Kabale University hosts Art Exhibition titled; Conservation of Wildlife using Cast AluminiumCollins Mann
Kabale university hosted a two day’s Art Exhibition titled; Conservation of Wildlife Using Cast Aluminium. This was a Solo Exhibition by Deo Nsamba from the Department of Applied Design and Fine Art. The Exhibition took place from the 13th – 14th, October 2020, at Kikungiri Main Campus. It was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joy C. Kwesiga. In her opening remarks, Prof. Kwesiga appreciated Dr, Nsamba’s Art Works and called other members of Staff to adopt the culture of exhibiting their Academic Projects while at Kabale University. And secondly, this would be an area of Individual Academic career growth as the production of two publications; One being the Exhibition itself and the catalogue attached in reference to the concept related to the Exhibition.
As an activist Dr Nsamba emphasized the effects of global warming that is engulfing our environment at large, that’s why most of us are no longer discussing whether we need to do something about it, but it is how to do it. That is why In this virtual exhibition the sculptural works were recycled using a simple method called sand casting as a way of relieving our environment of the toxic material that would be exposed through damping. This method could be one of the popular ways of helping the environment. It’s free, time-effective, and can make a huge difference.
Metals can be recycled over and over again without losing their quality, which makes them very valuable. Recycling metal offers many financial and environmental benefits, as it’s an important factor. Related to it are other five basic important factors I would stress why this exhibition was key during this covid pandemic and are stated below as follows;
The amount of metal we have access to is limited. With continuous mining, we reduce the natural resources. Therefore recycling of metals can slow this process down.
Electronic waste can become a big problem if it’s not processed in the right way. For example, if a thousand laptops ended up in a landfill, substances such as lead from the battery can start leaking into the soil and into the water systems.
Mining, processing, and transporting metals require a lot of energy. And since this energy isn’t green, it results in huge amounts of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.
There are very few processes as damaging to the environment as mining because creating a mine site is impossible without destroying the surrounding habitats.
The more energy we use, the more CO2 is emitted during its production. Even though energy from renewable sources is getting more and more available, it’s still not enough. Recycling uses only a small percentage of the resources needed for mining, so it’s much more sustainable.
Most metals can be recycled indefinitely without any loss in their quality. This means it’s not only environmentally, but also financially, beneficial to reuse them time after time.
Therefore having exposed the purpose of this Exhibition, as an alternative sensitization of our environment, the majority of Administrative and Academic staff acknowledged its positive contribution. Later that day, the Exhibition was closed by Prof. Benon Basheka the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), who appreciated Dr. Nsamba for not having rested during the COVID- 19 lockdown and used the time to produce some good academic pieces, he challenged other members of staff to follow suit. At the closure of the exhibition, Dr. Nsamba handed over different Art pieces as gifts to different Officers of the University who were present. Below are the different moments during the exhibition.
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