9th Nov. to 1st December 2017
British Institute in
East Africa - Seminar Room
Unknown Untold Art Exhibition by Charles Ongere
UNKNOWN UNTOLD is an exposition of how the abstraction of the person is resulted by what the individual hasn't been told, thus doesn't know. Resultantly, there's an obstructed and distracted notion of what makes sense and the possibilities at one's disposal.
We should consider the following questions to soberly consider the UNKNOWN UNTOLD
Do you think what has not been told has been erased?
Do you think what is told has been added?
Do you in any way consider what has not been told an obstruction, distraction, or abstraction?
14th to 19th
Galleria Shopping Mall
Exhibition By Santos Arzu Quioto And Moses Nyawanda
Born in Bondo in Nyanza district in 1972, Nyawanda worked for a year as a library assistant before joining the Creative Art Center in Nairobi in 1993. He took a three-year diploma in fine arts and then worked as a laboratory assistant at Moi Girls High School in the capital in order to subsidise his career as an artist, holding his first solo show in September 1997. Since then he has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions and won several prizes.
Santos Arzú Quioto from Honduras With more than twenty Solo Exhibits, renowed in Honduras,
United States, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Peru, India, Colombia, Italy, China as well as in over forty Group Art Shows in Central America, Mexico, Cuba,
France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Korea and other countries. He has participated in several biennials representing Honduras: The main are:
48 ° Venice Biennial (1999), Venice, Italy, 1 ° Bienal Iberoamericana in Lima, Peru (1997), 2
° and 3 ° Biennial Caribbean and Central America in
Santo Domingo (1994 and 1996), 4 th International Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador, 1 °, 2 ° and 3 ° Biennial of Central America in Guatemala, Costa Rica and
Nicaragua (1998, 2000, 2002).
10th to 30th November 2017
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29th October to 3rd December 2017
Exhibition: Kenyan Pioneers by Rosemary Karuga
Rosemary Karuga was born in 1928
From 1950 to
1952, she was the first female student at Makarere University’s School of
Fine Art in
Uganda, where she studied design, painting and sculpture.
After graduation she moved back to
Kenya and became a fulltime teacher.
It was only in 1987 – at almost 60 years old – that she again tapped into her artistic talent as an Artist-in-Residence at the Paa ya Paa Arts
Rosemary Karuga became a highly esteemed and respected artist in the Kenyan art scene, with an increasing international reputation. She had her
international breakthrough in 1990 with a group exhibition at the Studio
York. Other international exhibitions followed in
Rosemary Karuga’s artistic expression is very personal and
has a unique technique.
Her ‘tools’ are coloured paper scraps – from newspapers, glossy magazines,
to packaging material, scissors and glue. Inspired by Byzantine mosaics, she creates colourful paper collages of people, animals and landscapes of intense strength.
Her work reflects her direct environment in
figurative representational art.
Directions to the Gallery
From Village Market join Limuru Road.
turn left down a dirt road, signposted “Zereneti”, continue for 200m, keep left (ignore the road climbing sharply right), after 50m take the right smaller track. Red
Gallery is located at the end of the track on the left side (red
metal gate) Karibu!
Centre Matatu No
114. Stop ‘Posta’
The gallery is open daily from 11.00 to
November to 15th December
Nairobi National Museum
Gallen-Kallela in Kenya
(1865-1931), one of Finland’s most renowned artists,
traveled to Kenya with his family in 1909. They lived on
the outskirts of Nairobi, painting, travelling, and
collecting both natural and ethnographic artefacts. Now,
over 100 years later, his works are to be exhibited for
the first time in the country they were created in.
In celebration of the 2017 centenary of Finnish
independence, the Gallen-Kallela Museum together with
the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi are producing the
“GALLEN-KALLELA IN KENYA” exhibition on Akseli
Gallen-Kallela’s trip and the art it inspired at the
Nairobi National Museum. The exhibition is based on
reproduced materials, paintings and photographs.
1st October to 30th November 2017
Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Francaise
Nigerian Festival In Nairobi
27th October to 16th
2017 (Opening 25th Ocober)
[the yearning of the dispossessed]
Our social constructs, created to protect us and organize societies, have failed us. Our rules and laws have entrapped us. We have been dislocated from our environment,
and estranged from ourselves.
Those inclined toward observation and introspection often attempt to deconstruct existing social constructs. Contemplating the fabric of existence, they deal in the currency of purpose and truth. Repelled by capitalism and the governments that revere it, they envision the alternatives. There is an aching in
them. It is unyielding. It is a quest for something more meaningful than the social codes that we blindly consume. But, what is this something?
Curated by Zihan Kassam
Assisted by Nyambura M. Wariungi
Opening Oct 25, 6pm
Closed Oct 26
Runs Oct 27
- Nov 16
Mon - Fri:
10 to 5
Sat: 12 to 5
Nov 1 @ 6pm
2nd & 3rd December 2017
56 Kibo Lane Karen
Christmas Art Sale: Paintings And Prints By Geraldine
Over 2000 paintings and
prints by Geraldine Robarts starting at prints for
1000/= and paintings from 10,000/= at 56 Kibo Lane,
Karen on 2nd and 3rd December – 10am to 6pm.
Please be so kind as to let us know if you would like to
attend for the sake of security so your name is on our
list email@example.com or call 0722 528931 to
We very much look forward to welcoming you to this
November to 31st January
National Museums Of
Urembo And Hekima Art Exhibition
The Urembo exhibition will
explore beauty - symbols, colors, designs, and their
meanings over time. We will look at how traditional
designs and artistic process have lasting meaning. We
will see how indigenous apprenticeship and community
stewardship can and do inform artistic practice today.
We will celebrate beauty in ways that open us to new
ideas and ways of seeing, while grounding our vision in
culture, history, and traditions connecting our past and
our present. Urembo will be in the Creativity Gallery
The Hekima exhibition will demonstrate the depth and
diversity of scientific and historical knowledge still
held by older generations in Kenya. The aim of this
exhibition is to create a place where visitors can see
video footage of Elders, of ceremonies, of plant
medicine teachings, of musical exchange, and learn about
the ways our inherited knowledge is relevant today.
Hekima will be in the Temporary Gallery downstairs.
31st October to 26th November 2017
Exhibition: Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine
So many people in the neighbourhood look forward to this time, around the end
of the year, when Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine shows her work at
Talisman! This year, her exhibition opens on Tuesday 31st October and runs until Sunday 26th November. The collection of works is inspired by her travels in Kenya. Amy’s oil paintings of wildlife, landscapes and the people of Kenya have really stuck a chord with Karen dwellers and far beyond. Evoking a classic but contemporary spin on her subjects, she shows a combination of small affordable prints and medium to
large original oil paintings.