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: 24. August 2019
NALA made out of Flip Flops
" This extraordinary NALA Sculpture was made by kenyan born Artist Davis Ndungu from Cape Town, South Africa.
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: 6.May 2019
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: Lenzburg / Switzerland
Tel. +49 176 4382 7985
+ André and NALA are back in Switzerland to promote
The NALA Project and their Artists. Searching new Exhibition Space.
We will continue our NALA Project Cycling Tour from
February 2020 in Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Cameroon.
Cycled kilometer: 16.425 km
Tourstart by Bike was: Monday April 1, 2013
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