"Welcome to the Arts and Peacebuilding group Gilbert. Your work looks and sounds so interesting. I have a colleague who has built and runs an orphanage in Wangige, Kenya. At some point both my husband and I plan on traveling to Kenya and doing some…"
The Arts and Peacebuilding Group is for any individual and/or group interested in the role of the arts in peacebuilding. This encompasses working with children and youth in conflict and post-conflict settings. Conflict is defined broadly.
Visual Artist, Photographer, Designer, Arts Worker, Arts Supporter
Visual Arts, Crafts, Design
Graphics design, Interactive design, Museum exhibition design, Painting, Casting and modelling
About Me And My Work
I am a Kenyan designer/artist. I facilitate art projects for a group of marginalized Turkana community whose lives have been disrupted by endless cross border killings at a place called Todonyang' in Kenya. The Turkana are my main inspiration as an artist and the projects are my way of giving back to the community. Projects i have done with them so far include paper making and weaving and am looking to expand the project to include bead making and also include education aspects.
Artistic Experiences I Have Had On My Travels
I have travelled widely within my country mostly in the marginalised northern Kenya and thats been a great source of inspiration to my art life.
Places I Would Like To Visit
I would like to visit Seychelles, Ghana, South America, England, Ireland, Jamaica, Morocco, Spain, Tanzania, Chile, Japan and the USA
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I would like to learn taxidermy art, japanese paper making skills, I would to learn weaving. I would love to delve more into ceramics, lapidary and traditional iron smithing.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
I love works by John Millais and my favorite artists include Jack Katarikawe, Peter Elungat and Jimnah Kimani
My Artistic Affiliations
Lake Basin Art Group. National Museums of Kenya. MCSPA Todonyang
Welcome to the Arts and Peacebuilding group Gilbert. Your work looks and sounds so interesting. I have a colleague who has built and runs an orphanage in Wangige, Kenya. At some point both my husband and I plan on traveling to Kenya and doing some work with the children there. My husband is South African and we travel to SA often and are looking to develop some arts projects there as well.
The peacebuilding group is defined by all of us who are a part of it. Please feel free to post comments, ask questions, network with other individuals, make suggestions. Wishing you all the best as we enter a new year.