Walter Simbo Urassa commonly known as Walter Simbo is originally from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. He is the Artist-in-Residence for this month of April 2018 who is basing his art on the theme “Mama na Nyumbani” i.e. Mother and Home. His art takes a diverse look at various roles that a mother plays in her daily life to support and build up her home, whilst challenging us to imagine what homes are without a mother figure.
During his residency Walter is working on preparing an art exhibition, which will address his theme through painting and beadwork. His exhibition aims to appreciate mothers, looking at themes around motherhood such as sacrifice, dedication and love.