AON Out & About 6 – 12 March

Looking for something to do this week? We’ve got a few suggestions: Tulipamwe International Artists’ Exhibition 2017 Date: Wednesday, 08 March 2017 – 15 April 2017 Venue: National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) Crn. Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinert Str. The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is pleased to announce the exhibition Tulipamwe 2017, an exhibition of artworks by international and …

Pashuka, the Reading Corner for Artists

Pashuka, which means to be alert, enlightened, wise and with open eyes, has just opened up at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). It’s a reading corner housed inside the NAGN that is aiming to be a home for artists to commune and be inspired through developing their knowledge of art. According to the NAGN of Namibia, “the Pashuka …

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 …

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 …

The Staying Power of Passion

Francois De Necker was fundamental is the establishing of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Namibia where he served as an Associate Professor and Head of Department until his retirement. Having presented a solo exhibition almost every fourth year of his creative life, Francois de Necker was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Bank Windhoek …

Appreciation for the Peace of Daily Life in Namibia

A portrayal of life in the place that assisted him to be able to practice as an artist, is Tity Tshilumba’s latest solo exhibition titled The Daily Life which is currently on exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia in the Main Gallery. Tity graduated with a distinction in painting from the Institute des Beaux Arts in Lubumbashi in …

In the Footsteps of John Muafangejo

The John Muafangejo Season is underway, a season to remember the iconic Namibian artist who helped to put art in Namibia on the map. Despite his very evident influence, little is known about the man and the artist. “Many printmakers today will say that John Muafangejo was an inspiration in their work.” Says Gina Figueira the Collections Curator at the National Art …

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 …