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National Art Gallery hosts exhibition for Tony Figueria

Opening next week Wednesday, the National Art Gallery is hosting a contributory exhibition for celebratory photographer and artist, Tony Figueira. At the opening ceremony, Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dave Smuts will pay tribute to Figueira and his work.

The National Art Gallery of Namibia announced this week it will be hosting a benefit exhibition for well-known Namibian photographer Tony Figueira.

The exhibition titled ‘For Tony’ will be opened by Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dave Smuts on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 at 18h00 in the Main Gallery of the Art Gallery.
“Early this year it was made known to us here at the Art Gallery that photographer and owner of Studio 77, Tony Figueira is critically ill and is undergoing extensive medical treatment. Since he is our colleague and friend and has contributed an immense amount to photography in this country through partnerships, exhibitions and training, to name but a few examples,  the National Art Gallery thought it right to arrange a benefit exhibition” according to a statement issued by the Gallery.
“Thus the National Art Gallery put out a call to all Namibian photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit works of photography for the exhibition. Since putting out the call the Art Gallery has received a great amount of inquires and many people willing to participate. This only proves that Tony has touched the lives of so many Namibians with his photography, who in turn want to give back to him.”
The National Art Gallery invited all art lovers to come and support the exhibition as proceeds for the sales of works on exhibition will go to Tony and his family to assist with his convalescence.
‘For Tony’ runs until Saturday 23 May 2015.

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