Thursday, 23 March 2017

Prof Andrew Burton Newcastle University, School of industrial and fine Arts Makerere university and Uganda community Art skill Development and Recycling (UCASDR) working together to develop day to day products with the aim of developing multi- disciplinary artworks with Artisans from Grass root communities




It was  delightful to work with Professor Andrew Burton from Newcastle University in the third  collaborative project.
I hosted him for the first time in 2015 and second time in 2016, I wrote to him requesting him to work with Newcastle University students and staff in a collaborative project.
I am grateful that the collaboration has grown stronger  , as the number of  projects with Andrew Burton (Newcastle University) and
school of Industrial and Fine Art  (CEDAT Makerere University)
with the Uganda Community Art Skills Development and Recycling (UCASDR) is increasing.

In this recent project of March 2017  we worked with students and staff of school of industrial and fine Arts Makerere university and  Uganda community Art skill Development and Recycling (UCASDR) to develop day to day products with the  aim  of developing  multi- disciplinary artworks with Artisans from Grass root communities which is   coordinated by Tusiime Mathias Artist ,Associated with UCASDR .

The UCASDR program major goal is to promote Innovation, Creative skills, Environmental Sustainability within grass root Communities in Uganda and  helps to bridge the skills acquisition gaps between higher institutions of learning and the grass root communities.
I thank Newcastle University and professor  Andrew Burton for all the support during all the activities

The collaborative project between Newcastle University, UCASDR, and school of industrial and Fine Arts -CEDAT intends to promote sustainability, creative skills in the grass root communities, students, staff enabling them  to share the skills and engage in research.

Professor Andrew Burton From Newcastle University Giving a lecture to lecturers,students and Artisans in the sculpure studio,school of Industrial and Fine Arts Makerere University 
Professor Andrew Burton From Newcastle University Giving a lecture to lecturers,students and Artisans in the sculpure studio,school of Industrial and Fine Arts Makerere University

Above images shows Prof.Andrew Burton and Tusiime mathias engaging in 
Community Research.

Please keep following the  video showing Students,Artisans and Lectures during workshop is to be published very soon









Monday, 20 March 2017

Tusiime meets his first Art collector Mr Pietro Averono

It was a pleasure to meet Mr Pietro is an Italian Art collector, who collected My first art work.
I thank him for the contribution in My Art carrier.
please Remember to Visit our Art show at  UCASDR Art Center

On going Art exhibition at UCASDR Art Centre

For new Art works Please feel free to visit our Art center
Enjoy 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Barkcloth paper making in Uganda


As UCASDR is approaching to open it's center,
Dear friends be ready to view the innovative, creative skills for sustainability at UCASDR Art center.
Have done several innovativations including discovering the bark cloth paper in Uganda, in order to offer the alternative paper and environmental sustainability by planting more bark tree.I Tusiime Mathias, am proud that this innovation was officially launched at the prestigious University -Makerere   University,I  Art Gallery in 2015 and it was sponsored by College of Engineering Design Art and Technology,pespi Cola, Peacock paints Uganda, Joyce R Gottelieb USA and Uganda community Art skill Devt and recycling (UCASDR) .
On 12th i managed to exhibit the first time Artworks in UCASDR Art center
We are inviting you to our show Room/office /Art center
please enjoy the images 
I thank everyone who Was behind the success

                                       Exhibiting  at the UCASDR Art centre
                    Please above is the map showing the location of UCASDR Art center/show Room/Offices
 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Famous Ugandan Curator Nagawa Margaret Visits UCASDR Art centre


Margaret Nagawa,  Tusiime Mathias, in the Middle is the Little Joyce The Daughter of Tusiime

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing UCASDR as your place to visit today.
Nagawa Margaret  have been an artist for over 20 years.
 She  graduated with first class honors Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (1994) from Margaret Trowell School of Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
She earned her Masters degree in Fine Arts Administration and Curatorship (1998), from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Margaret Nagawa is the First Curator to visit UCASDR Arts centre has many responsibilities participating, a maker of fine arts, a curator, a promoter, and a collector of fine arts.

UCASDR- Uganda community Art skill Development and Recycling (UCASDR) is a program that   links Art and Craft to environmental concerns through recycling skills development and innovation in Uganda.

UCASDR's vision is to develop and build regional skills development and Innovation centers that will provide basic practical skills to unprivileged people in the community.

The UCASDR project major goal is to promote Innovation, Creative skills, Environmental Sustainability within grass root Communities in Uganda.
It helps to bridge the skills acquisition gaps between higher institutions of learning and the grass root communities.

This program promotes sustainability of the grass root communities thus enabling them appreciate and share the skills with the local communities to improve  livelihoods.

Also, the program seeks to equip grass root communities with practical skills. To improve community creativity through community outreach activities.

UCASDR was registered in 2012 to provide basic practical skills for Entrepreneurship and works on a voluntary basis using Art and design as tools for social change,as well Art for Technology development  works as a mobile Vocational program in order to provide equal opportunities to other communities away from its base providing skills for social change.
The UCASDR program  major goal is to promote Innovation/ Creative skills, Environmental Sustainability, Rehabilitation and Therapy within Communities in Uganda.
Benefits

It helps to bridge the skills acquisition gaps between higher institutions of  learning and the grass root communities.
This program is committed address social issues through practical skills Development ,like  high crime rate in some communities due to unemployment, poverty  According  to research this  was discovered that most youth in some  areas engages in  theft .The purpose of this project is to engage the people in that community in order to reduce number of crime committed   in the community as well we train people to become job creators  not job seekers and become self sustainable, develop a team of Unity, sharing and Giving.
This program was initiated by Tusiime Mathias, who started as a cleaner at school of Industrial and Fine Art-Makerere university and currently Ranked the fourth most growing contemporary plastic Artist  in world by  Artcrasy.
I found that there was a group of people which was left out, like local communities because of educational systems Uganda.
  Ugandan Education system consider papers and abig number of people did not get a chance to study in high levels of Education.
After several year practicing art, conducting  Research Using available materials for educational purposes and material cultural research sustainability  for law income earners.
Tusiime Mathias
Founder and Director - UCASDR