Thanks to the Artists Tipsy Chamberz, Stacey Gillian and Denis Mubiru, Kampala / Uganda for participate in The NALA Project.
Thank you for your trust, Interest and your effort.
(Not in the Photo are Stacey Gillian )
The Artists are: Tipsy Chamberz (left), Denis Mubiru ( center) and André Pilz ( Papa Nala) right. Tipsy and Denis received their Certificate of Participation.
If you want to meet the Ugandan Artists, than you are right here. (see below)
Thanks to the Artists (3rd year students) from Margeret Trowel School of Industrial and fine Art, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda for participate in
The NALA Project.
Thank you for your trust, Interest and your effort.
The Artists are: Catherine Akello, Abel Rutaro, André Pilz ( Papa Nala ) Martin Agaba, Peter Okello, Ssekitto Emmanuel Kalule, (from left to right)
Thank you very much
André and NALA
Stacey not submitted any photos yet.
Since 2012 Stacey Gillian’s sculptural work focuses around gender misconceptions and inequality.
The core of her work is very metaphorical; a spider split in half in self-conflict,
Twisted (2014); a female figure struggling to stand up,
Gender Equality (2012) and a marabou stalk attempting to fly,
She works with glass as a principle medium because it illustrates both the fragility and defiance in her personal experience as a sculptor. On completion of her works Gillian feels as if she has overcome something either physically or emotionally.
In many rural areas of Uganda, people live by traditional and conservative values, which many of restrict and deprive and oppress women of expression.
Because of this Gillian creates her sculptures with both men and women in these communities in order to create a dialogue about gender equality.
During the production of Empaako cultural Monument (2014), Gillian received lots of negative feedback and verbal abuse from local men who believed a woman was not supposed to make sculptures.
Yet in defiance to these comments she continued to work and a local radio station picked up on it. After this the men started to interact with her and support her with her work.
Gillian hopes that her work will inspire other women to be bold, assertive and defiant.
Nkumba University School of Commercial Industrial Art and Design
2015, Women’s Day Art Exhibition, Magezi Art Gallery Kampala Uganda.
2014, 32 East Ugandan Arts Trust KLAART Festival.
2014, Trajectory of Spiritual and Secular X‐mass Group Show, Makerere Art Gallery Kampala / Uganda.
2014, Sadolin MaBarti/German Cultural Society Art Challenge Kampala Uganda.
2013, Laba Arts Festival.
X‐mass Art Sale Group Exhibition, AKA Art Gallery Kampala Uganda.
2012, Group Final Students’ Art Show Nkumba University School of Art Entebbe Uganda.
Private Collection, Masaka Uganda.
Private Collection, Entebbe Uganda.
CURATORIAL ART PROJECTS
2015, The NALA An African Art Project .
2014, Guy Wa Chapati Interactive Youth KLAART Art Workshop. Nommo Art Gallery, Kampala / Uganda.
2014, The Kampala Tie, Laba Arts Festival Kisementi‐Nsambya Kampala Uganda.
2013, Painting Festival Spaces, Bayimba International Arts Festival Kampala Uganda.
There are Paintings that stem from memory and from a somber look at the Human Condition. Paintings that are about the pleasures that crowd I upon the pessimism everywhere – and the confusion of contemporary urban life, that crowd in and refuse to be ignored. For me art is not based on a number of static concepts. It changes and extends its boundaries in response to the shifts in the intellectual, emotional and social situations of each period in time.
I would like to use my Art to define what I am about each time I paint, let it speak on its own, express ideas, thoughts, dreams, and life experiences that different individuals go through in Kampala thus empowering them to return to their true cultural Heritage.
Name: Kimera Hamuza aka Tipsy Chamberz
Work: Tipsy Arts.
Education: Diploma industrial Arts and designs.
About: I am a young creative and innovative man, born 1st February 1991.
I Started doing commercial Art in 2009 way back in highschool. I have participated in many Art festivals and exhibitions both in my country and outside my country.
For example: Laba Art festivals, Jamafest, Bayimba And many others.
I am always avoiding what other people say about me and I always look forward cause I never look back.
I live by 2 motto's i.e #creativity is priceless and les more.
A while back I did not know of it, And how it sounded like, How connected it would make me feel, How life can be changed with the slightest of moments...
I got to know even how it sounds like, and I am connected to the NALA project .
I was born 21 years back in Rubaga a division of Kampala district where is have stayed for most of my life . i started doing art way back like 13 years when i used to illustrate movies in exercise books in primary and when i joined secondary i dropped it up to form five when i was given a course combination that contained art in 2011 ever since then i have never looked back . 'ITS ONLY ONE LANGUAGE THAT THE WHOLE WORLD SPEAKS WHICH IS ART LET US SPEAK IT SO THE REST CAN LISTEN TO US " EMMA
i practice art as a social activist artist where i use my art for social causes.
i major in painting, digital and manual a sculpting, photography and drawing.
My artwork engages the viewer to rethink their reality. In my work, I try to show the world for what it truly is; a mess.
People seem to think get caught up in so much and almost forget to focus on the things that really matter.
My themes are based on questions of human emotion and the mind, purpose, race, religion and spirirtuality. These themes, I often mingle to create intriguing concepts in the different artworks and designs that I pray, will in the future, change things.
Mixed media rules in my world and much as I love digital art, traditional water colour and oil/acryllic paintings, I feel, create a more personal touch.
latest update: 5. June 2018
NALA gets a little Brother
( painted by David Thuku ( Brush to Art studio) Nairobi, Kenya )
You are already looking forward to the "little surprise" I have for you?
Some of you have guessed it.
I get a little brother. I'm so curious. I hope he is cool and relaxed to travel with him later and show him the world out there.
More stories from the my new little brother, i will write you later.
At the end of the year, we will travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and maybe even Ethiopia before continuing on Bicycle through West Africa.
latest update: 7. May 2018
NALA is back in Switzerland.
NALA visited Friends in the Italian part of Switzerland ( Tessin )
Now she freezing a bit, because she is still in her summer clothes. It is not cold at all, but the snow is still 2 meter high in Bosco Gurin, approx 1500 meter above sea level.
NALA Diashow auf Youtube
Hallo Freunde von NALA.
Auf Youtube gibt es jetzt das kleine Video zu sehen, was während der NALA Ausstellung gezeigt wurde.
Folgt diesem link:
Über ein Feedback würde ich mich sehr freuen. Dieses könnt Ihr hier: Opinion about The NALA Project hinterlassen
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Leipzig. This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André is working very hard to raise money for the next cycling Tour in West Africa.
+ searching new space for more NALA Exhibitions.
NALA and André are busy organizing Events to show the NALA Artworks from eastern and southern Africa.
More updates soon.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour
end of 2018
Cycled kilometer: 16.025 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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