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AT THE ROTARY ART EXHIBITION

It was great for me to participate in the annual fundraiser exhibition for Rotary Club of Muyenga. I was able to meet many artists including Uganda's 'masters' who have pioneered the batik art movement since the 60's. These included Mr Wasswa Katongole and David Kibuuka who has been doing batik art since early 80's and is currently doing a good job of uniting artists from a variety of media.

BRINGING PAST WORKS BACK TO LIFE

TITLE: SHARING KNOWLEDGE 3 (2012)
SIZE: 34 X 15 INCHES MEDIUM: BATIK ART ON COTTON FABRIC



   TITLE: FISH MEETINGS 5 (2012)
  SIZE: 35X22 INCHES
MADIUM: BATIK ART ON COTTON FABRIC

These 2 new batiks are reproductions of similar subjects that I did 2 years ago in 2010. The first ones were very popular and I sold them very fast. But these new ones look bolder and better. I will show these ones in the upcoming group exhibition on Nov 24/25 at Hotel Africana

INSPIRATION FROM NAKASERO MARKET

This new work will be among the new batik paintings on show at the Nov 24/25 at Hotel Africana Rotary International Art Exhibition. It was an inspiration I got after visiting Nakasero fruit market in Kampala. The area is always busy especially in the morning with farmers selling off their fruits and foodstuff to traders. There are two houses which accomodate a large number of the stalls. The rest of the activities are carried out in open air outside these 2 houses. This work shows you what you see immediately after entering one of the 2 fruit market houses, they are all similar. What captivated me most was the perspective made by row of pillars that support the building. The actual color of these in the market is fire-engine red. The other day I went back to the market after completing this work and I was so amazed by the scene, it felt like I was literally walking inside my painting.