AtWork was a time to experiment and the experience forced me to think about my individuality. What my contribution was to the art community or community or just even to myself.

The unconventional education experiences like this breathed a different kind of breath into my being. It kind of got me thinking about who I am and to forget about what other people think. It got me on the journey to unlearn a great amount of what I had learnt before.

Through workshops, seminars I have learnt that it’s okay to fall and get up and that I am not responsible for anyone’s interpretation of my work. It is through these avenues that I have learnt to read more because, well, all those who facilitate these workshops are continuously dropping names of people and events that are significant for this generation.

Today… I dream to live a debt free life as an artist. I look forward to starting my residency at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in January 2018. To see how my archive unfolds with my current project Letters to my Childhood. To see more people, embrace critical thought, especially at institutions of higher learning.

“AtWork got me thinking about who I am and to forget about what other people think.”

Immy Mali — AtWork Kampala participant

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