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Who We Are

Uganda Online Art Consortium is a community of artists in and around Kampala. Net proceeds of sales from this site are shared by the artists and by programs offering art training for children and therapeutic art activities at regional AIDS hospitals. Donations are welcome.

Each participating Ugandart artist's profile can contain a biography and personal news along with (coming in late 2018) an online portfolio or body of work, plus linkages to other sites associated with the artist.

You Can Help!

photo of children at art workshop
Our 2014 Indiegogo campaign raised $2,300 toward a prospective training and therapy center near Kampala. Additional donations are always welcome.

News and Commentary

Namungoona Kids' Art Exhibition set for June
Kids artwork from Namungona Children’s Art Center will be on exhibit in June at Uganda’s National Art Gallery in Kampala.

200 kids join in December workshops
Over 200 children took part in art workshops at Namungona Children's art center in December during the school holiday. Classes were conducted by James Nsamba and Farouk Mukwaya. The kids painted on canvas with acrylics, and used paint and fabric scraps to create beautiful mixed media collages.

African art evades Africans as popularity, recognition increase
Writing in the NY Times, Chika Okeke-Agulu emphasized the dilemma of African art, which is being more appreciated and valued than ever, bringing record prices, at the same time it is becoming ever less available to the peoples of the continent. The need for national and regional museums to bring... Continues...

New: Shop Amazon and help Ugandart FREE!
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Ssali featured in Independent Magazine story
'Ladies' Man' Ssali strikes again
By Nathan Kiwere January 30, 2017, ARTS, In The Magazine

A majority of his close friends are female, most of his clients want women-themed works, and most of the people who collect his works, locally and internationally, are women. How then can one possibly be... Continues...
We're holding a big exhibition in Berkeley in November
Over 100 paintings and prints by Uganda Art Consortium members will be on display at Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery Nov. 5-30. The Gallery is spacious, well laid out and centrally located at 2133 University Av. in downtown Berkeley, just a few blocks from the University of California campus. This... Continues...

Mulago class sends aprons and handbags
A new shipment of craft items from our Mulago Hospital workshop is on its way from Uganda and should be here in time for the KPFA Crafts Fair December 17 & 18, at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond CA. About a dozen patients in the art therapy workshop made aprons, hand bags and jewelry which we'll sell... Continues...

New kids workshop starts in Namungona
Over 200 kids in Namungona are expected to attend a new series of free art workshops starting Sept. 24. The month long workshops coincide with school holidays and feature training in tie-dye, jewelry making and painting and drawing.

Art Therapy Really Works, Drexel U. Study Shows
New Research by a Drexel University College of Nursing professor shows that just about 45 minutes of free art-making in a studio attended by an art therapist was enough to increase patients' confidence in themselves and their ability to complete tasks.

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