By Ogova Ondego
Published September 7, 2015
Three Sudanese artists are set to exhibit at Nairobi National Museum (NNM) for three weeks starting from September 8, 2015.
Titled Sudanese Vision, the exhibition brings together Yassir Ali and Fawaz Elsaid whose works were shown at NNM in 2013. Two years later, another Sudanese painter, Magdi Adam, has joined the duo in the second edition of Sudanese Vision that tackles life in The Sudan through dialogue, history and identity using paint, colour, canvas and brush strokes.
According to NNM, the three artists who live and work in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, exhibit their creativity locally and internationally.
The show shall run in the Creativity Gallery daily, 8.30am – 5.30pm, till September 30, 2015.
Meanwhile, Cape Town (South Africa)-based Africa Centre is calling upon artists across Africa to apply for its Artists In Residency (AIR) programme by September 30, 2015.
“The Africa Centre’s Artists In Residency (AIR) Programme is seeking applications from high caliber African artists who are provocative, innovative, socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their artistic practice,” a media release from the organisers says.
Interested artists may get more information about the residency programme online at africacentre.net/artists-in-residency/.
Africa Centre, that projects itself as ‘a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African cultural practice as a catalyst for social change’, says it “provides artists with the unique opportunity to spend four to six weeks fully dedicated to developing their craft. This year through partnerships with residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania and the United States we are proud to offer thirteen unique residencies for our 2015 AIR programme.”
While the AIR partners select an artist from a short list provided by Africa Centre, the organisation says, the costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made.
Africa Centre says the residencies are available to artists in different stages of their career development across all disciplines: visual arts, performing arts; creative & literary arts; film; music & curatorial practice. Each residency offers a distinct structure, set of requirements and duration.