Jamila Mzee Mataka (left) and Mwanakhamis Mohamed
Ali (not on the photo)
Tel: +255 774 039 006
The women of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery transform traditional henna body arts into paintings and prints .
Using a centuries old tradition of adorning women’s hands and feet for celebrations such as weddings and festivals, the artists translate the patterns of the body art onto canvas creating a new and soon to be iconic art style through their elaborate paintings.
What began as a workshop for 10 women henna artists in 2007 became a thriving women’s cooperative engendering an entirely new style of painting.
The results are vibrant and exciting designs characterized by swirling forms and bold floral motifs surrounded by repeating background patterns. This style is uniquely their own; it does not resemble other East African painting styles and represents the exciting creation of what is clearly a Zanzibari invention.Within the larger style each woman has her own unique way of working with motif, color and pattern.
The Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery is changing women’s lives, producing a new artistic style and beneficial means of income that has improved their way of life.
On most days, you may visit the women painting and printmaking in their art studio above the gallery at 242 Hurumzi Street in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
Artist: Sharifa Juma Mohammed
Place of birth Zanzibar
Date of Birth ?
Residence today: Stone Town / Zanzibar
Occupation: Visual Artist
Workplace: Sherry Henna Art Studio
Hurumzi street 225
Stone Town / Zanzibar
Majors: Henna Art Paintings in Acrylic
Tel: +255 773 677 116
latest update: 20.September 2017
Fotos von der kleinen NALA Ausstellung in der Schweiz (scroll down for english)
Vom 6. September bis zum 27. September seit ihr herzlich zu meiner ersten NALA Ausstellung in Aarau (Schweiz, Kanton Aargau) eingeladen.
Hier seht Ihr die NALA Kunstwerke, die hier in der Schweiz entstanden sind. Alle Kunstwerke sind diesmal verkäuflich.
André stellt seine "neuen Werke" persönlich vor, natürlich wieder mit niedlichen NALA Geschichten.
Vernissage: 6. September 2017 ab 18.00 Uhr
Finissage: 27. September 2017 ab 18.00 Uhr
Galerie Amarte, Pelzgasse 4, CH - 5000 Aarau, Schweiz
Klick hiuer für die Fotos der Ausstellung: NALA Exhibition
Die nächste Internationale NALA Ausstellung ist im November in Kassel. (näheres später)
1st. mini NALA exhibition in Switzerland
See the Photos from NALA´s Exhibition here: NALA Exhibition
From 6 September to 27 September since you are invited to
my first NALA exhibition in Aarau (Switzerland, Canton Aargau).
Here you can see the NALA works of art that have been created here in Switzerland. All Artworks are for sale.
André presents his "new works" personally, of course again with cute NALA stories.
Vernissage: 6th September 2017 from 6.00 pm
Finissage: 27th September 2017 from 6.00 pm
Gallery Amarte, Pelzgasse 4, CH - 5000 Aarau, Switzerland
There are plenty of pictures and stories from Africa.
The next International NALA exhibition is in Kassel in November. (Cmore details later)
Bye for now
latest update: 15.August 2017
NALA in AARAU.
NALA presenting her new dress, made in Switzerland by Claudia Piller. ( http://www.claudia-fashion-designs.ch/ )
NALA enjoyed the view to the Old Town of Aarau, in Switzerland.
More Photos soon.
NALA Diashow auf Youtube
Hallo Freunde von NALA.
Auf Youtube gibt es jetzt das kleine Video zu sehen, was während der NALA Ausstellung gezeigt wurde.
Folgt diesem link:
Über ein Feedback würde ich mich sehr freuen. Dieses könnt Ihr hier: Opinion about The NALA Project hinterlassen
NALA Slideshow video on YouTube
On YouTube you can see the little video, which we shown during the NALA ART Exhibition in Leipzig. 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: Aarau / Switzerland
Tel. +41 76 823 45 79
+ André is working very hard to raise money for the next cycling Tour in West Africa.
+ searching new space for more NALA Exhibitions.
NALA and André are busy organizing Events to show the NALA Artworks from eastern and southern Africa.
More updates soon.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour
middle of 2018
Cycled kilometer: 16.025 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
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