It was a great pleasure recently to spend the afternoon with @birungiart Birungi Kawooya artist.
Birungi is a wonderfully passionate artist whose work embodies the beauty of the African diaspora with a focus on dance, nature and wellbeing.
She creates vibrant collages using layers of Ugandan batik fabric and cut out card, taking inspiration from ‘Ugandan classical Kiganda dance styles, flash dancing by The Nicholas Brothers and hiplet from Homer Bryant.’ Birungi runs Mindful African Art workshops – a creative, informal and relaxing space where attendees are invited to explore an artistic journey of self expression and creation of art work that tells the story of who we are and where we may be going.
I took great pleasure in attending one of the Sunday workshop sessions @migreenwich Made In Greenwich and to interview Birungi. You can watch the interview below.
It was a really fun focused workshop, spent with like minded women, having the ease and space to create a piece of work for ourselves. Birungi runs workshops all over London and creates art work with a % of sales going to @sistahspace_ ‘a community-based organisation created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls’.
To find out more go to https://www.birungikawooyaart.com/