MASK Awards 2014 was themed ‘Young People - the Creative Nation'
Enrties received: 750
Number of schools participated: 12
Countries participated: Kenya
Number of prizes awarded: 7
Award Ceremony was attended by 250 people
Press: Saturday Nation, 27 September 2014; The Star, 9 September, 28 May, 29 May 2014; The Business Daily, 31 May 2014
Prizes totalling 300,000 Ksh (£2,500) are supported by Rivers Foundation (UK). Our special thanks to our judges.
Darubini Talent Academy, Machakos, Kenya
Nyumbani Lawson Secondary, Kitui, Kenya
COGRI (Children of God Relief Institute) Art Club, Nairobi, Kenya
FILM & VIDEO
Crew Teflon, Ben Vic, Timmy Tim, Biior, and Kavi, Nairobi
UNDER 25 CATEGORY
1st Prize, Louis Nderi, 23, Nairobi
2nd Prize, Clement Mureithi, 9, Lamu
3rd Prize, Onesmus Okamar, 19, Westesrn Kenya
Eddy Ouma, 21, Nairobi
Cindy Malia, 24, Nairobi
Jimmy Nyakora, 23
Kevin Otieno, Winnie Nyambura, Nicholas Kingoo, Alma Kerubo, Reagan Maina, Hannah Gatgoni, Rose Nyambura, Faith Nyambura, Canary Ifedha, Andrew Dickson Mungai, all 6-14
Michelle Ajema, 24, Nairobi
Arnold Kibaara, 20
Muthoni Wachira, 18, Limuru
Yonah Mudibo, 21
Edwin Wainaina, 17
William Masiga, 22
Ongere Chirchill, 22
Fidelix Musili Kilonzo, 16
CREW TEFLON (Timmy Tim, Ben Vic, Bior, 'JK', and Kavi), 16-18, Nairobi
School of Art and Design at Nairobi University, Nairobi, 22 May 2014
The Ceremony was chaired by Professor at School of Art and Design Colins Makunda and opened by leading African industrialist Dr Manu Chandaria CBE who said:
"Survival in the 21st century will be very, very difficult, and without creativity it is not possible."
The exhibition was curated by students Elsardt Kigen, Watson Kanyi and Raymond Mutisya.
Alla Tkachuk, Dr Manu Chandaria and Professor Colins Makunda
Dr Manu Chandaria awards prizes to Timmy Tim and Ben Vic of CREW TEFLON
Teacher Esther of Darubini Academy accepts the prize
Video of the Awards Ceremony
Dr Manu Chandaria awards prizes to winning schools
4 September - 8 November 2014
The exhibition was opened by MASK's former Patron the renowned modern artist Ibrahim El-Salahi on 4 September.
"Governments in Africa don't support the arts in a way they should. MASK Awards is giving young Africans their humanity back," Ibrahim said at the opening.
Amongst guests were Lady Anya Sainsbury, the Linbury Trust Founder; Susan Rivers and Tina Bolton, Rivers Foundation's Trustees; Major General Roddy Porter, Director of the Royal Over-Seas League, Sir Eldryd Parry, the Tropical Health Trust Founder; financier Thairu Ndungu; Kenyan comedian Njambi McGrath; artist Sian Daniels; Elsbeth Court of SOAS; artist Corrie Wingate, Anidan Art Club Founder, and Francesca Wilson, Director of Education at the Saatchi Gallery.
Click on the clip below for the catalogue of artworks and Saatchi exhibition Private View.
27 January - 20 March 2015
The exhibition was opened by Hon. Dr Margaret Lesuuda, the Kenya High Commission Education Attache; River Foundation Founder Alan Rivers, of the Rivers Foundation and Director of the Royal Over-Seas League Major General Roderick Porter.
Education Attache Dr Margaret Lesuuda
Rivers Foundation Founder Alan Rivers
Director of UKENTV Janet Wainaina
Washington DC, 26 June 2014
The digital exhibition and presentation by MASK's Director was opened by Mary Jane Deep, the Chief of African & Middle Eastern Division of the Library. The exhibition was attended by MASK Awards judge Nik Apostolides, Assistant Director of the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, and by representatives of Nyambani Lawson Secondary School. Eve Ferguson, the Head of African Section had said:
"The level of creativity and standard of the artworks submitted to MASK Awards is very high."
The Queen’s Trust