ON Thursday, 9 January, Bank Windhoek in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), launched the 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial.
The competition is now open to all artists with Namibian citizenship or permanent residence holders.
Staged every three years, the Triennial showcases the quality and diversity of artwork produced by Namibian artists.
The first Bank Windhoek Triennial took place in 2008 with its fifth edition scheduled to take place in September.
The Triennial celebrates visual art in Namibia, while contributing to the development and promotion of the Namibian visual arts industry. The exhibition that results from this competition, is also an opportunity to engage in dialogue around cultural diversity within Namibian society.
Participants, who are older than 18, can look forward to a variety of exciting prizes in different categories.
"The NAGN is delighted to continue partnering with Bank Windhoek as its main sponsor for the 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial. We look forward to innovative works of art and encourage all artists to enter the competition.
"This is not only an opportunity for artists to win prizes, but also an important platform for networking and adds to their portfolios," said NAGN's chief executive officer, Snobia Kaputu.
There will be a panel of local and international judges. The exhibition opens on Thursday, 3 September and closes on Saturday, 7 November.
Application forms can be downloaded from ngan.org.na or bankwindhoek.com.na. Hard copies can be obtained at the NAGN office, Bank Windhoek branches countrywide as well as all regional council offices.
For more information contact 061 231160, 061 231391, or 081 806 8694/2, or email at cc[email protected] or [email protected]
The due date for applications is Friday, 26 June.