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: 24. August 2019
NALA made out of Flip Flops
" This extraordinary NALA Sculpture was made by kenyan born Artist Davis Ndungu from Cape Town, South Africa.
NALA and the unknown Objects 1
" The Vacuum cleaner"
NALA has a writer´s block.
painted by André Pilz, 120cm x 100cm, acrylic and dutch metal on canvas
Today I really wanted to start writing my book, but somehow I could not think of anything.
I had so many thoughts flying through my head, but I did not know how to start.
I put things on the table to inspire, but somehow I can not get started.
In any case, I already have the title.
"My little purple bike".
Maybe I'll start writing tomorrow.
Good Night, Friends
latest update: 6.May 2019
NALA ART Booklet ready for Download
The NALA ART Booklet is now available as PDF File for download.
Selected Artists show amazing NALA Artworks from southern and east Africa.
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Germany.
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: Lenzburg / Switzerland
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André and NALA are back in Switzerland to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour from
February 2020 in Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Cameroon.
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
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