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Indonesian art workshops to invade Windhoek and Swakopmund

Indonesian art workshops to invade Windhoek and Swakopmund

The Embassy of Indonesia in collaboration with the University of Namibia through its Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Community Skill Development Foundation (COSDEF) will hold a series of free workshops in Windhoek and Swakopmund.

The workshops instructor Ms Venny Afwany Alamsyah, a Batik Artisan said that she is excited to be back in Namibia to share her knowledge and skills in Batik making as well as wire wrapped jewellery to the local community.

“The objective of holding these workshops is to help empower and enhance craft techniques of Namibians in textile and jewellery and who wish to develop their own business and it is our fervent hope that after participating in the workshop all participants will share the experience and knowledge to their community,” added H.E Eddy Basuki, Ambassador of Indonesia to Namibia.

According to Alamsyah workshop participants will be students from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, UNAM, PENDUKA, handicraft makers from NAMCRAFT, handicraft makers from COSDEF in Swakopmund, Namibian craft makers and the public interested in Batik and Wire Jewellery.

Apart from the series of workshops, the Embassy in collaboration with COSDEF Swakopmund will also hold ‘An Indonesian Evening’ with musical performance of Kolintang and a movie screening on 10 May 2017 from 18:00 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Center, Swakopmund free of charge.

On 13 May from 13:00, the Embassy in collaboration with The Grove Mall, Windhoeka will hold an Indonesian Batik Fashion Show and Indonesian Musical Performance at the upper level, and all are invited.

For further information on the times and dates for the workshops, kindly contact Ms Asti Upiastirin at [email protected].

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