Project Description

Ssaava Dhamulira Mweera is a self-taught artist and artisan. His work is inspired by local traditions, mythologies and the preservation of culture. His practice has gradually evolved from craft making into immersive installations whilst maintaining the use of  natural materials; bark cloth, kyangwe, seeds, shells, eucalyptus trees, saw dust alongside new elements such as light and space.


Ssaava is also one of the co-founders of Tukole Art Cultural Inspirations, a collective who work with women, youth and children to make art and craft.




2016 Okutya Bulwadde (Fear is a Disease), at 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust

2016 32° East’s First Annual Members Exhibition, at Humura Resorts Kampala

2014 KLA ART 014: Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, at Nommo Gallery




2016 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust




2013 Doa Doa, Jinja, Uganda

2012 Sauti Za Busara, Zanzibar

2012 Jua Kali, Bujumbura, Burundi

2009-15 Rwanda Expo, Kigali, Rwanda

2008 Jua Kali, Kigali, Rwanda

2008-15 Bayimba International Festival, Kampala, Uganda

2002 Jua Kali, Kampala, Uganda

Okutya Bulwadde

Okutya Bulwadde

Okutya Bulwadde

Okutya Bulwadde

Okutya Bulwadde