An edited version of this review has appeared on MyVillage.com
An inspiring and moving art collection sees the Tabernacle’s boutique gallery plastered floor to ceiling with colourful sketches and painting. These disarming works are unique, refreshing and offer an uncontrived view of Ugandan village life. The images created by the children of Masindi are in London as part of an educational fundraising effort that ends 24 September 2011.
Numbered pictures are accompanied by delightful business card mini profiles with pictures of each artist. Bios include informative gems such as talented 12 year old Vanny Aheebwais does traditional dance and wants to visit London or self-taught 14 year old Peter Guma creative, experimental and hoping to study art at University.
Works are “sold” by silent auction and tagged as bids are received so you can see if there is competition. The money (minimum bid 20£) contributes to a good cause and the winning bidder leaves with an original piece of African art. A drinks evening will be hosted September 24thallowing for last minute offers and the announcement of the winning bids.
RedEarth Education provides teacher training: devising methods and strategies for the classroom with guidance manuals so that trained teachers can share their skills and cascade learning. The current fundraising effort is for the construction of a “Teacher Training and Resource Centre” and the establishment of the first ever Ugandan Nursery Practitioner model facility.
Pick up an original at a snip or, for those with the means, dig deep to empower a worthwhile programme.
Additional works are available for immediate sale.
Until 24th September @ The Tabernacle
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London