8 October | November 2021
Paintings created by Rodney Kiggundu and Andrew Onono during our September Art Residency.
Curated by Derrick Kitto Wintergreen
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Rodney Kiggundu is a 28 year old Ugandan Visual artist, Painter Muralist & Child rights activist. He holds BA in Industrial & Fine Arts from Makerere University Kampala. A practicing artist whose work explores social consciousness, drawing inspiration from his surroundings. It is quite figurative, exhibits a lot of symbolism, patterns & color. He is mainly inspired by the Araism technique from Nigeria. Rodney works different surfaces: canvas, wood and walls. In 2016, he received an award as 2nd runners up in the Sadolin Mabarti Competition, where his mural titled “Two Hills Same People” was chosen. This greatly propelled his career as an artist. Rodney has previously exhibited at the East African Visual Artists Connect Exhibition 2017 at Nommo Gallery Kampala, World Bank Exhibition at design hub Kampala, Painting Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi October 2019 Ahmedabad India and Global Art Festival 2019-2020 Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India among others.
He is the brain behind Beautifying Spaces Uganda an art movement creating experiences in spaces through painting murals and promoting tourism & wildlife conservation in Uganda through making murals of endangered species in public places. He’s also a co-founder of Streetlights Uganda an NGO that empowers street children through art, skills development & psycho-social support.
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Andrew Onono is a Ugandan artist – painter. At around the age of nine years, while living in his parents’ home, he began drawing, painting shapes and figures with crayons and powder colors. He has been on a creative journey ever since. It is undoubtedly true that his talent has been well nurtured through practice, persistence and academic study. Andrew studied for his BA in Art and Industrial Design at Kyambogo University Kampala. Over the years in his practice, Andrew has learned a valuable lesson that; ‘Life is an expression; something felt or desired by virtue of the activity itself ’. His paintings are a reflection of this sentiment. Andrew views his paintings as pathway to possibilities for himself and his audience. He believes that through visual art, one can take time to scrutinize the unseen or untold details of something.
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The Artists in Residence
A few shots to witness a month of creativity.