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WHUDA Sculpture Pop Up

September 2022

The Village Complex, Windhoek

In collaboration with WHUDA Marble Art, StArt Art Gallery is pleased to share that a pop up of marble sculptures is now on display in the garden of The Village Complex in Liliencron Street, Windhoek. These artworks are made by Kambezunda Ngavee, a contemporary Namibian marble sculptor in the early stages of his career. Ngavee recently completed an artist’s residency at the Nirox Foundation in South Africa. His work is also featured in the exhibition ‘Indifference’ hosted at the Nirox Sculpture Park. The artist’s sculptures are often anthropomorphic, blending human and animal, while hinting towards topical social concerns and issues in Namibia and globally.

Kambezunda Ngavee (b. 1991) received his Diploma in Visual Art in 2017 from the College of the Arts. That same year he participated in the Gé Pellini Marble Sculpting Project for the Hunters United Against Poaching Trust. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions such as Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop (2018) and undertaken several workshops including one led by the well-known stone sculptor Dörte Berner. His first solo exhibition ‘Set in Stone’ was held at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in 2018. Ngavee has been an active member of the WHUDA Marble Art team since March 2019.

The WHUDA Marble Art collective was established in 2018 by Winfried Holze. The group makes use of locally mined marble stone and focuses on creating high quality sculptures as well as transferring skills to “budding young stone sculptors”.

All sculptures are for sale, and available to view in The Village Complex. A digital catalogue is available to browse here.