An exhibition of paintings by Lake Basin Art Group (LBAG)
May – June 2012 Creativity Gallery
Lake Basin Art Group(LBAG),is a unique group of Artists who come majorly from the Lake Region,Western part of Kenya.The group has an amazing blend of numerous talent,from painting,sculptures,installations,jewelery,dancing.photography,interior designing,graphic designing,printing and basically everything that involves creativity.LBAG is fortunate to have established,emerging,students and upcoming Artists as members from both genders.
The Lake region is known for its rich culture,traditions, folklore, the ever amazing scenery,social and economic activities that influence and inspire most of our works,from the Lake Victoria, fisherman,bodaboda,Kit mikaye,Lwanda magere,Hyacinth,Ohangla,Kisii soap stone and the list is endless,hence the never ending variety of our creations.
They have successfully had group Exhibitions across the country,in Kisumu at the Kisumu Museum,Aga Khan Hall,Mwangaza Art School,Nairobi National Museum and The Village Market.
Shades of Time
An exhibition by Kafiri Kariuki
15 – 31 May Creativity Gallery
The name Kaafiri Kariuki is synonymous with the intricate and time -consuming technique he calls” dancing pen”. He uses this to critique the status of society, something that he refer to as an “ironic existence”.The village, the slum and the “big”city are symbols that he always uses to base his critical outline with nostalgic references to “naive” Africa. All these are mixed with personal experiences and an attachment to music, which he plays.
Some of his recent exhibitions include:
2009 -French cultural center ( solo Exhibition)
2009- Ramoma ( solo exhibition)
2010 – Le restique ( solo)
2011- spherique arts (Zanzibar)
Power of Unity
Creating a vital voice for artists to influence good governance
22 May – 22 July The Nairobi Gallery
The Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, The Non State Actors Support Programme (NSA – NET) and the European Union in collaboration with the National Museum of Kenya (NMK) and in consultation with visual artists have organised an exhibition dubbed “Power of unity: creating a vital voice for artists to influence good governance”. The main objective of this initiative is to enable the artists to create a platform / forum in which they can continuously use to articulate issues affecting them as a discipline. The exhibition will serve three purposes, namely:
1. To provide an opportunity for artist show case their work, specifically reflecting their interpretation of the networking/unity theme;
2. To provide an opportunity for visual artist to discuss and endorse the formation of a visual artists network; and
3. To officially launch visual artists network.
The exhibition will take place at The Nairobi Gallery, National Museums of Kenya from 22nd May 2012 to 22nd July 2012.