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Sat, 18 Feb



NCAI book launch & art talk with Professor George Kyeyune

NCAI cordially invites you to a closing reception for the exhibition, Mwili, Akili Na Roho: 10 Figurative Painters from East Africa, and the official launch of NCAI’s first two publications. This program will include a talk with Ugandan artist and art historian, Prof. George Kyeyune.

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NCAI book launch & art talk with Professor George Kyeyune
NCAI book launch & art talk with Professor George Kyeyune

Time & Location

18 Feb 2023, 14:00

NCAI, Rosslyn Riviera Mall, Nairobi, Kenya

About the event

We are delighted to announce the completion of the first two books in NCAI’s publishing program.  Taking NCAI’s exhibition program as the starting point, these first two publications include original commissioned essays and interviews with writers from East Africa.

Art Talk with Professor George Kyeyune

Prof. George Kyeyune is an art historian with research interests contemporary art in Uganda, an area in which he has been published extensively. He is also a practising artist, working in sculpture and painting. Prof. Kyeyune is one of the contributors for the exhibition catalogue for Mwili, Akili, Na Roho: 10 Figurative Painters from East Africa. For this session, Prof. Kyeyune delves into the influence of Makerere University on the history of painting and art making in Uganda, and East Africa at large.

George Kyeyune graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Makerere University, followed by a diploma in education 1986 from the same institution. In 1987 he was awarded a one year Commonwealth fellowship to study sculpture at the Maharaja Sayajiraho University in Baroda, India, where he stayed on and completed masters degree in sculpture. Upon graduation in 1990, he joined the faculty at the Margaret Trowell School of Fine Art. He completed a  PhD in History of African Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, (SOAS), University of London, (2003)

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