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: 30.January 2020
NALA visits Ecuador and Peru.
Long-distance cyclist André Pilz from Kassel, Germany will be visit with his NALA art project the countries of Ecuador and Peru.
André and Nala cycled approximately 16,500 km in 3 years
from South Africa to Ethiopia.
On the road, they met 119 artists from 15 countries, who
supported the Project with more then 160 NALA Artworks.
Now they going to South America and looking for painters
and sculptors support the NALA project.
NALA is a little African girl who had the dream
traveling behind the mountains and escaping from home
to explore the world by bicycle.
The artists tell NALA's travel story through
works of art that are shown in traveling exhibitions.
There have already been 8 Art exhibitions in Africa and Europe.
If you want to participate in the NALA global art project,
write me an email or a message on Facebook.
NALA met Friends in Addis Ababa
The Ethiopian Artist Zelalem Merga with NALA, during our Cycling Trip in October 2019 through Ethiopia.
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: 31.Januar 2020
NALA needs your HELP
NALA Art sales support vital surgical costs.
11 unique NALA portraits are now for sale for a good cause.
My friend and "NALA Artist" George Ngaruiya from Ngecha, (Nairobi) Kenya, needs urgently around 40.000 ksh (400 euro) for a very urgent vital operation of his son Stephen.
I want to help him and that´s why 11 NALA paintings are now for sale for the price as little as 85 Euro each.
Now YOU can help with your purchase to support Stephen.
All other donations are also very welcome and highly appreciated.
Each painting is 30cm x 30cm, acrylic on canvas with high gloss detailed varnish, dutch melatl silver and certificate of authenticity.
Please answer with the number of the Painting you like to purchase.
I will send you the painting and the details of my account.
If you in Kenya, you can donate to George direct.
Many Thanks in advance.
Yours NALA and André Pilz
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: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André and NALA are back in Germany to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will start in February to our NALA Art Project Cyclingtrip through Ecuador and Peru
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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