Between 2009 and 2012 I was very fortunate to be able to visit on several occasions the town of Kabale, Uganda. Kabale is a market town and a transportation hub situated in the south of Uganda approximately 10km from the Ruwandan border. I first went as part of a team of teachers and students from the William Morris Sixth Form College in London to work with the teachers and students of Kigezi High School in Kabale. In 2010 I co-founded with my WMSF colleague and friend, Grigori Papazafiriou, the Kabale Arts Centre. The Centre was set up to give local artists a place to show and sell their work and also as a venue to initiate and support development projects in Kabale and the wider region.
Through this link an incredible new world opened up for me. It is a world of extraordinary beauty in which daily life often brings you face to face with some of life’s greatest adversity. I made many friends over the years I was there and they were very kind in sharing their lives and stories with me; in a way I feel I gained far more from them than I was able to offer through my work there.
The Kabale Sketches document various projects I worked on while staying in Kabale and also contains short series of images that I managed to take on each visit. Each of the "sketches" is listed below with a short description.