This NALA Artwork was painted by Christiano Mangovo from Luanda / Angola.
The NALA project was established in 2013 -2016 during a 16,000 kilometer bicycle trip to the middle of Africa.
Driven by the idea of conquering the world and traveling behind the mountains,
a small South African girl decided to follow her dreams.
She left her safe home and followed the clouds and stars from South Africa to Kenya.
During her trip she met André, a cyclist from Leipzig.
Together, they met many helping and friendly people, including many artists who painted, carved and welded metal of NALA on their way through Africa.
So far, about 160 works of art have been created by 115 artists from 15 countries.
The NALA project website has since been visited by people from 157 countries.
In 2014, Jennifer Karch Verze stumbled upon the NALA website and got to know many Namibian Artists who participated in the Imago Mundi Art Project.
In 2016, the NALA project brought 2 Malawian Woodcarvers to Nepal for the World Wood Day.
This year, the NALA project was able to combine two art projects with African artists.
1. World Wood Day 2018 in Angkor What, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Naze Abdou which works in Taiwan discovered the NALA website, and asked for artists, especially woodcarvers from Africa.
NALA mediated thus wood sculptors from Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi.
2nd II World Summit of the Arts for Peace and Life in Quito, Ecuador
Renato Reúl Ulloa discovered the NALA website and also asked about artists.
The NALA Project also brought many artists from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Switzerland.
We hope now in the future for artistic and peaceful friendships between people from many countries of the world.
We wish you a creative and peaceful time.
latest update: 31. July 2018
NALA und der "Sterntaler"
(Painted by Ruth Truttmann aus Aarau, Switzerland.)
NALA, das kleine Mädchen aus Afrika, findet sich im deutschen Märchen ‚Sterntaler’ wieder, denn sie verschenkt alles was sie hat den Armen und begegnet schlussendlich nackt ihrem Schöpfer.
Es ist eine Begegnung in Liebe, ein Moment des Wunders...
NALA wird mit einem weißen Kleid beschenkt und mit reinem Gold überschüttet. Im hellen Licht beginnt sie zu sehen...
NALA, the little girl from Africa, finds herself in the German fairytale 'Sterntaler' again, because she gives away everything she has to the poor and finally encounters her creator naked.
It is an encounter in love, a moment of wonder ...
NALA is presented with a white dress and showered with pure gold. In the bright light she begins to see ...
latest update: 7. May 2018
NALA is back in Switzerland.
NALA visited Friends in the Italian part of Switzerland ( Tessin )
Now she freezing a bit, because she is still in her summer clothes. It is not cold at all, but the snow is still 2 meter high in Bosco Gurin, approx 1500 meter above sea level.
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: Kassel / Germany
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ 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
end 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
People from 157 Countries, 47 US States and 9 Canadian Provinces visited this website.
Latest new countries who visited this website:
Fiji, Armenia, Madagascar, Sint Maarten,
Sponsors / Support:
AGS Frasers from Lusaka / Zambia, Dar es Salaam / Tanzania , Nairobi / Kenya,
Paris / France supported The NALA Project with build, store and transport of 3 NALA Art Boxes.