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Sadolin Partner with Public-art to launch series of innovative community-based paintings



Sadolin Paints Rwanda Ltd, the country’s leading top quality Paint Company, last month, during Umuganda partnered with Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, a public-art social enterprise to launch a series of innovative community-based paintings.

The new community partnership will see large scale paintings, painted directly onto the walls of public locations as an act of community beautification during Umuganda. The first of planned monthly series of ‘Arts Umuganda’ events this year took place on the last Saturday of last month at the Kamuhoza Cell of Kimisagara Sector, Nyarugenge district.

According to a press statement from Sadolin, the paintings are more than just colour on the wall. “The work will be co-created by a team of professional artists together with members of the community, and will reflect important messages, identified by community stakeholders, to support local development and positive social change,” it read.  In line with the spirit of Umuganda, painters and community members will work together to create something of shared value that improves the wellness and aesthetic of the community.

The spirit of Umuganda will be translated visually using high-quality and long-lasting Weather guard paint from Sadolin Paint Rwanda Ltd.  The company’s long-standing history in Rwanda ensures a trustworthy product to ‘colour your world’ and will be used to create the public artworks.

Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, a Rwandan social-enterprise, focuses on using street-arts and art-actions to involve civil society in positive social change that promotes creativity and community through colour. To date, the team has created 25 murals across the country.

Artists involved in the January ‘Arts Umuganda’ project will include: Jean Baptiste Rukundo, Isaac Umuhire, Bruce Niyonkuru, Dolph Kayitannkore, Ivy Gowen, Bonfils Ngabonziza, Moses Izabiriza, Niza Niyigena, and Innocent Buregeya, as well as photographer Chris Schwagga.

About Sadolin Paints Rwanda

Sadolin Paints (Rwanda) Limited is the largest paint selling company in Rwanda, with more than 50% market share.

The company sells a widely varied range of high-quality decorative products for both commercial and retail markets. Sadolin Paints (Rwanda) Limited maintains a licence agreement with Sadolin Paints Denmark Limited, who originally established the company in Uganda in 1963. Sadolin Paints Denmark is now part of Akzo Nobel, the largest paint conglomerate in the world.

Sadolin Paints (Rwanda) Limited has access to modern decorative paint technology and trends through Akzo Nobel and it is the only paint company in Uganda with access to international technology, making it the market leader.

The company supplies textured finishes for buildings, manufactures, automotive refinish products, high quality wood-finish products and represents De Beer by selling their automotive products through the Octoral Trade name. It also supplies protective coatings from International Paint South Africa

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