TODAY, an art exhbit with themes on HIV/AIDS opens at Makerere
Art Gallery. The show features sculptures by Lillian Nabulime, a
lecturer in sculpture at the university. Her work contains
lessons on safety, prevention and behavioral change.
It also demystifies misconceptions and taboos about sex and
sexuality. Nabulime's work springs from the depths of her
feelings and experiences.
As a single mother whose husband succumbed to HIV/AIDS, she knows
all too well the challenges of caring for a loved one and the
socio-emotional pressure that it puts on care-givers; especially
women like her.
That is why her work specifically targets women. "As mothers and
care givers, women usually bear the brunt of the devastating
effects of HIV/AIDS," Nabulime says.
Her work is executed in a symbolic nature borrowing heavily from
daily human experiences. She uses ordinary materials like glass,
soap, metal and backcloth.
It draws on very intimate aspects of our being to drive the
message home. It is a powerful communicative tool that has hardly
been explored, but one whose explicit inuendos may irk moral