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Creative techniques, Issue 020 May '12, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[30 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Arts and Heritage: Who owns what? Why we have to (be) care(fully)?

In the world of arts and culture nowadays, the term ‘heritage’ seems to be everywhere. Every country has its National Heritage, Tourist Guides are advertising World Heritage, and so on. If someone referrs to ‘heritage’, is it about preserving traditional knowlegde or is it about making money? What is this ‘heritage’ all about? Does an artist inherit something? Or a people?

Artwork critiques, Issue 019 Apr '12, Visual Art »

[30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Olubugo Reloaded: The push towards a new awareness | ]
Olubugo Reloaded: The push towards a new awareness

The exhibition ‘Olubugo Reloaded’ at FAS FAS Gallery is important because it presents artworks based on the bark cloth material with a focus on what place it has in Uganda and within the contemporary arts of Uganda. Art lecturer in fibers and weaving, Lesli Robertson of the University of North Texas, continues to see that bark cloth is finding stronger ground every year and it is through the work of Ugandan artists and designers that this material continues to elevate its place within contemporary art.

Issue 019 Apr '12, Special analysis »

[30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Ekisaakaate: Ganda culture holiday camp for kids | ]
Ekisaakaate: Ganda culture holiday camp for kids

The Nabagereka of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, initiated Ekisaakaate – a children’s holiday camp – in 2007. The purpose of this camp was to nurture respect and appreciation for culture and heritage, which is especially important in today’s modern society. Children are trained in etiquette, craftsmanship, games, dance and home baking as part of Ganda culture. Nakisanze Segawa reflects on the effects of such cultural programs for Ugandan families.

Creative techniques, Issue 009 May '11, Visual Art »

[28 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on How to prepare bark cloth using charcoal and leaves | ]
How to prepare bark cloth using charcoal and leaves

In this creative technique, Jjuuko Hoods will show you how to prepare a piece of bark cloth with a mixture of charcoal powder, sweet potato leaves and acrylic paints.

Artwork critiques, Issue 008 Apr '11, Visual Art »

[31 Mar 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Material Evolution: Ugandan Bark Cloth exhibition at the University of North Texas

The exhibition ‘Material Evolution: Ugandan Bark Cloth’ at the University of North Texas featured international artists and designers who create artistic works and everyday functional items from bark cloth, focusing on creating sustainable and environmentally friendly design solutions from a centuries-old process. Startjournal talks with curator Lesli Robertson.

Issue 007 Mar '11, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[3 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Where are the Ugandan female artists?

If you visited any of Uganda’s largest art galleries last year, you would see that the exhibitions were almost exclusively by male artists. Why is that the case? Startjournal has interviewed Lilian Nabulime, Venny Nakazibwe, Sarah Nakisanze and Jana Twinomugisha in search of reasons.