BUSINESS ADDRESS

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2005 Middlesex University Ph.D., Art and Design EducationDissertation: Transformation in Arts Education: Production and use of art in Uganda.  
1988 Makerere University M.A (FA), Industrial Ceramics
1986 Makerere University PGDE, Art and Crafts
1985 Makerere University Ceramics, Graphics minor, Core Courses(First Class Honours)

Others:

1993 GMDC – Hague, Holland INCO-EP
1992 Data Centre – Kampala IDTP
1988 – 2008 ………………… Several other certificates

CAREER EMPLOYMENT

 

DURATION INSTITUTION DESIGNATION
2007 – present Development Consultants International e-Learning specialist, Graphic Design Specialist
September 2007 – Present Department of Visual Communication Design & Multimedia, Makerere University, Kampala. Associate Professor of Art and Design
December 1994 Department of Industrial art and Design, Makerere University, Kampala Senior Lecturer
September 1989 Department of Industrial art and Design, Makerere University, Kampala Lecturer
April 1985 Department of Industrial art and Design, Makerere University, Kampala Assistant Lecturer
September 2006 – Present Department of Art/Education, Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Visiting Professor
September – December 2002 Middlesex University, London, School of Arts Visiting Instructor/Lecturer

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS PUBLICATIONS

  • “Pottery Kids – Nature in Action” Hounslow Heath, London UK (2006)
  • “Africa’s contribution to UK” Montague Hall, Central Hounslow – London, UK (2005)
  • “Out of Africa” West Thames College, London, UK  (2005)
  • “Black History Month” Robinson Hall, Central Hounslow – London, UK (2005)
  • “African Contemporary Pottery” Vista Business Centre, Hounslow – London, UK (2004)
  • “Human Rights and Art” APORENet/Beavers Youth Centre, Hounslow – London, UK (2003)
  • “Improving African Pottery” Middlesex University, London UK (2001)
  • Uganda Germany Cultural Society, Kampala (1999)
  • Uganda Germany Cultural Society, Kampala (1998)
  • Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala (1998)
  • “Ceramics in Kampala” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala (1988)

JOINT EXHIBITIONS

  • Ubuntu Peace Drum, Kasalani, Nairobe, Kenya (2007)
  • Rafiki Trust Art Exhibition (workshop), Nyumba ya Sanaa, Dar es Sallam, Tanzania (2007)
  • “Different But One- 11” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2007)
  • “Different But One- 10” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2006)
  • “Different But One- 8” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2003)
  • “Different But One- 7” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2002)
  • “Different But One- 6” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2001)
  • “AFORD Artists”, Deventer – Netherlands (2000)
  • “Different But One- 5” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (2000)
  • “Franco Verrocca Italian Sculptor Show”, Makerere Art Gallery (1999)
  • 1999 Wildlife Art – Uganda and Italy, Nommo Gallery and the National Park of Abruzzo, Abruzzo – Italy
  • Different But One- 4 Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (1999)
  • Different But One- 3 Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (1998)
  • All Ugandan Artists of the Year, Nommo Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (1998)
  • International Encounter on Contemporary Art, Havana – Cuba (1998)
  • Weismann Institute, Rohovot – Isreal (1998)
  • “75 Years Platinum (Makerere) Exhibition”, Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (1997)
  • “World Environment Exhibition”, Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala – Uganda  (1997)
  • “Blossoming Pearl of Africa Arts”, Brussels – Belgium (1997)
  • “East African Art Exhibition”, Nairobi Kenya (1997)
  • “Different But One- 2” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (1997)
  • Uganda Artists Association, Sheraton, Kampala – Uganda  (1996)
  • “Different But One- 1” Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda  (1996)
  • “The Revival of Uganda Artists Association”, EAGEN Mansions, Kampala – Uganda  (1994)
  • International Artists/Designers, GMDC, Hague – Netherlands  (1993)
  • Upcoming artists – Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda  (1989)

My works of Art as Collections

  • Kasalani Guest House, Nairobi Kenya
  • Nyumba ya Sanaa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Africa Policy Research Network, London UK (Paintings, Ceramics, Graphics)
  • Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (Ceramics)
  • U& Me Gifts, Mombasa – Kenya (Ceramics)
  • Larco Concrete Products, Kampala – Uganda (Ceramics)
  • US Ambassador Residence, Kampala – Uganda (Ceramics)
  • Nommo Gallery, Kampala – Uganda (Ceramics and Paintings)
  • British Council, London – UK (Ceramics)
  • City Hall, Hague (Paintings and Designs)
  • Wilfredo Lam Centre, Havana – Cuba (Ceramics)
  • Weismann Institute, Rohovot – Isreal (Paintings and Ceramics)
  • The National Park of Abruzzo, Abruzzo – Italy
  • Deventer Town Hall, Netherlands
  • Hounslow Council, London UK
  • Chiswick House, London UK
  • Meadows Estate, West Hounslow, London UK
  • Art and Human Rights Project, Africa Policy Research Network,

Many other individual collectors around the world (Ceramics, Paintings, Metalwork, designs)

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Structuralist Approach: The Art that Lies Beneath” article in the Solo exhibition by Ritah Nabuyungo Edopu, Afriart Gallery, Kampala (2006)
  • “Developing Knowledge Centre” article in the Different but One – Ten, Makerere University, Uganda (2006)
  • Ugandan Artists: Meet Philip Kwesiga Katatumba, (2006)
  • Transformation in Arts Education: Production and Use of Pottery in Nkore, S W Uganda (2005)
  • Artists Working with African Policy Research Network, Designers Within, London (2004)
  • Using Ceramics and other surfaces, www.africancolours.com/?content/philipkwesigakatatumba.html (2004)
  • Appreciation, Production and Improvement of Art/Crafts and Culture in the Districts (2001)
  • 1001 Reasons to Love the Earth (2000)
  • “War in the Eyes of Contemporary Ugandan Artists” BAFA & art dialogue, Netherlands (1998)
  • Utilization and Improvement of Fireclays in Uganda, Makerere University, Kampala
  • Ceramics Industries in and Around Kampala, Makerere University (1988)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (PAPERS AND POSTERS)

 

  • Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala – The Influence of North and South Ceramics on Art Practice, Teaching and Industry in Uganda, (Dec 2007)
  • Uganda Christian University – ‘Communications Skills between artists and Clients’, (4 Aug 2007)
  • Art and Human Rights Conference, Hounslow London, UK – Organizer/Presenter “Using Art to address issues of Health among BME communities” (2005)
  • Geology Conference, Sheraton Kampala: Paper presented “Uganda’s Clay Deposits: Mineral resource development for ceramics” (2001)
  • Art and Design Education Exchange with Africa (ADEEA), Helsinki: Paper presented: “Art and Design In Makerere: Education through the Visual Imagery” (2001)
  • APILAC workshops, I@mak.com project: paper presented: Production of Crafts in the Competitive world vs. local Technologies” (2001)
  • Shibori Mono-print and Photography Workshop: Organiser/Facilitator (1999)
  • International Encounter on Contemporary Art, Havana: Paper presented: “Uganda’s contemporary art” (1998)
  • 13th Commonwealth of Education Ministers Parallel Convention (1997)
  • International Symposium on Mining Investments in Uganda (1997)
  • Textile Design Production, Presentation and Marketing Workshop (1997)
  • Pottery and Ceramics in Uganda, Ryakasinga: Paper presented (1989)

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Major Achievements

Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts and Uganda

  • Introduction of Weaving, Photography, Fashion, and Jewellery courses.
  • Computer Laboratory and Equipment
  • An Expanded Learning Resource Centre
  • Formulation of Clay bodies kiln construction and Ceramic Equipment (local)
  • Annual Art Exhibition and Publication
  • Postgraduate enrolment record
  • Revival and initiation of operations of Makerere Art Gallery
  • Curator of exhibitions at Makerere Art Gallery
  • Re-introduced a functional library and resource centre

 

Outside Uganda

  • I have curated exhibitions in London since 2004 working together with Africa Policy Research Network
  • I have successfully organised artists and curated exhibitions in the Netherlands in 2000 and in UK in 2003 to 2005.
  • Since 2003, I have successfully carried out workshops, seminars and exhibitions with young people and women from BME communities in London, UK.
  • In 2001, I initiated a link with the University of Helsinki, Finland and Makerere University, School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Uganda with the main focus on study exchange among staff and students.
  • In 1999, I initiated a linkage between Middlesex Uninversity UK, and Makerere University, Uganda has greatly benefited staff training and research.

 

GRANTS AND OTHER AWARDS

 

RESEARCH and ACADEMIC SUPERVISORY WORK

 

I have successfully carried out the following researches:

2007 – Ongoing “The Need for Ceramic Centres in Uganda”, based in South Western Uganda.
2005 Completed a research in “Transformation of arts Education: Production and use of Pottery in Nkore Southwestern Uganda”
2004 Art and Human Rights “Africa and Human Rights Awareness using art”, London UK
2004 Researcher HE Link Project “Appropriate Design Education for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development” DFID/British Council
2001 Completed a research in Appreciation, Production and Improvement of Local Arts/Crafts in Uganda.
1997 Utilization and Improvement of Fireclays in Uganda
1986 Floor tiles and production constraints: A case study Uganda Clay works Kajansi
1984 Determining Factors of Pottery in Ibanda County

I have successfully supervised and graduated the following for Masters of Fine Art Programme

  1. Angelo Kakande – Ceramics
  2. Godfrey Kisule – Ceramics
  3. Julius Segantebuka – Ceramics
  4. Annette Sebba – Photography
  5. Stephen Sendagire – Ceramics
  6. Ayebare – Olowo – Ceramics

Since 1989 I have supervised numerous research projects from Makerere University undergraduate art programmes

COURSES TAUGHT

Pottery and Ceramics (BA FA) 6314; Graduate MAFA, Makerere University, Kampala) Teaching Evaluation 1985 – 1995          A/B (A = excellent)Teaching Evaluation since 1995              5.0/4.0 (5 = excellent)
Research (MAFA 7001; Undergraduate BIFA 7015, Makerere University, Kampala) Teaching Evaluation 1995 – todate            4.5/3.5 (5 = excellent)
African Pottery and Ceramics BA Design – Middlesex University LondonSpring 2002

QUOTED IN OR INTERVIEWED BY
Africancolours: your guide to contemporary African art
Interview by Africancolours.com Read more · Uganda · uganda.africancolours.net …. Through the eyes of Dr. Philip Kwesiga.
Ugandan Artists: Meet Philip Kwesiga Katatumba
Philip Kwesiga Katatumba is not only an academic and teacher but he is a … It is wonderful – I wish we had a face to face interview may be it could have …
www.ugpulse.com/articles/daily/Arts.asp?ID=275
Art – Design – Education – Exchange with Africa
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML
by the likes of; Bruno Ssrunkuuma, John Mugisha and Philip Kwesiga, who produced …. majority of potters interviewed, men in particular, spent most of the …
arted.uiah.fi/adeea/adeea1.pdf
newsletter.htm
by Dr Philip K. Kwesiga (International participant from Uganda) …. to respond to questions from the Television clue that had come to interview the artist. …
www.artshost.org/ngoma/ngomanews.htm

Arts Dialogue: Bahá´í Association for the Arts

The next poem which I quote from caught my eye because I feel as if I might be ‘a real … My Wealth, 1999, acrylic on canvas. by Philip Kwesiga, Uganda. …
bahai-library.org/bafa/contents.htm

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

1996 – 2001 School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University Kampala Dean
1999-2000 School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University Kampala Chair of Senate Humanities Committee
1996-2001 School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University Kampala Member of Senate
1996-2001 School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University Kampala Chair of Board of Studies

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Development Consultants International Graphic Design Specialist
Uganda Artists Association Vice Chair, 1998 – 2001
Uganda Germany Cultural Society Life Member, 1992 – Present
Historical Building Association Board Member, 1998 – Present

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ceramics Research Institute

Research Associate, August 1999 – July 2005

 

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST),

Research Associate, July 1998 – May 1999

The Uganda British Alumni Association

Member, September 2006 – Present

 

 

CONSULTING CLIENTS

Fountain Publishers; Uganda Posts and Telecommunications; The New Vision; Uganda Clays Limited; Uganda Christian University, Mukono; Lugazi University, Lugazi; Uganda Television; Gem Connection; External Security Organisation; Uganda Law Society; Uganda Literature Bureau; Damanico Ltd; Kabale University; Meadows Estate, Hounslow London; Africa Policy Research Network, Hounslow London

Community Services

2005 Volunteer to win London 2012
2005 Organiser of art activities for Refugee communities in West London
2004 African Artist Volunteer, Africa Policy Research Network, London UK
2003 Giving art lessons to communities in West London, Hounslow UK
2001-2002 External examiner for Nkumba University from 2001 to 2002
1999 – to date Chairperson, Art For Development (AFORD)
1994-2002 Represented the Faculty and University at different bodies and committees
1992 – to date Cadre
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