Denis Mubiru, Stacey Gillian, Tipsy Chamberz, Namiiro Juliet, Peter Okello,
Catherine Akello, Abel Rutaro, Ssekitto Emmanuel Kalule, Martin Agaba
NALA in the Rain
Digitalart made by Martin Agaba, ( 3rd year student 2015 )
Margeret Trowel School of Industrial and fine Art, Makerere University,)
Kampala/ Uganda 2015
Sometimes, or by now it’s actually most times, I have to travel in the rain. It’s always heavy rain that doesn’t last long but quickly floods the road and I have to stop to seek shelter.
It’s not that I don’t like water, but it doesn’t have to come from aboce when I am on my bicycle. I do carry a rain coat but it’s usually at the bottom of my bag. I have to rearrange my luggage as soon as possible and put the rain coat on top because it is raining season after all.
I always look to find shelter where I can wait for the rain to be over. But sometimes I can’t find anything and I have to just wait in the rain.
When I think of all those places on my journey where I had sought shelter from the rain
… under many porch roofs of little shops where the owners pestered me with questions
… a school full of 200 giggly children
… an abandoned kindergarten littered with old toys
… under a thatched roof that didn’t hold off the rain and I got soaked anyway
… under the porch roof of a bar where locals offered me homemade liquor which I refused of course
… a little shop along a mud road which filled up quickly with many people seeking shelter as well, too many for the little shop and it was quite a unique odour experience.
Sometimes I just waited underneath a banana tree because its big leaves are a wonderful shelter from the rain. And other times I pitched my tent quickly and crawled in there to not get soaked.
Today I didn’t get soaked, but I am very tired … too tired to brush my teeth!
I wish you a wonderful sunny day
NALA Artwork by Denis Mubiru, Kampala, Uganda 2015
NALA Art-Photo by Abel Rutaro, Kampala / Uganda 2015
NALA Artwork by Tipsy Chamberz, Kampala / Uganda
NALA Metal Sculpture, made by Stacey Gillian, Kampala / Uganda
NALA Paper Art by Catherine Akello, Kampala / Uganda
NALA Aquarelle Artwork by Namiiro Juliet, Kampala / Uganda
NALA Portrait (Sculpture) made by Peter Okello, Kampala / Uganda
NALA and Bart Simpson by Ssekitto Emmanuel Kalule, Kampala / Uganda
More Ugandan Artworks following soon.
and If you can not wait, here you can visit all Ugandan NALA Artists.
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
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