afriart Gallery Kampala).

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Watch their full videos on www.afriquecreative.fr

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Pour les entrepreneurs ougandais, 2021 se résume en quelque mots : atteindre le seuil de rentabilité et prouver leur concept au monde !

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To all artists, upcoming artists and those interested in art its a high time for you to get in touch with Afriart Gallery Kampala for their exhibitions and know more about wonderful art pieces together with the artists 😜

// ABU DHABI ART 2020 Afriart Gallery Kampala - Artists Richard Atugonza and Abushariaa Ahmed. Afriart Gallery is pleased to present two artists at this year's edition of Abu Dhabi Art 👇👇

// Richard Atugonza , an exceptional sculptor who has recently joined our gallery. Atugonza's current body of work from the series Imperfection perfections encompasses a selection of portraits depicting people in his life whom he sculpts in ubiquitous materials such as plastic bottles and charcoal found in his immediate environment to capture proportion, body movement and posture using the reverse technique. This begins with dressing his models with bandages to get the negative, after which he manipulates through clay as an ‘editing’ process to capture the figure’s expression in order to make a cast.

// Abushariaa Ahmed who works with inks on paper. In the series “Sudan 06-19”, the artist depicts the role of women in the Sudan revolution which reached its peak around June 2019. Women like Alaa Salah who led powerful protest chants that helped fuel the revolution that ousted President Omar al-Bashir from 30 years of authoritarian rule came to symbolize the integral role women played on the front lines of the pro-democracy protests, where they often outnumbered men.

// The exhibition is on view on Artsy from 19th till 26th November 2020 (https://www.artsy.net/show/afriart-gallery-afriart-gallery-at-abu-dhabi-art-2020?sort=partner_show_position)

For further details regarding the show, please email [email protected] to request available works document. 👏👏
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Today on the Programme:

Saturday 7 November, 2pm SAST | Gallery led Zoom tour: Afriart Gallery Kampala

Afriart’s Daudi Karungi will take viewers through the gallery’s presentation

Register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__n_xyctvQkqVbqFhx-ssrQ

https://linktr.ee/afriart_gallery The gallery was founded in 2002 by art director Daudi Karungi.

Afriart Gallery is a focal point of Kampala’s artistic community and provides a wonderful space to experience the exquisite art of Uganda. It is a leading private art gallery in Uganda focusing on the promotion of contemporary art from Uganda and the East African region as well as forging collaborations among artists in Africa and beyond. The gallery has showcased over 110 Ugandan artists whose ar

Tôm HÙM Alaska is now on WhatsApp. 09/12/2021

Tôm HÙM Alaska is now on WhatsApp.

Tôm HÙM Alaska is now on WhatsApp.

Signs of Sea Change at Art Basel Miami: More Galleries of Color 05/12/2021

Signs of Sea Change at Art Basel Miami: More Galleries of Color

Karungi of Afriart said that participating in the fair nearly 20 years after creating his gallery feels like an important milestone and that he hopes to serve as a model for other African galleries. “I started from the bottom in the industry,” he said. “And now we’re here.”
- Robin Pogrebin for The New York Times

Signs of Sea Change at Art Basel Miami: More Galleries of Color Changes to eligibility requirements enabled more diversity at the fair, which roared back for the first time since the pandemic.

04/12/2021

ART NOTES #15
Dominic Chambers (Artist & Collector)



Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.

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Some impressions from Sungi Mlengeya’s stunning solo booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, presenting a new series of works titled 'Unsettled Minds'!

The five paintings in the series are Huru, Mdoli, In Tune, Chipua and Play. The subjects in their varying poses portray diverse interpretations and fulfilment in being women; from compliance of expectations and obligations to discovery and self-awareness, experimentation and growth, caregiving and entertaining.

Over this diverse pot of ideologies is the importance of co-existence with each other’s definitions, as well as our past and present understanding of it, allowing ourselves and others the freedom to define and redefine it as much as needed in retrospect to changes that take place in our lives.

Visit us at Miami Beach until Saturday, 4th December 7pm.

An Art Fair Meets a Pent-Up Demand 30/11/2021

An Art Fair Meets a Pent-Up Demand

“We wanted to reflect society at large,” Mr. Spiegler [Mr. Spiegler, global director of Art Basel] said. ... He added, “It’s still not diverse enough, but we made real progress on this front.” He cited Afriart Gallery of Kampala, Uganda, as a debut of note. - The New York Times

An Art Fair Meets a Pent-Up Demand This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach brings collectors back while welcoming a more diverse group of gallery owners.

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Sungi Mlengeya () at Art Basel Miami Beach ()! Afriart Gallery is proud to present a solo booth titled 'Unsettled Minds' at the gallery's debut participation. The series of works by Tanzanian painter  Sungi Mlengeya tries to explore what womanhood means to the artist’s  muses – and how that translates to others.

Link in Bio to read more.

Find us in the ‘Positions’ sector at Stand P19.

Art Basel Miami Beach Public Days: Thursday, Dec 2, 2021, 11am to 7pm
Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021, 11am to 6pm

Image: Sungi Mlengeya, Huru, 2021, Acrylics on Canvas, 150x200cm, 
Courtesy of Afriart Gallery

   

In Opposite Styles, 2 African Artists Capture the Same Spirit 29/11/2021

In Opposite Styles, 2 African Artists Capture the Same Spirit

"Marcellina Akpojotor, of Nigeria, and Sungi Mlengeya, of Tanzania, explore female empowerment and the roles of women in African society."

In Opposite Styles, 2 African Artists Capture the Same Spirit Marcellina Akpojotor, of Nigeria, and Sungi Mlengeya, of Tanzania, explore female empowerment and the roles of women in African society.

28/11/2021

ART NOTES #14
Simon Njami (Curator & Writer) speaking about 'Kind of Blue', an exhibition he curated as part of Abu Dhabi Art 2021. His curatorial framework references Miles Davis' album from 1959 of the same title.

Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.

Image: Cyrille Choupas

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Henry ‘Mzili’ Mujunga has been shortlisted for the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize! With his work ‘Red Blanket and Devine’, he made it among the 30 shortlisted finalists.

Finalists in the running for this year’s Prize hail from 18 countries and a total of 336 entries were received from artists from 37 countries.

The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize organized by Norval Foundation and The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) celebrates the practices of leading contemporary artists and aims to benefit them by further increasing their exposure to an international audience.

The shortlisted artworks will be presented to the public in a Finalists Exhibition at Norval Foundation from 26 January – 28 February 2022.

The Prize aims to raise significant funds for the shortlisted artists and for Norval Foundation’s Educational Programme in an equal split through an auction administered by Sotheby’s from 15 – 22 February.

Image: Henry ‘Mzili’ Mujunga, Red Blanket and Devine, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 120x100cm

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address. 22/11/2021

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address.

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address.

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address. 22/11/2021

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address.

Tôm HÙM Alaska updated their address.

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Richard Atugonza () has been commissioned by Abu Dhabi Art 2021 to create a work which is currently installed in two location of the UAE: At Manarat Al Saadiyat, the event space of the fair and in the desert of Al Ain at Jebel Hafit Desert Park.

The work titled AT HEART BUT FAR is made up of two sculptures inspired by the tragic story of two lovers: Layla and Majnun. Here, Layla and Majnun become a metaphor of what many people around the world have been, and still are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Curfews, travel restrictions, or simply caring for our loved ones and therefore not visiting, has become a common experience. Many of us have felt isolated and separated from loved ones.

The artwork speaks about longing, about longing for reunions, about keeping friends and family in our hearts, while being physically separated and not being able to interact as we would wish to.

At heart but far is part of the Abu Dhabi Art Beyond commissioned projects 2021.

Richard Atugonza, At Heart but Far, 2021, Charcoal, sawdust, dried grass, resin, embroidered fabric
282 x 136 x 26 cm (Majnun, currently in Al Ain)
227 x 200 x 200 cm (Layla, currently in Manarat Al Saadiyat)

# richardatugonza

19/11/2021

ART NOTES #13
Charlene Komuntale (Artist) speaking about her ongoing series 'Not Fragile'

Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.

16/11/2021

Meet us at Abu Dhabi Art 2021 from tomorrow until Sunday! We are delighted to be part of Simon Njami's curated section A KIND OF BLUE and to present Richard Atugonza's commissioned work AT HEART BUT FAR!

Link in Bio for more detailed info.

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We are at Abu Dhabi Art 2021 with two artists from Uganda! Charlene Komuntale () and Richard Atugonza () represent a new, innovative generation of artists who challenge themselves to think beyond traditional materials and references – traditional, both in a local, Ugandan and in a global art-historical context.

Komuntale takes digital drawing to another level and through meticulous ex*****on enters the world of fine art. Her digital paintings deconstruct patriarchal narratives as shaped by culture, religion, and politics and provide a ground for inquiry and interrogation, and for visions of different futures.

Whereas Atugonza’s sculptures reflect the quest for locally sourced, recycled materials and eventually the process fuses people and the environment they inhabit.

Komuntale’s and Atugonza’s work is poetic, draws on subtle references to meaning, is quiet, yet boldly articulates a confident, inquisitive and self-reflective young Ugandan spirit.

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'Life through plants 1' by Henry 'Mzili' Mujunga () is the first of a series of two paintings. It shows the artists wife and child amidst a green, natural environment.

This work reflects how the artists draws much of his inspiration from his family and his immediate environment. The natural environment and human figures exist in the same space. They seem to complement each others existence as they allow the viewer to reflect on the importance of plants in our human existence and vice versa.

Objects and natural elements seem to be depicted and placed randomly, such as a dartboard in the background of the scene. This – a recurring element in the artists work – allows for a personal interpretation by the viewer of a deeply intimate, and personal scene. The viewer may notice the connection between the two people and they relate with their environment or, at the same time, may access the painting from the perspective of the green, natural elements.

As in the majority of the artists’ works, the viewer is given the task to finish the story – to relate seemingly disparate elements to each other and connect the dots – or may simply enjoy the richness of colour and emotion.

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Having always been a lover of art and drawing, it is only until Mona Taha () took part in the ‘Surfaces’ workshop at Afriart Gallery in 2018 that she started considering herself an artist. Mona graduated from Makerere University with a degree in Development Economics and has worked in logistics and family business until she decided – and put her foot down against family and societal expectations – to become a full-time artist.

Her work 'Untitled 6' (2021) is currently showing at . Link in Bio to visit the online fair.

03/11/2021

Art X Lagos is only one day away! Afriart Gallery presents two Ugandan artists at this year's edition: Mona Taha () and Henry 'Mzili' Mujunga ()

Both artists are keen to draw on realistic representations of human form to portray their message. Through this, the act of seeing and being seen, and the representation of
Black bodies in art is being redefined.

Most importantly, though, both artists assert their presence by sourcing subject matter from within themselves and their immediate environment. Therefore, they are presenting real life stories that talk, for instance, about daily family life, or, as in Taha’s self-portraits, contemplating personal struggles through one’s own body.

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Impressions from a fantastic theatrical performance by Acaye E. Pamela () and band during the closing day of the exhibition 'Iwang Sawa'. The exhibition was curated by Acaye and artworks were a collaborative effort by herself and weaving artisans from different parts of Uganda.

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Discover more of Emmie Nume () during on , starting from Thursday, 28 November 2021.

The drawing ‘I am’ by Emmie Nume is from series ‘Catching myself doing
something’ (2021).

The series marks a turning point in his practice as it solidifies his embodied approach to creating. The larger part of the series was created during a strict lockdown in Uganda and as movement and gathering were restricted, the artist found himself stuck in the same environment for weeks embracing everyday moments as points of inspiration.

Being an attentive observer of his environment and of himself, he allowed himself to rest his mind on question of ‘why’. Why is she sitting like this? Why does he rest his head in a certain way while talking? For every drawing an initial ‘why’ is posed. As Nume subsequently enters the phase of creating, his conscious mind lets go of the question and allows his hands and the material to enter a different way of thinking about the topic. “The hands become the brain”, as the artist describes this stage of the process and drawing becomes a subconscious act in which the conscious mind often catches
the subconscious doing something that, at first sight, is far off the initial ‘why’. As such, the process is a meditative one.

Image: Emmie Nume, I am, 2021, Mixed Media on Paper, 125.5x110 cm

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We are beyond excited for Ethel Aanyu's () participation in ! The fair is hosted by from 28 October - 7 November 2021.

Link in Bio for more info.

Ethel Aanyu is a Ugandan photographer living and working in Kampala. Her creative process begins with a question that arises or that she intentionally calls to her mind. She describes that what we see in her work is similar to talking to oneself, mentally conversing, in various ways, sometimes in form of a heated dispute, other times as a gentle conversation. The negative and positive layers in the photographs each represent one of the conversing parties.

During the staging process the mind enters the emotion(s) that inspired the particular work. It becomes a performative action made up of recollection, introspection, staging and eventually editing the final image.

There is no final answer presented to the questions she asks. Rather, the artist is carving a space in which one doesn’t have to be one or the other – a space in-between within which one can find comfort and calmness amidst tension, ambiguity and hybridity. She dissects complex emotions in visual form, creating piercing and proud images that give a human face to intricate topics.

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FNB Art Joburg () – online on | 28 Oct. - 7 Nov. 2021 | with Ethel Aanyu () and Emmie Nume ()

2021 marks the 14th edition of FNB Art Joburg who have once again partnered with Artsy to host this year’s online fair. The online fair which launches on 28 October will be free and open to the public until 7 November. This year’s fair boasts 37 exhibitors from 14 countries.

Link in Bio for more info.

23/10/2021

ART NOTES #12
Ingrid van Galen (Collector)

Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.

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We’re excited to announce the launch of “African Artists: From 1882 to Now”, a publication by Phaidon (). The book features the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in
Africa, including Sungi Mlengeya ().

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Respost from .
SOUTH SOUTH PROJECTS ‘I draw, therefore I think’ presents a 12-hour Interactive Drawing Event on 23 October 2021 from 8AM GMT!

This event will see emerging and established artists contemplating thematic curiosities present in their own practice as well as reflecting on site specificity within the architecture of a natively online form of display. Following a short introduction by Kallat () at 8AM GMT, viewers will be able to see and participate in performances and live drawing on the Miro board accompanied by Zoom conversations hosted by the artists and their galleries across the 12-hour period. Artists include Nikhil Chopra (.chopra.artist) who will present an ongoing performance across 3 time slots throughout the day, as well as interactive drawing interventions by Hung Fai (hungfaivito), Wai Pongyu (), Shamilla Aasha (), Nolan Oswald Dennis (), Eimei Kaneyama (.eimei.k), Jiieh G Hur () and Emmie Nume ().

Link in bio to register.

Miro board produced in collaboration with the Open Window Institute ().

This project is curated by Jitish Kallat ().

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Pay us a visit at at Somerset House London this weekend! We are presenting works by Collin Sekajugo (), Mona Taha () and Richard Atugonza ().

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1-54 Art Fair London () is opening its doors today! We are excited to show new drawings by Mona Taha () in our booth at Somerset House!

For Mona, drawing is a therapeutic process and outlet for Mona. She is drawn to themes that revolve around her personal introspection and struggles as a woman, as a Muslim woman, wife, mother, and daughter. Themes around gender, femininity, self-discovery, self-awareness and social identity come to the fore and become a reflection of her personal process of learning to accept and embrace her true self.

As much as her work is deeply connected to her personal growth and discovery, it is also an encouragement for others, especially to women, to find the courage to discover and accept themselves, to find clarity and the confidence to put themselves first – despite society’s expectations and prescribed roles.

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One day to the opening of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London () and we can't wait to present Collin Sekajugo’s () new works! Link in Bio for more info on the fair.

Being a multi-media artist, Sekajugo works largely on the subject of identity situating it in his locale. His artworks explore issues of social, cultural, economic and political identity within a larger context of the globe.

The artist often times deploys his figure as a central character in his painting collages as a metaphor for his multi-ethnicity and to counter the prejudices that accompany such a complex identity. He also masks his subjects face or certain body parts to symbolize the dichotomy of identity versus discrimination based on ethnicity or social class.

Image: Collin Sekajugo, Second fall 1, 2021, Polypropylene patches, photo print on cloth and acrylic on canvas, 197 x 152 cm, Courtesy of Afriart Gallery


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We are thrilled to announce Richard Atugonza’s () participation in the exhibition ‘Redefining the Trend – Histories in the Making’ currently taking place in London as part of .

The exhibition explores how new artistic practices from Africa and the Diaspora contribute to the defining of present aesthetics, discourses, and creative processes while opening new chapters in the continent’s art histories.

Bringing together works created over the past year, during what we have come to know as ‘unprecedented times,’ this exhibition looks at how artists navigate the unknown through artistic visions that reassert their creative approach and allow scope for experimentation.

The selection of works emphasizes the variety and richness of the materials used and techniques developed by the artists. Through this, coming to the fore are personal and collective histories, and societal issues, envisaged from reflective, abstract, and process-based perspectives.

‘Redefining the Trend’ posits practices at a particular moment that is both contemporary and historical. It also anchors them in a context that is producing ruptures from which only something new can emerge.

The exhibition is on view during 1-54 London 2021 at Christie’s, London.

Christie’s
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

Date: 9 – 15 October
Monday to Friday 09am – 5pm
Weekend 12pm – 5pm

08/10/2021

Afriart Gallery is looking forward to presenting Mona Taha, Richard Atugonza and Collin Sekajugo at this year's 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.

This ninth will be presenting work from 48, leading international galleries from 23 countries across Europe, Africa and North America: Angola, Belgium, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States. Among the exhibitors this year are 20 galleries from Africa, a record number of galleries from the continent.

From Thursday 14 – Sunday 31 October 2021, works from 1-54 will be available to purchase and view on for an extended period of time following the close of the official show.

1-54 London Public days:
Saturday 16 October
10:00-20:00
Sunday 17 October
10:00-18:00

www.1-54.com/london

Art Notes #10 - Serge Tiroche (Collector) 07/10/2021

Art Notes #10 - Serge Tiroche (Collector)

ART NOTES #10
Serge Tiroche (Collector)

Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.
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Visit www.africafirst.art to learn more.

Art Notes #10 - Serge Tiroche (Collector) Art Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters...

29/09/2021

Emmie Nume () shares his thoughts on drawing in his practice. 

Nume draws the initial inspiration for the works of his series ‘Candid’ from photographs. Then, he allows for an unknown trajectory as the drawing begins to evolve. A man may turn into what our cultured minds register as a woman, a man into an androgynous being, a smile can become a stare and so on. His passion and intention is in the experience, which is the experiment of constant learning and unlearning. “Every creation,” he says, “is a new experience, something new learnt.”

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Emmie Nume is a Ugandan artist born 1999 and living in Kampala. His paintings and drawings reflect a deeply intuitive practice. While focusing on portraiture, he captures the essence of emotions through spontaneous and free expression – devoid of any meticulous formal and academic calculation of his figures. Mainly working with acrylics on canvas and paper, he adds spontaneous use of collage and found objects and other media and techniques to his works. 

Nume’s personal experiences act as a point of departure for his visual expressions – a language that interrogates the internal, the intimate, as it yields a way to surface the unseen and to communicate to the viewer. He is a storyteller, creating scenes with an oozing aura, vulnerable and full of softness and nuance. Empty gazes into nowhere and moments in which the world goes about its usual routine while one’s own seems have come to an uncomfortable standstill, speak, at a closer look, of change and evolution.

Link in bio to view Nume's work along with 59 other artists.

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Emmie Nume, Candid 6, 2021
Part of 'Candid' series 
Mixed media on paper
Courtesy of the artist and


Reposted from

25/09/2021

ART NOTES #9
Trevor Mukholi (Ugandan curator & writer)

Notes by AAG is an online series featuring voices from the AAG community: artists, our staff, clients, friends, fans, collaborators, peers and supporters. We are excited to share the diverse voices from within the community, to create space for sharing thoughts, knowledge, ideas and inspiration – all about art. DM if you wish to contribute.

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Currently showing: 'Iwang Sawa' (Alur for: 'In the eye of time')

The exhibition showcases contemporary artworks and installations which are made out of natural fibres like banana fibre, palm leaves, sisal, raffia, stripped sorghum stems and reeds. These materials are traditionally used by Ugandan artisans to create everyday functional objects like mats and baskets.

This collaboration between Acaye E. Pamela () as the curator/artist and artisans involved the commissioning of weaving artisans to make woven materials. The materials like Mikeka rolls, Biibo, woven rings and Bikapu were then curated and repurposed into non-functional pieces.

Iwang Sawa’s narrative is a multi-layered one, involving aspects of making, heritage, time, meaning, purpose and innovation.

Image 1: 'Acaye' (Alur for ‘Positive pride’), 2021, Woven serving tray from banana fibre, palmleaves and raffia, basket handles

Image 2: 'Bamutenda!' (Luganda for ‘They praise her!’), 2021, Baskets woven in Kyakii style, Mikeka woven in Kalanami style

Image 3: 'Banange' (Luganda for ‘My people’), 2021, Different weaving styles and formats, mostly from Buganda

14/09/2021

Exhibition opening on Saturday, 18th September 2021 at AAG on 7th | 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Iwang Sawa (Alur for: “In the eye of time”) showcases contemporary artworks and installations which are made out of natural fibres like banana fibre, palm leaves, sisal, raffia, stripped sorghum stems and reeds. These materials are traditionally used by Ugandan artisans to create everyday functional objects like mats and baskets.

This collaboration between Acaye .E.Pamela as the curator/artist and artisans involved the commissioning of weaving artisans to make woven materials. The materials like Mikeka rolls, Biibo, woven rings and bikapu were then curated and repurposed into non-functional pieces. The pieces assume conceptual meanings and draw on aesthetics of form, shape and texture.
Iwang Sawa’s narrative is a multi-layered one, involving aspects of making, heritage, time, meaning, purpose and innovation.

The element of time is crucial since most Ugandan woven crafts are made from natural fibres. Time is reflected in how long the raw material takes to grow into harvest, its preparation from harvest to drying, dying, positioning, plotting , design, and finally the time it takes to weave, twine and knot these materials into craft products. And, when one considers the fact that, the many patterns used, especially, in mats have been passed down from generation to generation. Or, that the skills in weaving and basketry have been here since before time remembers us; then, one realises that Iwang Sawa is, after all, a call towards heritage preservation and a celebration of the same.

The artworks in this exhibition are made by at least 30 women from Gulu, Kigorobya, Kyotera, Luwero, Mukono, Kabarole and Kampala in Uganda.

Besides a physical exhibition, Iwang Sawa also features a podcast and documentary series which follows the journey of these re-made, woven artworks from the wetlands, where the materials are sourced, to the gallery.
Acaye E. Pamela Kerunen was awarded with a curatorial fellowship from Newcastle University to research and execute Iwang Sawa.

Afriart Gallery is delighted to support this exhibition as a way to open doors for various communities and to bridge a gap between the traditional and contemporary worlds within visual artistic expression.

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