The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is pleased to announce the exhibition Tulipamwe 2017, an exhibition of artworks by international and local artists which will be in the Foyer and Main Gallery from 8 March until 15 April 2017.
It has been 23 years since the first Tulipamwe and the spirit of togetherness is stronger than ever. The 2017 edition of the Tulipamwe has brought together artists from 11 countries to create, learn and share with one another.
Tulipamwe means “we are together”, and this is the spirit that fills the gallery during the exhibition. The feeling of community and UBUNTU is what has kept the project running for all these years. The first Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop was initiated by the Visual Arts Department at the University of Namibia in 1994, when 10 international artists were invited to work alongside 15 local artists for a two-week period. Since then, at least 13 similar international (as well as a number of regional workshops) have been held in Namibia. The project has involved more than 300 international and Namibian artists.
This year the workshop is based at the Etupe Co-operative in Northern Central Namibia. Etupe is nestled at the base of the Otavi mountains, 25 km north of Otavi. This farm will be home to 25 artists for 2 weeks from 18 February 2017- 4 March 2017. The geographical isolation of the venue is ideal for an artists’ workshop, where artists find inspiration in the surrounding habitat with its contrasting colours, varied textures and wide open spaces, to create the work that make up this exhibition.
Lukas Amakali, Namibia │Sem Amuthitu, Namibia │ Alejandra Aviles, Mexico│
│Isaac Chibua, Botswana │ Vera Luisa Coelho Gonçalves, Portugal │
│Lara Diez, England│ Actofel Iilovu, Namibia │Saima Iita, Namibia │
│Filemon Kapolo, Namibia │Lonwabo Kilani, South Africa│ Nicky Marais, Namibia│ │Mwandale Mwanyekwa , Tanzania│ Tulina Nakashona, Namibia │
│Sheila Nakitende, Uganda│ Danisile Ncube, Zimbabwe │
│Thabo Pitso, South Africa│ Rudolf Seibeb, Namibia│ Petrus Shiimi, Namibia│
│Nukwasa Tembo, Zambia │ Kent Wahlbeck, Sweden │ Sanmari Steenkamp, Namibia │ Tuaovisiua Katuuo, Namibia│