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: 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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