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In pictures: Ugandan pothole painting

Artist with onlookers working on pothole artwork 27 May 2007

Artists in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have held their first street festival, which included painting some of the city's many potholes.

Artwork painted in pothole 27 May 2007

The potholes were first filled in with a mixture of cement and plaster of Paris, before being painted. Metal handles were also fitted, so the artwork could be removed.

Artists preparing mosaic in studio 27 May 2007

Local people were encouraged to join professional artists to make their mark.

Artist with green and white painting 27 May 2007

"There's lots of entertainment in the city, but it's also a place of nature and that's why I'm using the leaf design and the colour green," says artist Daudi Karungi.

Detail of artwork made for street festival 27 May 2007

The artworks will be auctioned to raise money for a contemporary art museum in Kampala.

Artists painting street art in Kampala, 27 May 2007

Organiser Peter Otim said the idea was to bring art to the people, because he says many feel intimidated by painting. Photos: Sarah Grainger.






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