The Artists who participate on the NALA project in Namibia are:
(in alphabetical order)
Fillow Nghipandulwa, Frans Uunona, Heather Erdmann, Ilovu Homateni,
John Kalunda, Selma Iipinge, Sunya Beukes , Tafadzwa Mitchel Gatsi (Tafy),
Artist: Selma Iipinge
Place of birth: Etilahi Okaku Village, Owamboland / Namibia
Date of birth: 20.September 1988 Residence today: Windhoek / Namibia
Occupation: Visual Artist College: The College of the Arts Katutura, Windhoek
Majors: Paintings in acrylic, mixed media artworks with beads,
Contact: +264 81 6388509
Art is amazing, art is life that we aliving and art is what we do. Doing art without emotion, is like a chocolate cake without sugar
Art is not what you see, but art is what you do and make other artists and people 's see. I like beading and mixed media because those are very strong techniques
Art is life task and lends courage to both artists and views!!!!
Sunya Shahieda Beukes
Sunya Shahieda Beukes, known as Sue, was born on the 9th of february 1991.
I started drawing from a very young age after I saw my father draw something one day. Ever since art has always had a great impact on my life that's why I decided to go the college of the arts where I'm a 3rd year student, majoring in mixed media paintings and semi realistic drawings. The story on my painting is about how Nala has been exposed to the different cultires in Namibia, how warm and vibrant we are as people.
My name is Trianus Nakale, I am born 1986 in Ekoka , Ohangwena region, Namibia. I am a 3rd year student at the College of Arts. I study visual art (PDD) because I love Art, It is the healing of the nation. Trough Art I want to change the world and make it a better place to live in.
I exhibited at College of Arts twice.
2011, 2012 annual exhibition in October,
National Art Gallery of Namibia, theme:
* Gender based violence on June 2013
* Franco Namibian Culture Centre, FNCC (land matters in art, march 2013)
* The NALA Exhibition, JMAG Gallery, Katutura / Windhoek / Namibia 18.July 2013
Artist: Tafadzwa Mitchell Gatsi (Tafy)
Place of birth / year: Zimbabwe, 1992 Residence today: Windhoek, Namibia
Occupation: 3rd year Art Student in Visional Arts and Crafts ( 2013)
College: The College of Art, Katutura, Windhoek
Special subject: Painting in Acryl, Pencil drawings, Sculpture in Clay
My name is Tafadzwa Mitchell Gatsi, born 1992 in Zimbabwe. I am currently studing diploma in Visual Arts and Crafts and 2013 is my last year of my tree years study. My future view is to start my own ideal mural painting as a business. I look forward on teaching the younger generation of artists to advance their artistically skills.
I choose to study visual arts in order to improve my understanding of creative towards my art itself as it is my purpose and be able to produce great work of art which to viewers will love or inspired.
Artist: John Kalunda
Place of birth / year: Rundu, Namibia, 1986 Residence today: Windhoek, Namibia
Occupation: 3rd year Art Student (2013) in Visional Arts and Crafts
College: The College of Art, Katutura, Windhoek
Majors: Painting in Acryl, mixed media, using found materials
Contact: +264 81 4746 051
My name is John Kalunda M. I was born in 1986 in Kaguni (Rundu), Kavango Region, Namibia.
I started and compleded my education in Kavango. Throught my learning I discovered that arts is my life.
I decided to study it because it is my talent and it allowes me to express my feelings. I decided to come for my further studies for arts to the College of the Arts in Windhoek, the Capital City of Namibia.
I finishing my diploma in Arts in 2013.
2010 * Recycle Exhibition, John Muafangejo Art Gallery, Katutura, Windhoek
2013 * GBV Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Windhoek
* The Nala Project Exhibition, John Muafangejo Art Gallery, Katutura, Windhoek
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latest update: 30.January 2020
NALA visits Ecuador and Peru.
Long-distance cyclist André Pilz from Kassel, Germany will be visit with his NALA art project the countries of Ecuador and Peru.
André and Nala cycled approximately 16,500 km in 3 years
from South Africa to Ethiopia.
On the road, they met 119 artists from 15 countries, who
supported the Project with more then 160 NALA Artworks.
Now they going to South America and looking for painters
and sculptors support the NALA project.
NALA is a little African girl who had the dream
traveling behind the mountains and escaping from home
to explore the world by bicycle.
The artists tell NALA's travel story through
works of art that are shown in traveling exhibitions.
There have already been 8 Art exhibitions in Africa and Europe.
If you want to participate in the NALA global art project,
write me an email or a message on Facebook.
NALA met Friends in Addis Ababa
The Ethiopian Artist Zelalem Merga with NALA, during our Cycling Trip in October 2019 through Ethiopia.
NALA and the unknown Objects 1
" The Vacuum cleaner"
NALA has a writer´s block.
painted by André Pilz, 120cm x 100cm, acrylic and dutch metal on canvas
Today I really wanted to start writing my book, but somehow I could not think of anything.
I had so many thoughts flying through my head, but I did not know how to start.
I put things on the table to inspire, but somehow I can not get started.
In any case, I already have the title.
"My little purple bike".
Maybe I'll start writing tomorrow.
Good Night, Friends
latest update: 31.Januar 2020
NALA needs your HELP
NALA Art sales support vital surgical costs.
11 unique NALA portraits are now for sale for a good cause.
My friend and "NALA Artist" George Ngaruiya from Ngecha, (Nairobi) Kenya, needs urgently around 40.000 ksh (400 euro) for a very urgent vital operation of his son Stephen.
I want to help him and that´s why 11 NALA paintings are now for sale for the price as little as 85 Euro each.
Now YOU can help with your purchase to support Stephen.
All other donations are also very welcome and highly appreciated.
Each painting is 30cm x 30cm, acrylic on canvas with high gloss detailed varnish, dutch melatl silver and certificate of authenticity.
Please answer with the number of the Painting you like to purchase.
I will send you the painting and the details of my account.
If you in Kenya, you can donate to George direct.
Many Thanks in advance.
Yours NALA and André Pilz
NALA ART Booklet ready for Download
The NALA ART Booklet is now available as PDF File for download.
Selected Artists show amazing NALA Artworks from southern and east Africa.
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Germany.
This Video shows André´s and Nala´s artistic bicycle Journey through Africa.
The titles are in german language, but there are very nice photos to see.
Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSkB-UHgOeo
It will be lovely if you can leave a comment about the NALA Project here: Opinion about The NALA Project.
Thank you very much
Yours NALA and André
I am currently in: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André and NALA are back in Germany to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will start in February to our NALA Art Project Cyclingtrip through Ecuador and Peru
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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