Kungoni Art Project - Malawi

Archive for January 2019

James Samikwa – Stations of the Cross

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   These Stations of the Cross follow the order prescribed by the Novus Ordo. They include not only the Passion narrative but also (unusually) the Resurrection.   KAP.B(i). Artist: James Samikwa Title: Stations of the Cross Date: 1989 Themes: Christ, Church Furniture, Passion, Resurrection, Stations of the Cross…

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Claude Boucher & Patricio Tambala Mponyani – Men’s Work

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   These wall paintings are applied to the side of the church where the men sit and evoke their world. They are the companions to the pieces that depict ‘Women’s Work’ on the South Side. Illustrations are, respectively, of carving, the sewing of mats, forestry, drums (and art),…

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Ismael Mulera – Father & Son

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   This is the companion piece to Ismael Mulera’s Mother & Child and stands at the front of the church on the side where the men sit. The staff imparts to Joseph a commanding presence. This is an unusual depiction. The work is designed expressly to encourage the…

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Telesphore Mpira – Baptismal Font (New Life with Plants)

Malawi – Dedza District – Mua Parish   Telesphore Mpira is one of the several brothers of Thomas Mpira who have also established themselves at Kungoni Centre. This baptismal font is in a state of some disrepair. However, it is lavishly decorated with plants, which suggest the work of cultivation that is placed upon the…

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