Dr. Margaret Mungherera, one of the most eminent Ugandan doctors died a few weeks ago. She is one of the first people I ever interviewed in my journalism career. I was young, wet behind the ears, naïve, without even an ID to identify myself. And yet she did not judge
Donald Wasswa August has been painting, carving and training other artistes for over a decade now. A lot of his work, especially from his Elephania series has been critically acclaimed- and received with much praise among Uganda’s art community. But who really is Wasswa Donald?
I met Wasswa last year at
She wears many hats: She is a psychiatrist, administrator, medical doctor, committed Christian and immediate past president of the World Medical Association.
Whatever she does, Dr. Margaret Mungherera puts passion into all her work. This explains her great achievements. One area where Dr. Mungherera has served diligently is in championing the
SHOES: What about shoes, you might ask. What a simplistic question I would say. Shoes are not just shoes. Shoes are the windows to our soles.
And to our souls: they reflect an awful lot about us: our attitudes, our thoughts and state of mind: Vanity, penury, melancholy, pride, industry, parsimony,
BODABODAS. Those little noisy, gassy rides of motorbikes that whisk us through quick errands. We hate them; their riders even more. We also love them, probably because we cannot do without them. This country is very slow; the taxis just get you nowhere, but the bodaboda does. In a minute
FOR many years visual artists used it as a decorative tool. There is no doubt about the aesthetic appeal that batik art technique evokes.. But does it have to stop at that?
Through the guidance of David Kibuuka, an experienced batik artist, a group of young upcoming artists have found several
What is it with Kenya and Uganda’s art industries? Would it be preposterous to suggest that Kenya has had some sort of effect on Uganda’s visual arts industry? In subtle ways maybe. Some of the most celebrated Ugandan painters I have met spent their artistic “formative” years in Kenya and
AFRIART Gallery: The home of Uganda’s and probably some of Africa’s most interesting artworks. This Kamwokya based gallery is now host to an all artists exhibition. The exhibition that run throughout the month of December brings together some of Uganda’s most established visual artists, combined with the up and coming
Imagine Jesus on the campaign trail
The campaign tide is sweeping across our political spectrum and politicians at all levels are outdoing themselves and each other to win a slot in the hearts of the electorate. Promises for good things to come have started rolling off the tongues of those vying
Pope Francis visit to Uganda was first announced and cancelled in 2014. We felt sad. Several months later, the news changed.It was June 2015 when the confirmation came. Pope Francis would visit Uganda from 27-79th November 2015. Excitement: Bliss:
“The visit of Pope Francis to Uganda is