Perfectly located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains lies Rwenzori Founders Art Centre, Sculpture Gallery and Coffee Bar, a ‘must-see’ for the traveller in Western Uganda. The centre is conveniently placed just off the main road between Queen Elizabeth National Park and Fort Portal, only 11km from Kasese.
This spectacular award-winning complex sits in harmony with its restored natural landscape and makes inventive use of local materials whilst also providing a dynamic modern space for viewing sculpture. The coffee bar terrace offers a comfortable place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Mountains of the Moon.
The gallery boasts a unique connection with the only foundry in Uganda solely dedicated to casting sculpture. Visitors will be treated to a stunning display of works cast in our adjacent studios by talented local craftsmen. Pure white Ugandan marble carvings rub shoulders with soapstone and bronze sculptures by a diversity of talented local artists and and renowned artists from further afield.
Specially commissioned for the centre, a series of over 30 Clan Totem animals in bronze are also permanently on show. Capturing the magnificence of iconic species such as Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Colobus and Hippo, the series includes more elusive creatures like the Pangolin and the Otter.
These remarkable works are inspired by the people, culture, wildlife and beauty of Uganda and make the perfect memento to mark an unforgettable journey.
Depending on availability, it may be possible to tour the workshops for a modest $5 donation to Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation which supports Rwenzori Founders and many other cultural projects in Uganda.
We look forward to welcoming you.