Artists at any point in their career, living anywhere in the world, and working in any medium are welcome to submit an application.Read more
Kuona Trust offers internship opportunities to students for a period of 3 months during which they are based at Kuona Trust offices in Hurlingham, Nairobi. Interns are able to acquire exposure to the workings of an arts orgaizationn as well as learn useful office and life skills.
Applicants are advised to note that they must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for an internship at Kuona Trust.
The applicant must:
Plesase ensure that the official letter head or an official seal is used for the endorsement letter.The endorsement letter, application letter and any other necessary documents should be sent via email.
The Kuona Trust Arts Centre shares a commitment to raising the awareness and understanding of contemporary art andRead more
Lynette Ngigi becomes the newest member to join the administrative team at Kuona Trust, joining us as the new sales executive in charge of the Kuona Art Shop. Lynnet Ngigi is a recent graduate of Daystar University. She has a degree in Communication majoring in Public Relations and Marketing.She brings in a different dynamic to Kuona which focuses on customer service, hospitality and a new and vibrant outlook on the Kuona Art shop.
The Kuona Trust Office is open from 9am to 5pm everyday from Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays. The studios are open at the artist’s discretion every day of the week.
The Kuona shop is open every weekday during office hours and from 10am to 1pm every Saturday and during exhibitions and openings.
Office Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
9am – 12pm Saturday
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed
Studio Hours: 6am – 6pm Monday to Sunday, at the artists discretion.
The Kuona Trust gallery is a modest space in the main building (originally designed for residential purposes). Kuona has steadily built a reputation for thematic and conceptual exhibitions, curated by young experimental artists and has achieved incredible success despite the limitations of space. The Kuona Gallery is available for hire as an exhibition and workshop space.
Three types of studios are available to artists at Kuona Trust. Solo studios, studios shared between two and communal studios. The studios are manufactured by KVM and are 12ft x 12ft with wooden veranda and come complete with electrics fitted and glass installed on steel risers, fully fabricated and capable of being moved to another site.
Kuona Trust has a multi media library with books, CDs, DVDs and VCRs on a variety of art topics as well as various other publications. We also have computers with internet connectivity that allows one access to online publications and articles as well as network with the art community.
The Library membership is also available to the public. Membership fees are:
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Weekdays: 9am to 5pm
Saturdays: 9am to 12noon
Exhibition Dates: 15th June to 24th June 2012, 9am to 5pm daily
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom HQ2, Waiyaki Way
The exhibition ‘Equilibrium – A Moment in Solitude’ is a unique reflection of waterscapes through the lens of black & white photography. The movement of water is captured in still images to reveal vivid contract, unique tones and a feeling of space.
Capturing the relationship between water and other elements mirrors the photographer’s relationship to the subject as a means of finding balance. The use of monochrome distills the essence of the photograph to reveal reflections, textures and passage of time that would otherwise be missed.
The images in the exhibition reveal this photographer’s solitary pursuit of subjects from the beaches of the Indian Ocean, lakes in Kenya and France, waterways in Venice to the lochs of Scotland.
ZIA MANJI – THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Zia is a Kenyan fine art, black and white photographer who has developed a unique style focusing on waterscapes. The otherworldliness of his photos come from using a digital camera mounted on a tripod using long exposures of up to 10 minutes to capture the movement in water and sky.
As a trained analogue photographer he had his own darkroom for many years and has remained true to the art of black & white photography. In 2010 he transited to digital photography, but has remained true to analogue techniques, processing his images on computer but limiting any manipulation to techniques that could be replicated in the darkroom.
Born in Kenya in, Zia believes charity begins at home. Therefore, the primary aim of Zia’s exhibition is to raise funds for two charities- the Friends of Nairobi National Park and Kuona Trust.
Michael Joseph Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org)