“Experiencing Kenyan Heritage through Art’’ NATIONAL ART COMPETITION FOR YOUTH 18 – 25 YEARS OLD

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The competition had a total of 50 entries. On display in this page are the art works voted best from the various regions in the country. Four artists were awarded the national prizes on 6th December 2012 at a colorful ceremony at the Nairobi National Museum.

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here

WINNERS AND THE PRIZES

1ST PRIZE:

Elsdart Kigen Amulyoto

1st Prize winner Elsdart Kigen with prize sponsor Anthony Athaide

1st Prize winner Elsdart Kigen with prize sponsor Anthony Athaide

1st Prize winner,Our heritage our country,100x84cm, Elsdart Kigen Amulyoto

1st Prize winner,Our heritage our country,100x84cm, Elsdart Kigen Amulyoto

One week visit to London museums and art centers all expenses paid. Prize donated by Village Sanctuary Foundation – Nairobi.

Description of work by the artist:

This piece coined “Our Heritage, Our Country” is the beauty of our country, propagated by Kenya’s heritage and what Kenyans take pride in.

 

2ND PRIZE:

Micheal Kyalo Kiio

2nd Prize winner Michael (second from right) with friends

2nd Prize winner Michael (second from right) with friends

2nd Prize winner, Utumishi kwa wote, 61x70cm, Michael Kiio kyalo

2nd Prize winner, Utumishi kwa wote, 61x70cm, Michael Kiio kyalo

Ksh100,000 for a trip to museums and art centers in Kenya. Prize donated by Village Sanctuary Foundation – Nairobi.

Description of work by the artist:

This piece called after the police motto “Utumishi kwa Wote’ is about the Kenyan toil to work hard to serve the community. It is about how Kenyan men have accepted and respected their heritage of work and green environment, the fact that they put this heritage of work in their innovative businesses to help improve Kenya and the world at large.

3RD  PRIZE:

Rose Savalla

3rd-prize-winner-rose-savalla-with-her-painting

3rd prize winner rose savalla with her painting

3rd Prize winner, Pre-eminent bearers of cultural knowledge, 50x50cm, Rose Savalla

3rd Prize winner, Pre-eminent bearers of cultural knowledge, 50x50cm, Rose Savalla

A boost of Ksh50,000 for art materials and tools. Prize donated by Chege Designers – Nairobi

Description of work by the artist:

My piece is called ‘Pre-eminent bearers of cultural heritage’. Women are the preliminary bearers of our culture and heritage. The care after the children and teach the knowledge that they require to be the best in society yet when it comes to recognizing gender roles and equal opportunities for all, women are forgotten.

4TH PRIZE:

James Njoroge

4th Prize winner, Kazi ni Kazi, 92x92cm, James Njoroge

4th Prize winner, Kazi ni Kazi, 92x92cm, James Njoroge

One month exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum in 2013 – Prize donated by National Museums of Kenya.

Description of work by the artist:

This piece is called ‘Kazi ni kazi’ after the Kenyan saying that means that one should not look down upon any kind of work as long as they are able to do it, whether it is work in a shop, selling vegetables or pushing a cart. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your heart because Kazi ni Kazi – work is work.

Some of the other paintings from other participants are showcased below

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One thought on ““Experiencing Kenyan Heritage through Art’’ NATIONAL ART COMPETITION FOR YOUTH 18 – 25 YEARS OLD

  1. Beautiful art from all the entries, and a brilliant collection of expressions relating to our African culture. For some us Art lovers living abroad we pride in this and it definitely brings our hearst close to home.

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