One of the stars of her program is David Kamau, shown on the left. He has never received any formal art training, but I am sure you will agree that he has a talent?
With Ferny's help, we would like to supply David with the materials he needs to continue making art and creating a new channel for his energy. Straight up, we have a kind donation of two beautiful canvases (thanks to Tracy Bowman) and a box of all sorts of paints with a noble provenance; they belonged to Joy Adamson (thanks to Simon Johnson)!
If anyone else can help with any art materials or would like to support Ferny in her endeavours, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
My friend, Ferny Verwiel is involved in something very wonderful; she organizes art workshops in Kamiti Medium and Maximum security prisons. Up to now her efforts have been self funded but she has approached us to see if we can help support her efforts in some way and I have promised to spread the word.
Almost everyone who has visited One Off's Loft space in the last few months has been amazed at the extent of our stock which is squashed into such a small area. Things came to a head with the mounting of Sophie Walbeoffe's show, which is our current exhibition. We needed more space and with a week to play with, we decided that the tack room was a perfect intimate space for Sophie's smaller works. We called in a shop fitter, a painter and an electrician and voila, a week later, the annex was born!
I hope you will come and see for yourselves. So far our new space has been warmly received and plans are well advanced to make a much bigger extension to the available hanging space. We'll keep you updated.
As curator of a Fine Art Gallery for almost 21 years, I've met some highly original people and found myself in some unusual situations. I hope you enjoy my day to day adventures of running One Off Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya.