Out and About 30 July – 3 August 2018

This week, catch: They tried to bury us, a continuation of Isabel Katjavivi’s 2017 art piece, ‘The past is not buried’. Bringing the spirit of “unity in diversity”, with the Namibia-Indonesia Festival (NAMINDO Fest) The Standard Bank Motorshow, with tons of biltong.   THEY TRIED TO BURY US Date: Thursday, August 2 at 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: National Art Gallery of Namibia Damage: …

Afrospection with NAGN’s Annapaula Vakamuena

The ever-delightful Public Relations Officer at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), Annapaula Vakamuena shares here her learnings and lessons from the past year, her self examination from Africa… her Afrospection. Looking Back… Q: How would you describe your 2017? A: Rewarding. Q: What was something good that came out of 2017? A: Honest self-introspection and personal growth. Q: …

Revealing for Healing the Past

With her father as an ambassador to Namibia, Isabel Katjavivi was exposed to politics early on in life; this is what led her to study international relations but visual art called to her, the unspoken conversation that needed to be had. Drawing from her cultural history, her family history and the past that needs to be seen, looked at and …

Crafting a Collection From Clay

Every two years, Namibian pottery and ceramic artists submit their most treasured pieces for review. A team consisting of local and international expertise, judge the submitted works to select only the best art pieces made from clay. The result is a collection of the best in Namibian pottery and ceramic work, which is on display at the National Art Gallery …

The Element of Time

Nicky Marais’ artwork is known for telling the story of the Namibian landscape, and the social and political history of the Namibian people. Her most recent collection, that adorned the walls of the National Art Gallery of Namibia’s Main Gallery and was titled Presence In Absence, saw this acclaimed Namibian artist, and Lecturer at the College of the Arts, explore …

AON Out & About 15 – 21 May 2017

Drumming, art, painting and music – get your creative juices flowing this week with all the inspiring events on in Windhoek.   PUBLIC DRUMMING CIRCLE Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 @ 18:00 Venue: Joe’s Beerhouse Drum Café Namibia and Joe’s Beerhouse presents: A Drumming Circle, every Wednesday at the boma of Joe’s Beerhouse! Anyone can join. A limited number of …

Namibian Design That is Static and Active

An exhibition that looks at Namibian architecture, past, present and future, is about to open its doors to the public to view an artistic counter point of static and active, which is what architecture, is described as. Namibian architect Nina Maritz, notes, “What is interesting about architecture, it’s probably the most stunning art in one sense, because you build a …

The MYD Show – Independent Connection with Gina Figueira

Curator of Collections at the National Art Gallery of Namibia and Artist, Gina Figueira, joined us in studio for this episode of the MYD Show. “Artists are giving something of themselves in their art making, and that’s a vulnerability that you produce when you open yourself up for that sharing, and I think that it’s only though making yourself vulnerable …

Contemporary Connections in Art

Tulina Nakashona is a Namibian textile artist, Thabo Pitso is a South African sculptor and installation artist. What connects these two artists is that their work stands side by side at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) as part of the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop and Exhibition. The workshop and exhibition brings together artists from all over the globe …

Could Togetherness Be a Missing Link for Artists

Since it’s inception, 23 years ago, the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop has been a showcase of the power artists derive from collaboration. Now running at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), the exhibition of the works produced through this workshop show a spirit of togetherness that is the calling card of this event. “The point of the workshop was …