Exhibition: Reclamation by NgeneMwaura, Oct. 1-11 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive
The dust of the farm.
The dhania gardens.
The soil that nourished me from birth.
The beauty of transformation revealed in the changing of the seasons.
Ngene Mwaura’s artistic practice consists in bridging the gap between the inside and the outside, attempting to find his place in the world through extending and intermingling personal and collective histories and knowledges. He goes in search of ideas, love, and consciousness, to replenish a self being pulled in multiple directions, in a world in constant motion.
In Reclamation, Mwaura is on a quest to find home, to reclaim himself through his past and present environments. Mwaura modifies and elaborates the traditional masks and traditional African imagery, as his starting points, yielding vibrant new forms that are laden with symbolic intent. The vivid colours and the patterns and textures of his intricately worked panels bear both artist and viewer across time, to the places, the people, and the relationships that have nurtured him throughout his life.
Here is work born of personal loss and earnest self-examination, a journey to find truthfulness.Art@TheBus Weekend Presents: The Culture of Pizza, Sept 30 - October 2 The Alchemist Bar, Westlands
It's Nairobi Pizza Festival 2016 and The Bus is delighted to host a PIZZA DISCO at this Art@theBUS: The Culture of Pizza. Come have authentic Napolitan pizza at Upendo Pizza (get 2 pizzas, for 1). We will be rocking some good old disco, funk, soul and R&B tunes the whole 3 days!!
Friday night, DJ Ol Mac Terry and DJ Sami Flinch will be happy to have you all on their side swinging to the likes of Diana Summer and 2Pac. Entrance is just 1000 bob and we kick off at 9pm!
Saturday, they're having the legendary DJ K1 take us into a whole evening of musical familiarity. If you grew up in the 90s but have a 70's soul, then this night is for you too!! Free entrance and yes, kick off at 9pm as well.
As for Sunday, 12pm-6pm, they got an open stage and the Westlands Organic Market bringing you pizza ingredients as well as their artisan and organic products.
Afrika Handmade Symposium 2016 Oct 2 - 16 Alliance Francaise Open Daily 9am - 6pm
Afrika Handmade Gallery is a 2 week showcase that has been described as one of the most important in the artisan and design sector.
The Gallery features a highly curated collective of Kenyan artisans and designers working in home decor and home textiles. Including Decor Interiors, Fired Earth, Kitengela Hot Glass, Esprit Ethnique, Seedling Kenya, Simply Sandara and many more. Featuring a stunning pre-fabricated living pod by Two x Four.
The symposium runs 6-7 October, and offers discussions and insights into the sectors while congregating a dynamic stakeholder community.
Frontiers of the Present, Circle Art Gallery, James Gichuru Road
Dates: September 21 – October 22, 2016