Rwenzori Art Centre
Rwenzori Art Centre
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Perfectly located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains lies Rwenzori Arts Centre, Sculpture Gallery and Coffee Bar. The centre is conveniently placed just off the main road between Queen Elizabeth National Park and Fort Portal, only 11km from Kasese.This spectacular award-winning complex sits in harmony with its restored natural landscape; the coffee bar terrace offers a comfortable place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Mountains of the Moon.Visitors are treated to a stunning display of works cast in the adjacent foundry by talented local craftsmen. Pure white Ugandan marble carvings rub shoulders with soapstone and bronze sculptures. Specially commissioned, a series of over 30 Clan Totem animals in bronze are also permanently on show. Capturing the magnificence of iconic species such as Elephant, Colobus and Hippo, the series includes more elusive creatures like the Pangolin and the Otter.These remarkable works come about through exchange projects between artists in Africa and Europe and are inspired by the people, culture, wildlife and beauty of Uganda and make the perfect memento to mark an unforgettable journey. All works are for sale and can be shipped on request.Depending on availability, it may be possible to tour the workshops for a modest $5 donation to Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation which supports Rwenzori Founders and many other cultural projects in Uganda.We look forward to welcoming you.
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Oak Park, IL54 contributions
Jan 2020
This art center is also a foundry. They specialize in making amazing (small and big) sculptures in bronze and have some on display. The location is very peaceful and clean. Staff is knowledgeable and kind. Spent two hours visiting and talking with them. Worth a visit.
Written 23 January 2020
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pjhap
Kampala, Uganda103 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
A beautiful setting for a first rate gallery displaying the excellent creations of the local foundry. Set up to create local employment it is also a wonderful, peaceful location for a rest stop, coffee and snacks. Look out for the orange, roadside sign with a pangolin about 10 kms north of Kasese. With a bit more time you can tour the foundry ($10 pp). Very clean toilets too!
Written 15 August 2017
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Texas297 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
We bought a locally made bronze sculpture from the centre. If you like locally made art then this is a good place to look. They have a lot of locally made bronzes and some from Europe. Even if you do not buy, it is a cool place to stop on the way to QENP.
Written 1 March 2017
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Ruben_Heather
Ha Tien, Vietnam105 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
We needed something to do with the kids on Sunday morning so we drove to Rwenzori Founders. Emmanuel, the director took us on a guided tour which demonstrated how difficult the process is. The kids loved it, especially when they had their hands cast in plaster to help them understand the technique.

We ended up with a lovely cafeteria and home made biscuits for mum and I whilst the kids enjoyed cold sodas at the gallery.

I'd certainly recommend it if even if just to have a coffee and a relaxing break looking over the beautiful landscape.
Written 12 February 2017
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Marie G
Ottawa, Canada68 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
My review is about the Rwenzori Founders Art Centre. Very Interesting, very nice artistic pieces, I was impressed by the entire property. The sculptures are well presented, staff very knowledgable, the place is clean, in contrast with the city.
A place I will not forget, a jewelry in the middle of this messy town.
Written 3 February 2017
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caljane17
Rosanky, TX315 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
We broke up our drive by stopping here to see the local art. The sculptures are fantastic. I always enjoy art galleries, but what made this special was that they walk you through the steps of making the sculptures. It was very interesting and the grounds are beautiful
Written 21 May 2016
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AlCooke65
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Really good place to visit and see the fantastic bronze sculptures and get a detailed tour through the process of making them. Allow at least a couple of hours for a visit, great way to break up the drive.
Written 9 March 2015
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Sue F
Waterlooville, UK4 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
It is amazing to find such an impressive gallery in Kyemihoko near Kasese with such high quality sculptures produced by a Ugandan team working in the associated foundry. It is an inspiring break in a beautiful and innovative building with relaxing views of the Rwenzori mountains.
Written 16 June 2013
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