Friday, May 6, 2011

Our Uganda Friday:Lessons in Woodcutting

by Darlyne Komukama

"Fulbright fellow and social anthropologist, he is the unquestionable master of the light to dark printmaking technique. His woodcut prints have mesmerized many an art lover with their chiaroscuro effects and intriguing political and social satire. His oeuvre comprises of elaborately decorative lines defining images loaded with symbolic meaning that he has made over a period of over ten years. In fact, this is his first solo show in Uganda in as many years, and a must see for all woodcut enthusiasts." That is Fred Mutebi's mini-bio on the Afriart Gallery website where his work is going on show starting today, Fridday 6th May, 2011 at 6pm.

Even better, Fred will be holding a guided print making workshop on the Saturdays that his exhibition is running. The workshops will run from 10am to 12am on the 7th, 14th and 21st of May, 2011. If you are interested in printing with the master, register with Afriart Gallery by calling +256772662575 or emailing

And with that, Awava wishes a pleasant weekend.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Learn about woodcut printmaking from Ugandan artist Fred Mutebi and see an extensive gallery of his beautiful artwork.

"Visions of Uganda" | Fred Mutebi