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Issue 006 Feb '11, Upcoming events, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Art and writing can change the world | ]
Art and writing can change the world

Art and writing can play a crucial role in the process of psychosocial transformation. Written language has a big influence on all kinds of communication. Also, art has often been described as a universal language, which ability to communicate transcends age, race or colour, educational, religious, political or geographical background. FairPen Uganda Foundation explains how the kids can use to use the pen and the brush during elections.

Issue 006 Feb '11, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Evolution of visual arts in Uganda

Uganda’s visual art scene, like the country’s history, has been through turbulent times. In this feature Harry Johnstone explores the evolution of visual art in Uganda. Harry examines Uganda’s historical differences with other regions in Africa, visual artists’ reaction to post-independence political struggle as well as the work of several contemporary artists.

Artwork critiques, Issue 006 Feb '11, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Art Criticism and Art History: A Symbiotic Relationship | ]
Art Criticism and Art History: A Symbiotic Relationship

Art criticism and art history are in-exclusive of each other. In art-making, the artist usually produces a visual statement which in turn becomes the subject-matter for a response or reaction from the observer. In this sense, a work of art may be considered a language.
Read Dr. Abel Diakparomre’s article about this matter.

Artist interviews, Issue 006 Feb '11, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Jewels in Motion: An interview with Sanaa Gateja

Sanaa Gateja is an artist truly designed for the 21st century. His ideologies of creativity are spot on the current global consciousness. Making art by recycling man-made waste materials. Empowering craftswomen all around Uganda by sharing his skills of beadmaking. Continuously improving his artwork or jewellery by constantly innovating. And combining art forms as different as music, fashion accessories, interior decor and visual art to express a holistic milieu where authentic African culture can be experienced. Not bad for a man whose artistic journey started in the late sixties.

Creative techniques, Issue 006 Feb '11, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
How to do Woodcut Printmaking using a Dark-to-Light Technique

Henry Mzili Mujunga shows you, step-by-step, how to do Woodcut Printmaking using a Dark-to-Light Technique. Woodcut prints are usually strong, simple designs in monochrome or in just a few colors. Because of this, woodcuts have the advantage of being easy to reproduce, which made them a popular form of illustration before modern printing methods. Click here to learn how to print dark-to-light.

Issue 006 Feb '11, Opinions, Visual Art »

[2 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Free Expression by Mzili: Secondhand goods- first class art

“If I were a wealthy artist, I would buy all the second hand vehicles stocked away in bonded warehouses around Kampala and turn them into a massive mobile art installation. Do not ask me for details of the project for that would most likely lead to plagiarism.” Henry Mzili Mujunga speaks out.

Artist interviews, Issue 006 Feb '11, Music »

[2 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on The Soul of a Man: Qwela Band’s Joseph Kahirimbanyi | ]
The Soul of a Man: Qwela Band’s Joseph Kahirimbanyi

Qwela is an Afro fusion outfit that has taken the music scene by storm with their upbeat. The leader Joseph Kahirimbanyi commands a strong contingent of talented individuals who have the potential to change the arts scene as we know it. Samuel Tebandeke Lutaaya talks to the musician.

Issue 006 Feb '11 »

[26 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Startjournal.org launches first 2011-issue on February 3rd | ]
Startjournal.org launches first 2011-issue on February 3rd

The START-team is happy to say we have a new collection of articles ready for the readers in the beginning of February. Sign up as subscribers to get the next issue delivered to your email.