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1 A VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF UGANDA'S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE, USING ART TO CREATE MORE AWARENESS OF THE DIVERSE YET HARMONIOUS CULTURES THAT EXIST IN THE COUNTRY HERITAGE APPRECIATION.

2 RAIN WATER AND SHEEP CLANS Heritage awareness and appreciation is important because it helps us understand where we came from, who we are and where we would like go.

3 IIN DEFENSE OF AFRICAN CULTURE A people without a cultural heritage tend to feel a sense of emptiness so much so that those with means embark on searching their origins. Hence archeological excavations, pilgrimages, etc

4 UGANDA’S MATERIAL CULTURE Through Cave/rock art, Sculptures, Paintings and other material culture, scholars have been able to establish the existence of human settlements dating several hundreds of years in the absence of reliable written documents.

5 THE GLOBAL VILLAGE Art helps in providing clues to a people’s cultural heritage through visual, audio and literary works.

6 FOOD SECURITY ON THEIR MIND SOCIAL IDENTITY A social identity is the portion of an individual's self- concept derived from perceived membership in a relevant social group. As originally formulated by Henri... ‎

7 ARCHITECTURAL GENEOLOGY The visual arts have played a significant role in aiding societies achieve social identity by way of, documentation, representation, preservation and conservation.

8 UNITED IN MUSIC Many a people’s history is encoded in their artifacts, THE United Nations Education Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) in 2005, declared bark cloth making as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity.

9 MAKING SENSE OF KASUBI The Kasubi Tombs, which was gutted by a mysterious fire, is the site of the burial grounds for four kabakas (kings of Buganda), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.On 16 March 2010,BugandaUNESCO World Heritage Site The outpouring of emotions by a cross section of people across the globe brought to the fore ts significance as a symbol of human genius. Uganda owes her existence to Ssekabaka Walugembe Mukaabya Mutesa 1, who constructed Muzibu Azaala Mpanga and was later buried here as was the custom and tradition of Buganda kings

10 NO TIME TO CHAT POLICIES THAT ARE NOT INFORMED BY CULTURAL/TRADITION AL VALUES ARE RARELY EMBRACED BY SOCIETY. They are likely to be resisted no matter how well intentioned because they are alien and thus treated with suspicion.

11 HOMAGE TO THE KING More time and resources is required to make them acceptable to the skeptical people.

12 BWOLA AT BUDDO CULTURAL AND SOCIAL BRANDING OF A SOCIETY. The visual arts play an important role in creating distinct brands of a society through material culture.

13 ORGANIZER NOT AGONIZER liberation struggles as soon as the guns fall silent the flags In come up to illustrate victory and create identity.

14 RESPONDING TO RHYTHM In Liberation struggles as soon as the guns fall silent the flags come up to illustrate victory and create identity.

15 HOMAGE TO THE FIRST BORN It is about time to contribute to the emerging global culture instead of being mere consumers. This image is part of the popular UNICEF’S Greetings cards collection first published in 1988.

16 STAYING CONNECTED THANK YOU Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi Visual Arts Practitioner/ Consultant, Nnyanzi Art Studio


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