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Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Group Show in Lamu for the Cultural Festival

during the Lamu Cultural Festival
at Gallery Baraka, Lamu Town
November 9th - 19th 2007

If anyone plans to be in Lamu for this year’s Cultural Festival, they will find a show of eleven artists that I am curating at Baraka Gallery, from November 9th to 19th. The exhibition is a mixture of prints (mostly woodcuts) and paintings. I am showcasing the work of Lamu artists such as Adam Musa, Mahadhi and Joseph Koi and also artists from Nairobi including Samuel Githui (Winner of the Painting Category Contemporary Art in Kenya award at the Alliance Fran├žoise & Goethe-Institute.[2006]. Much of the work will be under $250 – I will be putting up further images on to the blog shortly.

The Baraka Gallery space, for those who don’t know it, is on the sea front of Lamu town which is an historic and beautiful Swahili town with architecture going back to the 17th century. The gallery (which has a small garden) is a de-consecrated (I think 18th century) Ismaili mosque, lovingly restored by Kate Baraka its current owner.

Hot on the heels of this exhibition will be another great group show for just after Christmas– and this will include work from the very exciting and highly sought after Gabrielle Pool. Stand by for further details and images.

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