Project Description

In “Hands of Life” Elly Arthur Niwatuhereza transforms acrylic thread and t-shirt offcuts into imagery that speaks to the beauty and fragility of life in everyday situations. From women harvesting and celebrating in rural Uganda to a person threatened by breast cancer, Elly explores rich themes through touching images of the western countryside.

Elly has been weaving non-biodegradable waste for several years and completed his residency at 32 in 2016.

He is a lecturer at Kyambogo University and, alongside a collective of students, recycles found objects into visual art to give them a second life and emphasize the importance of reducing waste.


Good Harvest 1

Good Harvest 2

A Collective Effort

My Motherland

My Pride


My Homeland

It’s a Long Wait

My Hope

Two of Us

Inner Healing

My Culture, My Dance