09 Jul Visit art studios and art galleries in Uganda for an insight into the creative process
It’s said that art is one way to truly understand the culture and heritage of a nation, and Uganda is no exception. From the contemporary fine artists who owe much to the Makerere Art School of the 1930s to ceramic artists, woodcut printers, photographers, sculptors and those who practice traditional African crafts, the modern art scene in Kampala is rich, vibrant and tells a powerful story. Visit art galleries in Uganda for an insight into the creative process.
Museums and art galleries in Kampala
Kampala is an exciting, modern city and the place to go if you want to get a taste of what contemporary Ugandan art is all about.
If you choose to holiday with Venture Uganda, we can arrange a half or full-day tour of the city’s museums and art galleries so visitors can see the latest work from artists working in a variety of mediums.
Meet the artist
Because we’re based in Kampala and we enjoy art ourselves, over the years we have been lucky enough to build up an excellent relationship with several talented people. A visit to a private studio is therefore an opportunity to get to know working local artists, to listen to their personal stories and understand what inspires the creative process.
Maybe you’d like to have a go yourself? We can even arrange a class where you can participate in a range of activities including painting, sculpture and woodcut printing.
Art galleries in Uganda – Further afield
Of course, Kampala isn’t the only place to experience the rich artistic heritage of Uganda. If you’re spending more time with us or you would like to travel further afield, you may be interested in:
- Cowhorn crafts – an opportunity to learn about the traditions of the Ankole community
- Handmade paper workshops
- Jewellery making
- Sculpture gallery and bronze foundry
Join an art safari in Uganda
In 2022 we are delighted to launch our wildlife and art safari with British-born artist Kerry Newell. This 16-day tour will takes-in some of Uganda’s best national parks filled with game, birds and other wildlife. You will also track mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, visit the rhino sanctuary and search for shoebill in the beautiful wetlands. In addition to wildlife, you will enjoy rich cultural experiences with local people and immerse yourself in stunning landscapes.
There will be dedicated time to work on art in an informal, supportive, group setting. And as an experienced and talented teacher and demonstrator, Kerry will be on hand throughout to share her skills and offer advice.
Discover more about this art safari that starts on September 15th 2022.