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1st June to 3rd July 2019
Banana Hill Art Gallery
Beyond Borders

Ademola Adeshina hails from Osun State in western Nigeria. He studied general art in The Polythecnic, Ibadan, (1989 - 1991) and was later trained as a textile designer at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (1993 - 1995).
He is a self thought painter. He became a full time studio artist in 1999. Beholding his diverse styles of painting, one could deduce that Adeshina's mind is full of unending ideas, and his unquenchable desire to explore these ideas makes him delve into painting in different styles.
He has been experimenting on how to strike a balance between abstraction and other forms of art, which over the years has produced the harvest of a particular style of painting that is now identified as being unique to him.
He adopted pointillism, simplification and dematerializaion of human forms, suffused with decorative patterns and symbols drawn across the global space.
His work brims and bristles with reach and vibrant pastel-like palette with a unique allure that arrests the attention and invokes introspection.
He has several group exhibitions to his credit and his works are widely collected by private individuals and public organizations both home and abroad.

 

17th to 31st May 2019
National Museum
‘Looking Within’ Mtree Art Exhibition

Mtree will hold it’s first art exhibition in Kenya with artworks created by children in rural communities, in partnership with Nairobi National Museum, on May 18th, 2019.
This exhibition is also a special opportunity to share artful stories during UNESCO International Children’s Art Week of how the power of arts and design can lead to positive changes.
Regular Museum Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Normal rates apply
“We hope to see many of you near and far at our first meaningful beginning in Kenya!” Mtree

 

12th to 26th May 2019
Polka Dot Art Gallery
Thinking Line by Adam Masava & Mike Kyalo

 

 

30th May to 24th July 2019
25ren Village
Outer World Women

Outer world women is an exhibition featuring 12 of the most afro-futuristic female artists, illustrators and designers to have touched a physical or digital canvas in east africa.
The theme asked them to imagine "what if Afrikans reconnected with outer world beings?"
Curated and produced by Nairobi Design week and in collaboration with Africa Nouveau Festival we have this amazing exhibition with over 12 artists including the following:
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The exhibition will be for three months at the karen village vs arts room.

 

7th to 26th May 2019
Alliance Française
Poster Exhibition: Memorabilia Of Films Shot In Kenya

An exhibition of original film posters, window and lobby cards with descriptions of feature films and theatrical documentaries shot in Kenya between 1931 and 1975.
Movie stars including Clarke Gable, Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Grace Kelly and Sean Connery have all been on location in Kenya for big budget Hollywood films.

 

 

Saturday 1st June 2019
Mukuru Art Club, Mchumbi Road
Exhibition No.2 - 2019

Join us and support young up-and-coming artists in this 2nd exhibition of Mukuru Art Club in 2019. All donations and 50% of the proceeds from the sale of art will go towards building a workshop on the roof top of the building so more aspiring artists can come, learn and work together.
Come and enjoy the art works, food & drink, music and the view over South B with us!

 

30th May to 17th June 2019
Village Market – Exhibition Hall
Exhibition: Then and Now by Clavers Odhiambo, Richard Kuria, Alan Githuka & Wanyu Brush

There was a time the world sort African art for among its other qualities, seemingly unspoilt naivety. Ngecha it could be argued, is the birthplace of contemporary art in the country. Throw a stone in Ngecha, and it will most likely hit an artist! Wanyu Brush is one of the fathers of Ngecha, art wise. This exhibition celebrates him with one of his earliest and notably celebrated and collected protégés, Alan Githuka. Githuka’s crowds of heads, Market scenes and his calming landscape, colourful decongested happy slum-scapes, are a part of any worthy contemporary visual Kenyan art collection.
Mirroring this seasoned maestros are the unhinged young, cool, lit 2 contemporaries; Clavers Odhiambo and Richard Kuria. Through their art, we can note how contemporary art in Kenya has spun, literally on its head, and for the better, no doubt. The young Odhiambo is a master of detail. Kuria is literary unconstrained by medium; using broken and laser cut LP Vinyl records to create masterpieces of juxtaposition. Their subjects are widely multi-faceted. ‘Pop’ cannot fully describe their work.
These two very different schools of thought and creation in the Kenyan art trend, is just a snippet of how the landscape was, is and is continually morphing and forming. Growing.

Experience an icon, Wanyu Brush. Dive into the diverse worlds of Alan Githuka. Enjoy the young.
Then & Now, 2019. By the Little Gallery. At the Village Market. Nairobi.

 

7th April to 7th November 2019
The Nairobi Gallery
Exhibition: Tinga Tinga and the Legendary Artists of Tanzania

 

 

Friday 31st May 2019
Nairobi Art Centre
Social Paint Night

Nairobi Art Centre presents Paint with a Master
Patrick Mukabi's edition.
May 31st from 6 to 8p.m.
Ticket - 3000 kes inclusive of materials.
Bring a friend. Bring your own drink. Have fun.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patrick Mukabi is a talented artist, Founder, Director, artist in resident at the Dust Depo artist studio's. His paintings are found in the main international airport in Kenya, JKIA; the ultimate coffee house in Nairobi, Java House; and private collections locally and internationally.

 

28th May to 30th June 2019
Westwood Hotel – Westlands
Exhibition: Entranced by Clavers Odhiambo & Richard Kuria

 

25th May to 23rd June 2019
One Off Contemporary Art Gallery
‘En – light’ An Exhibition of Works on Canvas by Fitsum Berhe

 

 
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