Sheila Nakitende arrived at WSW for the Parent Residency Grant. Her practice focuses on projects that contribute to the well-being of urban communities especially women in Uganda. She explores mixed media along with waste paper with which she draws, glues, twists and weaves. This experimenting is a portrayal of her surroundings and reaction to her experiences. She is also interested in how the creative industry can address challenges of protecting the environment and harness nature for materials to make art.
For her residency she experimented with combining paper fibers, including pigmented cotton, abaca, sisal, and Mutuba-based bark cloth. This includes layering small sheets of paper into larger compositions and pouring pulp onto large, handmade sheets.