The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Call for Artwork - Land Matters in Art

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is calling all artists who are working in the specific field of land art or art installations, to apply for financial support for material costs. Artists should hand in their artwork concepts via e-mail before November 30. The NAGN has announced that Agribank of Namibia will support those specific selected concepts with funding.

All other visual artists should hand in their artworks, with an entry form between January 21 and 25 2013. Any of the following formats can be used: painting, print making, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, video, textile, ceramic or any other visual art format.

“Art activities promote creativity and through creativity, problems are solved. Art is also a powerful universal mode of communication that can reach across cultural and language barriers. Against this background it should be realised that artists do make a very pertinent contribution to the debate on the land issue, by encouraging people to think in alternative ways and to respond creatively to the issue,” said Director of the NAGN, Hercules Viljoen.

The work will be on display at the NAGN and other galleries in Windhoek until April 24 2013, in an exhibition that will open on March 27 2013.

Entry forms are available on the NAGN website

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