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Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the year to zoom in on a doctor’s experience in the north

Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the year to zoom in on a doctor’s experience in the north

The National Art Gallery of Namibia will be host the first exhibition of the year titled, ‘Of the Greatness of Life-some keys of understanding’, on 17 January at 18:00 in their Upper Gallery.

Of the Greatness of Life, is a solo exhibition by Dr. Helmut Lauschke, which is made up of a number of expressive paintings and draws from his long service career as a medical doctor, a time he spent working in north of the country.

His paintings are particularly inspired by the people of the area and their way of life, how they lived especially in a time filled with so many challenges.

The experiences in the north moved the doctor and he depicts them through this paintings.

His artworks bring to his audience attention the psychological and physical suffering that the war caused. Which can be seen in painting such as, children as playing and suffering and kwashiorkor, a condition he treated so often in the hospital.

Dr Lauschke studied medicine and specialised in traumatology and plastic-reconstructive surgery in Germany, he arrived in Namibia in 1985 and worked as a medical doctor at Oshakati State Hospital until 1998.

Apart from his vast medical experience, he is dedicated to visual arts, and this is his third solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia.


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