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Ten kilometres north of Kasese and in the foothills of Uganda’s impressive Rwenzori Mountains lies Rwenzori Founders, a bronze-casting facility and sculpture gallery.
Supported by UK charity the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, this rural centre for the arts was launched when three Ugandan craftsmen who trained at Pangolin Editions foundry in England returned home in 2008. It has since grown rapidly and the local team now boasts fourteen members.
Unprecedented in Uganda, the foundry offers sculptors the opportunity to have their work cast into bronze in well-equipped studios and with skilled craftsmen on hand at every stage of the process.
The architect-designed Rwenzori Sculpture Gallery is rapidly becoming a popular tourist destination and exhibits a selection of bronzes produced by the foundry as well as other works created during workshops and residencies hosted on site.
All sculptures are for sale and enquiries are welcomed.
Rwenzori Founders P O Box 600 Kasese Uganda
- (00256) 782238036
The gallery is open
by appointment only
between 9am and 4pm
Monday to Friday
- Mixed Exhibition, 3rd Jan - 29th Jun 2013