Nambulime’s studio: wood carving as a social practice

Lilian Mary Nabulime is a Ugandan born sculptor and senior lecturer of Fine Art. She is lecturing at College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) and has published and exhibited her works in various exhibitions both national and international.

The workshop concentrates on the exploration and development wood carving skills. It is practical in terms of studying wood as a material, the properties of wood, themes, techniques, tools and equipment.

An introductory lecture and demonstrations will be given.  Attention will be devoted to the aesthetic contexts, the development of a personal visual vocabulary and the cultivation of individual creative expression.

‘Wood carving as a social practice’ refers to incorporating wood carving with other materials. The materials added should engage, have meaning (symbolic) to society. Both the woodcarving and other materials are conceptual and can deal with issues in society, such as HIV/AIDS, promoting breastfeeding, warning about the dangers of smoking, global water crisis, effects of wars over generations etc. 

The apprentice is expected to conduct research through the internet and the library to focus on a societal issue that is important to the apprentice to guide their wood carving. Other sculptural materials will be incorporated with reference to ‘wood carving as a social practice’.