Rwenzori Founders Art Centre, comprising an award-winning Sculpture Gallery, Bronze Foundry and Coffee Bar, lies eleven kilometres north of Kasese in the foothills of Uganda’s impressive Rwenzori Mountains.
Supported by UK charity the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, recent winners of Expats Magazine’s Community Services Award, this rural centre for the arts was launched in 2008 when three Ugandan craftsmen who trained at Pangolin Editions foundry in England returned home. It has since grown rapidly and the local team now boasts sixteen 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.