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Italian embassy resurrects

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Added 13th December 2001 03:00 AM

Nommo Gallery is overwhelmed by the enormous entry of more than 130 eye catching art works presented to mark the fourth annual All Artists Exhibition due December 11.

Nommo Gallery is overwhelmed by the enormous entry of more than 130 eye catching art works presented to mark the fourth annual All Artists Exhibition due December 11.

By Titus Kakembo Nommo Gallery is overwhelmed by the enormous entry of more than 130 eye catching art works presented to mark the fourth annual All Artists Exhibition due December 11. They comprise a variety of water, oil paintings and a series of sculptures. “This annual event was initially started to bring artists and art works collectors in the country together. This is when they meet to exchange and share experiences to perfect their products. They take stock of their achievements while getting positive and negative criticism. “In a way the artists brace themselves for the coming year” says Nommo Gallery director Emmanuel Mutungi. He said the Italian Embassy has been very instrumental in the rejuvenation of art in the country. The embassy has sponsored children’s exhibition and a workshop to resurrect the ancient skills of making masks for music dance and drama. “The purpose of this annual event is to get artists together. In this way, they share skills as they criticise each others work. This is an event to be participated in by any practicing artists. “The annual event helps expose the least known artists and also treat art lovers to their celebrated ones,” said the chairman Uganda Artists Association Nuwa Wamala Nyanzi. Running away from the tradition of dealing with celebrated artists, Nommo Gallery has this year held captivating exhibitions by self-taught artists, primary and senior school budding artists. Braced for the Christmas season, art lovers can pick and send out cards made from local material like bark cloth. Others are well decorated with grains of millet, peas and banana fibre, instead of the stroke of the brush. On the shelves are a variety of sculptures, abstract batiks and lots of oil/water paints. For sh30,000 to sh50,000, you could add to the interior décor of your house. ends

Italian embassy resurrects

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