Artist Features

Opening Up – new paintings by Nicky Marais

While the global pandemic restricted activity and movement in most spheres of life, including art exhibitions, some artists have been able to keep working in their studios despite the lockdowns. In fact, many artistic processes have begun to reflect on nationwide lockdowns, mask-wearing, curfews, and other Covid-19 related changes to our daily lives. Painter Nicky …

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IIponga Yoomondjila, new work by Actofel Ilovu

Actofel Ilovu needs more tyres and you can help! On the 9th February the ‘What’s your story?’ exhibition opened at the National Art Gallery of Namibia. This beautiful, and complex group exhibition was about a year in the making. New works by 82 artists were commissioned by the National Art Gallery over the course of 2020. Through this financial support artists were able …

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‘Baskets reimagined’ new artworks by Laimi Mbangula

Laimi Mbangula and StArt Art Gallery share a significant ‘first’. Our first exhibition in 2017 was Laimi Mbangula’s first solo show. The artist had just finished her diploma course at the College of the Arts and produced an incredible body of textile based work. Titled ‘Inside The Room’, this exhibition reflected the artist’s work with …

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Paul Kiddo, the bustle and the stillness

Paul Kiddo has been incredibly prolific, producing an astounding amount of work over the last few decades. However, like most of his contemporaries in Namibia, there is no corresponding plethora of documentation or writing about his work. Recently, Fabian Lehmann (an Arts in Africa scholar) made inroads towards mapping and understanding the contribution that Kiddo …

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