East African Masters
11-16 October, Gallery 12, Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE
East African Masters: a group exhibition featuring Theresa Musoke, Sane Wadu, Geoffrey Mukasa and Mohamed Otaybi
This year, we have chosen to focus on the older generation with a presentation of four artists from Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. These artists whilst they are well known in their home countries have little or no recognition internationally. Born in the 1940s and 1950s and practicing in newly independent countries, Sane Wadu gave up being a school teacher to become a self-taught artist in the 80s, Theresa Musoke left Uganda to study at the Royal College of Art in London, Mohamed Otaybi was part of the debate about Sudanese culture and heritage as a member of the Khartoum School and Geoffrey Mukasa fled the Idi Amin regime to study Fine Art in India. All 4 artists have influenced generations of East African artists and deserve to be recognised internationally.