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Margaret Nagawa
Organisational Committee Chairperson
Project Director

Margaret Nagawa is a Ugandan artist and independent curator based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nagawa’s interest lies in working collaboratively with artists on practice and public interaction. Her experience and background have encompassed a broad range of projects including art production, gallery work, education, curating, and writing, with institutions and independently. In her artistic capacity, Nagawa has worked across the media of painting, photography and textiles. She was co-curator of Visionary Africa - Art at Work, Kampala chapter in 2012; and is a regular blogger regarding artists at Forthcoming engagements include presenting a conference paper on artist Francis Musangogwantamu at the ACASA 16th Triennale in New York. Nagawa is a graduate of Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University; and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rocca Gutteridge
Rocca Gutteridge

Rocca Gutteridge is the Co-Director of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust. Based in Kampala the organisation was co-founded in 2011 with Nicola Elphinstone and is a centre for the creation and exploration of contemporary Ugandan art.

Gutteridge’s key roles at 32° East are the delivery of an international exchange programme, participatory and public art projects and the formation of an educational and professional development programme.  The Co-Directors have won key grants from The African Arts Trust, Arts Collaboratory and The British Council and have formed partnerships with international networking bodies such as the Triangle Network.


Prior to this role, Gutteridge completed a BA in Fine Art and a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.  She is the producer of Artachat, a research and discussion platform for public, community and socially engaged art practices and has delivered curatorial projects for Edinburgh International Art Festival, Glasgow International and the Mela Festival.  Gutteridge has undertaken project based and curatorial residencies at Deveron Arts (Scotland), Terre Sans Frontier (Morocco), and the Edinburgh and Scottish Sculpture Workshops.

Laura Ratling
Project Manager

Laura Ratling is a Creative Producer and Festival Manager. Laura has devised and produced cultural events, including arts and music festivals, interactive workshops and participatory events in London. This includes The Big Noise Festival, which she set up to raise funds for UK-based homeless charity, The Big Issue Foundation. She also worked at arts festivals across Australia between 2007 and 2009, and engages in design work. 


Laura came to Kampala to work on the production design for Bayimba International Festival of Arts in 2013, and was supported by the British Council to take on the role of Project Manager at KLA ART 014.

Josh Agaba
Volunteer Coordinator

Josh Agaba is an arts enthusiast and social media geek. He believes that only through the arts can someone fully discover what their true strengths, weaknesses and abilities are.


In 2013 Josh co-founded a Ugandan arts event promotion website, which is still under construction, but which currently runs campaigns-only social media. He has previously worked with various arts and culture festivals and programmes, which include, amongst others: Bayimba International Festival of Arts, Dance Transmissions Festival, Doadoa and Garbage Collectors. His unrelenting search for adventure and experience drove him to KLA ART 014; hoping to make a difference.

KLA ART 014 is organised by 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust and the following individuals:

Marketing and Branding

Web Design

Illustration and Design

Nicola Elphinstone (Co-Director, 32° East)

Alex Lyons (Media Manager, 32° East)

Lucy Swan

Emmanuel Iwong
Project Assistant

Emmanuel is a cultural enthusiast and activist, he loves to explore and promote African Arts. He was the former manager at Tilapia Cultural Centre, where he co-managed various concerts, live music and arts activities. 

Emmanuel is currently working as the database and cultural information’s personnel in Uganda with the ACP-South Planet, an EU funded project that seek to meet the specific needs of artists and cultural operators. Developed by Africultures in liaison with its network of international partners in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

He also work as a freelance social development consultant with various sectors.