Virtual Gallery Tour with GZK

Seyna Art Gallery presents its first event in co-operation with Goethe-Zentrum Kampala. Connect to GZK YouTube Channel on 26th May at 6pm EAT/ 5pm CET.

 Virtual Gallery Tour 

We will have our next edition of the Virtual Gallery Tour on the last Wednesday this month 26th May at 6pm EAT/ 5pm CET online via GZK YouTube Channel in cooperation with PILOTENKUECHE from Leipzig, Germany and Seyna Arts Gallery in Entebbe, Uganda. This time we have a parental-children special. We will discuss how it feels to be an artist kid, how the parents complement or criticize their work. Do artists children have an advantage in the art scene because of their parents? Also, the artists’ parent will share their point of view and get engaged in the discussion. How do they feel when their children get criticized or complemented in public? Did they expect their children to also become an artist? Of course, the intercultural differences between Uganda and Germany will be also touched on and focused on in in the discussion.
About the German artists

Maren Maxeiner is an opera singer, lecturer and a singing teacher from Germany. Since April 2010 she’s a lecture in singing at the University of Music and Theatre and 2016 Maren started teaching at the conservatory in Rostock. With her specific knowledge of the anatomy of the voice, her empathy and her experience as an artist, she’s trying to encourage each student to trust their own intuition and body in order to sound.
Noah Maxeiner is a painter, performer and musician based in Leipzig. At the moment Noah is a local participant of Pilotenkueches 47th round. As a painter he’s trying to connect all his interests and different artistic rudiments to refer to a specific feeling or condition by picking up real life events and capturing the thought process in a painterly way as ‘Picturesque Relections’.
About the Ugandan artists

Charles Kamya is a self-taught sculptor working in Kampala. At the age of 15 he started making furniture from a tree root which he randomly found in the garden at his home. His talents were noticed by John Keller who owed a gallery café in Kampala in 1998. John gave him more specialized tools and space in his studio and encouraged him to continue to improve his sculpting practice.
Nabulime Victoria is currently studying Art and Design at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design. Growing up in a very artistic environment. Victoria showed interest in art at the age of 5. She started with small drawings of faces and flowers on paper in her father’s studio. Victoria has unique style of painting. Her subjects are mostly females. She has participated in four group exhibitions and two art residencies.

Painting? Like a staircase, step by step

MASTERCLASS 2021 | Edition 1 | WEEK 1

Painting involves making choices. What makes the MASTERCLASS unique is the process, which an artist goes through in order to paint his original VISION. At the centre stage.

Each artist has been given 50 small plywood (20x15cm). The purpose is discovering how to build a big canvas of ideas. The small boards allow the artists more freedom to express their inner feeling in multiple ways. Then, they can find what Cornelis Rijken calls the KEY to the soul (the method based on self-discovery). The role of the instructor is to motivate the artists to visually express the “Key”. On the small boards, every artist is search for a spark; that innermost idea they hold inside to express it in numerous ways, day by day.

The large canvas (90cm X 140cm) will become a focused merge of the ideas from the small boards.

The MASTERCLASS is led by Dutch artist Cornelis Rijken and will last until 30th of January, when it will be exhibited at the Seyna Art Gallery.

Some of you are likely to cry…

MASTERCLASS 2021 | Edition 1

«Heart – Mind and the relationship in between»

Dutch painter and sculptor Cornelis Rijken explains to his students that the path to figuring out what to express is really tough.

It is the first day of the MASTERCLASS and all eight artists taking part are invited to search within and outside their inner selves. The question each one of them is grappling with is: WHAT IS MY VISION?

In four weeks Cornelis Rijken will engage the artists in a complete course which includes producing, exhibiting and promoting high level paintings

The artists will be able to distinguish between their heart and their mind, but also the relationship in between. This will be done through open discussions and activities like eating and thinking together.


Saturday 7TH March 2020 | 5:00pm

The exhibition COLLECTION opened at Seyna Art Gallery on Saturday 7TH March 2020 | 5:00pm. Curated by Dutch sculptor and painter Cornelis Rijken, it is an activation of a ten years old art archive of the works done by the students and community at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design(NIAAD). The same event marked the opening of the exhibition space of Seyna Art Gallery to the wider art and culture market beyond the precincts of the NIAAD Academy.