In June 2011, Sadolin Paints and the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala created the first MabARTi Challenge — Art in Public Space: 31 selected artists, both up-coming and with a broadly-based appreciation, painted to colour the every-day lives of Ugandans.
From 18th to 26th June 2011, the 31 works were painted across Kampala’s inner city on corrugated iron (known in Uganda as Mabaati Sheets) sheets, which are usually provided by Sadolin Paints to shield construction sites. They now are a landmark of the brightness and contrast art implements in public space.
A jury of five, consistent of Prof. Dr. George Kyeyune, Professor of Art at the Makerere University, artists Josephine Mukasa and Roshan Karmali and a representative of Sadolin and Goethe-Zentrum Kampala respectively, decided upon the four winners of the competition.
All winners of the competition received a cash prize and will be able to organise an exhibition on account of Sadolin Paints and Goethe-Zentrum Kampala. Their exhibitions will contain the winning submissions and other works by the artist.