By Entertainment Reporter
THE much anticipated Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop will kick off soon, with the launch set for September 27 at the National Art Gallery (NAGN) in Windhoek.
The Workshop is a non-profit making community outreach project, on-going since 2014 under the auspices of the NAGN, whose objective is to stimulate local art awareness and skills development.
The primary goal of Tulipamwe is the sharing of creative ideas and skills for both experienced and developing artists. The project also creates opportunities for Namibian artists to become part of global networks and prospects for international exchange and growth.
The workshop provides the experience of being part of the greater, wider artistic community as well giving insights into the working styles of different artists from all over the world.
The workshop also provides a creative environment in which artists can work freely without day-to-day distractions and financial pressures and further the excitement and stimulus that results in unique artworks.
The artists will have an opportunity to learn from one another, to explore different media, to try new directions and risk breaking new ground with a unique educational forum for Namibian artists from different localities and backgrounds to work together for the first time. The educational exchanges extend to artist presentations, critiques and discussions throughout the workshop and opportunity to establish vital links between artists from Namibia, the region and abroad, leading to further educational exchanges and promoting broader understanding.
The workshop will provide a chance for audiences to interact with artists and to develop a greater awareness of new ideas and approaches at the open day, and opportunity for community members in the area where the workshop takes place to learn new skills from the artists, and the economic boost to the economy of the village or town where the workshop will be based for two weeks.
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