Uganda Art Galleries

(Uganda, UG, East Africa)

Located in central Kampala and just off the Said Barre Road, the Uganda National Cultural Centre serves as one of the principal art galleries in the country, being close to the Kampala Events Bureau and the Parliament Building.

Elsewhere in the city of Kampala is the Tulifanya Gallery, which is to be found just down the road from Centenary Park and is known for its changing exhibitions of local paintings.

If you are visiting Uganda's capital city in early October, then you may like to look out for the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival. At the event, exhibitions are held throughout the city, at venues such as the Afriart, AKA Gallery, Goethe-Zentrum, Makerere and Nommo galleries, as well as the Uganda Museum on Kira Road.

Uganda National Cultural Centre / Nommo Gallery

Address: 4 & 6 De-Winton Road, Kampala, Uganda, UG, Africa
Tel: +256 414 254 567
The Uganda National Cultural Centre is often abbreviated and referred to as simply the UNCC. This important institution came into being as far back as 1959 following an official act of parliament, being founded to provide a cultural theatre for performing arts, a space for exhibitions and the chance to encourage local artistic activities.

The National Cultural Centre comprises two main venues - the National Theatre and also the Nommo Gallery, the latter of which boasts frequent exhibitions by both native Ugandan and international artists. Visitors often come to the National Theatre for movie screenings, while also onsite is a coffee shop, where tasty African dishes are served up in pleasant surroundings. For souvenirs, the resident Craft Village store is the place to come.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Tulifanya Gallery

Address: Clement Hill Road, Kampala, Uganda, UG, Africa
Tel: +256 414 254 183
Standing within Kampala city centre, the Tulifanya Gallery was founded in the middle of the 1990s. Various different themed displays take place here throughout the year, including a group exhibition entitled 'Discoveries' and regularly monthly exhibitions featuring established local artists, such as Geoffrey Mukasa, Hussein Halfawi and Salah Ammar. A coffee shop is on hand should you wish to stay a little longer and enjoy some refreshments.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Gallery Antique

Address: Kololo, Kampala, Uganda, UG, Africa
Tel: +256 414 236 314
Gallery Antique Uganda makes for an interesting addition to any sightseeing itinerary for visitors to the capital city. Founded towards the end of the 1990s, the venue has seen many well-supported exhibitions over the years. Visitors will be able to purchase various African-themed art works, including contemporary paintings, traditional masks, sculptures of native animals and authentic tribal pieces. Artists of note who regularly exhibit here include names such as Ahmed Abushariaa, Ismail Damba, Kasambeko Paul and Ronnie Ogwang.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free