Unifying people through art

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) launched the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Exhibition on 1 September. The artworks of 27 artist from countries like Portugal, France, USA, Botswana, Zambia and of course Namibia to name but a few showed their master pieces. Professor Hercules Viljoen, Director, NAGN said that the last time Tulipamwe had such a showcase was in 2010 and the first time that the bulk of the donations came from the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, who gave the keynote address said that the arts unifies people and bring people from different backgrounds together. “Government needs to give support to artist to help them rise above their challenges,” she said. Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Hon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, (in white), with Professor Hercules Viljoen, Direcor, National Art Gallery of Namibia (blue suite, with white shirt), with some of the artists that took part in the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Exhibition. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).