Solving a Murder Mystery at an Exhibition

The stage is set for an exhibition that is also the scene of a murder mystery. An anonymous artist has, in a mischievous yet meticulous style, prepared an entertaining journey in art for all who visit the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). On this voyage you will be provoked to look deeper into art history and question what mythology …

Exciting Namibian Artists to Watch

To practice is to learn and learning is ultimately how we succeed at anything. A new exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), is about to open that will showcase up and coming Namibian artistic talent that has been moulded through learning. The College of the Arts (COTA) Visual Arts Department have become known for producing some of …

Tips To Ignite Your Creativity

Creativity is something not limited to artists, but something that is alive in every human being. As with anything though, creativity is a cumulative activity; the more you do it, the better you get at it. While we may feel tired from the year that was, the holiday season is a great time to get the creative juices flowing and …

From Dust to Dish, the Artist Who Saw the Potential

Have you ever imagined the potential of the soil around us? One Namibian did, Risto Iita who is one the this years University of Namibia (UNAM) Visual Arts Graduates, chose to collect soil samples from all over Namibia to see what pottery and ceramic could be made from our soil. Inspired by his teacher, who told 99FM’s MYD Art about …

A Namibian Teacher Who is Not Done Learning

A group of talented artists make up this years University of Namibia (UNAM) Visual Arts Graduates 2016. Showing their eclectic styles, the graduates are all part of an exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) and the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) which runs from the 10th of November until the 7th of December. 99FM’s MYD Art spent …

How Artists Grow Through Exposure

It’s important to build your profile as an artist, but often this is not a focus for artists. “There are lots of aspects to establishing yourself as an artist, and we don’t get trained in these areas. Knowing how to publicise yourself is a very specific skill. Either you have to get a specialist in that area or you have …