SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

A Post-Modern Sculptor from Uganda - Developing a sculptural practice

Reclining Figure by Lilian Nabulime
Lilian Nabulime

Date: 8 March 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 8 March 2012Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Seminar

Lilian Nabulime
is Professor of Sculpture at Makerere University, Kampala.

She is one of the few female sculptors in Uganda. Born in Kampala in 1963 she graduated as Master of Fine Arts from Makerere University. Although young, Nabulime has indeed found her strengths.
She currently works on a combination of wood and sheet metal, producing monumental sculptures. Carving tree stumps has become her trademark. She selects the trunk searching for a motif from the stump. This she eventually teases out with her hammer and chisel, often making elongated, elegant sculptures, mainly women heads. Also characteristic for her sculptures is a dynamic, organic rhythm that follows the grain and growth pattern of the tree and often produces a sensation of spiral movement. She has a respect for the integrity of the trees natural form she carves. Her approach to sculpture is basically African in its intuitiveness.

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