FRED HALLA - biography
Fred Halla was born in 1975. He started drawing political cartoons in 1995 for Bara Afrika newspaper, and afterwards for Watu. In 1996 and 1997 he worked with English language papers Sunday Observers and The Bridge, and with Dar Leo, Majira and Alwatan.
From 1998 until 2001 he worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for Sanifu cartoon newspaper. Currently he does the weekly editorial of Majira and publishes Binti in the weekly Sunday Majira. Besides drawing cartoons, Fred also does paintings.
Courses and workshops attended
In 1997, Fred participated in a 2 week oil painting workshop organized by Kinondoni Young Artists Association (KYAA) for 2 weeks.
In 1998 he participated in an Acrylic Painting workshop, also with KYAA. In 2000 he took part in a Books Illustration Course organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture in collaboration with SIDA.
1995 - first prize in Don Bosco drawing competition
1996 - first and second prizes in DOn Bosco drawing and painting competitions
1997 - third place in UNFPA Painting Competition
1997 - third prize in Youth Festival, Uganda
1997 - Oil painting exhibition at the National Museum of Tanzania, organized by KYAA.
1998 - Acrylic Painting exhibition at the Russian Cultural Center in Dar es Salaam, organized by KYAA.
1999 - Exhibition of East Africa's leading cartoonist ('Witty black lines') in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, organized by the Japanese embassy.
2000 - Water Colour paintings exhibition at the Finish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, organized by the Fine Artist Association of Tanzania (FAAT)
In 2000, cartoons by Fred Halla were part of the collection 'Art in Politics - sanaa katika siasa' as published by the Friedrich Ebert Stifting Tanzania.
Two of his cartoons were printed in 'Great Personalities of XX Century', a catalogue of the Cartoonists Rights Network East Europe on the occasion of a caricatures exhibition in Romania in 2002.