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More Women Dominate Art Scene - 5 months ago, 14 Sep 15:58

Margaretta Wa Gac ...

The Nairobi art world is normally dominated by male artists. But this past weekend we saw a major turn of events.

Not only was there the opening on Sunday of the exhibition of nine so-called ‘Pioneer Women in the Arts’ in East Africa at the Nairobi Gallery. On Saturday, there was another opening of artworks by two more Kenyan women.

In contrast to the ‘pioneers’ (a euphemism for ‘antique’), these two, Janice Iche and Moira Bushkimani are blossoming newcomers to the local art world. They both bring fresh new perspectives on creativity to their show, which they share with Peteros Ndunde, at the Attic Art Space in Nyari.

The previous Thursday, at Alliance Francaise, Joy Mboya of The GoDown Art Centre was guest of honour at the opening of another female newcomer’s art show. ‘Hadithi Hadithi? Hadithi Njoo!’ is the name Gloria Muthoka gave to her first solo exhibition ever.

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