Kuona This Month

Sawasawa Festival.

In conjunction with Sarakasi Trust and the Godown Arts Centre, we held a three day workshop with six artists and concluded on the SawaSawa Festival. We had a Live canvas worked on by the artists, a dancer, an acrobat and the public. The feedback we received was wonderful. Below is a recap of the day.

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The dancer working on the live canvas.

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The acrobat 

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Our live Canvas

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Getting ready to fly

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The team

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Live canvas work in progress

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The team

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Kuona Trust Display

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Visitors of Kuona Trust

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Artists and Children working together on the live canvas

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Public at work

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Future Picassos

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We welcome to the space three resident artists, that is Mario Macilau from Mozambique, Ntando Cele, from South Africa and Mathew Owino from Nanyuki, Kenya.

 Macilau started his journey as photographer in 2003 and engaged to professional level when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007, he specializes in long-term projects focus on living and environmental condition over the time and in his home country he use to confronting the realism of power, environment and cultural heritage that affect the socially isolated groups and issues that define our times. Click here to find out more about him.

Ntando Cele, is a perfomance artist. The first of her kind at Kuona. We ar so excited to have her. to learn more click here

Mathew Owino is a Kenyan painter who runs an art therapy program in Nanyuki. He has an open studio at the Kuona Gallery. Please visit the space to see his wonderful work.

smART power has come to an end. It is a sad to say good bye to Miguel Luciano the artist who taught us how to fly. working on a kite concept about flying as a metaphor for freedom. Each hand-made kite incorporated a life-size photographic portrait of the person that made it. The idea was that when the kites were flown, each young person saw their own image soaring in the sky above. It was an empowering and poetic experience when the kites are flown en masse. The kites are visual metaphors for our universal desires to fly and be free. Here’s a recap 🙂

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More coming up. Thank you for being a part of the great Kuona Trust family.

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