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.
NALA's latest dress from Loja, Ecuador.
The suit was hand sewn by Paulina Salinas, visual artist from Loja, Ecuador.
Today I would like to introduce you to NALA's newest costume.
The typical attire of Saraguro women consists of a round white hat with black dots, a set of earrings; 12 color necklaces; wool overflow; silver pipe and a shirt. In addition a black skirt and sandals or espadrilles.
NALA is very happy about this masterpiece.
Thank you very much, Paulina.
El último vestido de NALA de Loja, Ecuador
El traje fue cosido a mano por Paulina Salinas, artista visual de Loja, Ecuador.
Hoy me gustaría presentarles el nuevo disfraz de NALA.
La vestimenta típica de la mujer saraguro, compone de sombrero redondo color blanco, con pintas negras, juego de aretes; collares con 12 colores; reboso de lana; tupo de plata; camisa; faja; anaco; pollera; y, las sandalias o alpargatas.
NALA está muy contenta con esta obra maestra.
Muchas gracias, Paulina.
NALA Artwork by Carlos Romero ( Colombia )
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo.
... tuya NALA.
NALA Artwork by Giovany Novoa ( Ecuador )
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo.
... tuya NALA.
This new NALA Artwork was painted by Wilfrido Lusitande Piaguaje from San Pablo near Shushufindi at the Amazonas in Equador. Wilfrido used more then 180 hours to paint this
amazing artwork with NALA.
Can you see the toucan that is in the painting?
Nala wanted a toucan so badly that she unfortunately didn't see it while she was wandering around in the forest. Although she saw no animals, she felt an inner peace and marveled at every tree and leaf she saw. It was so incredibly interesting and unique to explore this small part of the Amazon. The many colorful butterflies sat on NALA's hand and told her stories about the sloth, the pink dolphins and the bee elf, the smallest bird in the world.
I'll tell you more about the rainforest later.
See you soon
Sigue el texto para leerlo en español Artworks from Ecuador
Folge diesem link um den Text auf deutsch zu lesen. Kunstwerke aus Ecuador
Here you can see more photos from the new NALA art exhibition in Quito, Ecuador.
follow this link: NALA in Quito
Aquí puedes ver más fotos de la nueva exhibición de arte de NALA en Quito, Ecuador.
siga este enlace: NALA en Quito
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.
El folleto NALA ART ahora está disponible como archivo PDF para descargar. Los artistas seleccionados muestran increíbles obras de arte de NALA del sur y este de África.
I am currently in Kassel, Germany
Cycled kilometer total for the NALA Project: 17.425 km
Cycled Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cuba, Ecuador.
You can also find NALA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNalaProject
People from 180 Countries, 47 US States and 9 Canadian Provinces visited this website.
Latest new countries who visited this website: Djibuty, Georgia, Ecuadorial Guinea, Suriname, Papua New Guinea,