Collin Sekajugo of the Weaver Bird Arts Community wrote to say: I wanted to inform you that CAMP NDEGEYA - Sculpture Park is now open to the general public. It is conveniently located a little off the Kampala-Mbarara Highway 3km from Masaka where the growing community for the Arts (Weaver Bird) is based. For inquiries … Continue reading Camp Ndegeya, Masaka
Laurence Alexander has written to us about the Dewe School of Art, a project in a fishing village on the edge of Lake Victoria between Entebbe and Kampala, and suggersts that interested visitors check out the website www.deweschoolofart.com and a short films of the project on YouTube or Vimeo.
I was also recently informed by the creator of the project of the detail around each of the individual components of the project. I understand that with a lot of guidebooks the information needs to be brief - but here is an overview of everything. This includes: 1. Weaver Bird International Artists Residency - a center that is to host and … Continue reading Weaverbird International Artist Village, Masaka
Hi Phillip, I live in Kisoro, Uganda and wanted to let visitors know that there’s a new cafe open called “Coffee Pot Cafe”, and it’s fantastic! It’s owned and run by a German woman who’s lived in Kisoro since 1976 and she also owns the African Art and Crafts shop right next to the cafe. … Continue reading Coffee Pot Cafe, Kisoro
Just returned from a trip to Uganda and wanted to highly recommend readers go to RUBONA (20 km south of Fort Portal and 40 km north of Kasese on the Fort Portal-Kasese Rd) to buy very beautifully made, fair-market raffia baskets. There are all types and sizes of baskets and they are expertly woven and … Continue reading Rubona Basket Weaver’s Association
We were in Kampala a couple of months ago and visited an initiative in Kiniwataka that makes and sell bags made out of recycled drinking straws. They collect the straws from the coco-cola bottling plant, wash and flatten them and women weave them into panels in their homes which are then stitched into really lovely … Continue reading Straw Bags in Kampala
I was living at and volunteering with a project called the Dewe School of Art. This project is down Lutembe Road, from Kajansi, on the shore of Lake Victoria. I would recommend any of your readers to pay the area a visit. The beach is called Lutembe Beach and is a resort that used to … Continue reading Dewe School of Art, Kajansi