Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

TBT: Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

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One of the unforgettable things that we did this year was attending the 2015 Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery.

The event which took place at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi was organised by Craft Afrika, a social enterprise that works towards identifying, creating and supporting market penetration for hand crafters in Africa. The symposium was a two day affair taking place on 1st and 2nd October while the gallery ran from 30th September all through to 16th November. The event was sponsored by Design Network Africa, Bamburi Cement, Alliance Francaise and HEVA Fund. Partners included Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass and GoDown Arts Centre.

The participants, designers and artisans in the craft and handmade design sector, got an opportunity to speak about their work, successes, challenges and collaborative needs. Each and everyone of them was also able to show samples of their work. It was an exciting experience as we got to learn so much. Interacting with other designers made us see the similar things that we go through in our day to day work as well as learn new stuff that we will be putting into practice.

Please see below for some of the images from the gallery.

Uganda Crafts: Exhibitor - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Uganda Crafts

Adele Dejak Kitenge Clutch bags - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Some of our Kitenge clutches

Exhibitor - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Adele Dejak Lampshade

Exhibitors - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Table stand by Ramara and ceramics by Marjorie Wallace

Sky Decor: Exhibitor - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
A piece by Sky Decor. Image reflection – Sam Omondi of Sky Decor

Exhibitor - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
With Bud Panesar

Exhibitor - Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
With Christine Gitau. The event organiser and a DNA facilitator

Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Vanessa – Fashion journalist and Movie maker

Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015
Mauryne Theo

Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery
Furniture by Ramara

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