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Painting on Lubugo bark cloth

Published 2 September 2021

Artist Michael Armitage paints on a material called Lubugo, which is made by the Baganda people of southern Uganda. Discover how Lubugo’s crafted, and how Armitage incorporates its imperfections into his work.

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      22 May — 19 September 2021

      Just over 10 years since Armitage graduated from the RA Schools, the RA brings together 15 of his large-scale paintings from the past six years, exploring East African landscapes, politics and society, alongside 31 works by six East African contemporary artists: Meek Gichugu, Jak Katarikawe, Theresa Musoke, Asaph Ng’ethe Macua, Elimo Njau and Sane Wadu.

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