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How patriotic are you – Art Gallery calls on artists to submit art work for Independence celebrations

How patriotic are you – Art Gallery calls on artists to submit art work for Independence celebrations

In celebration of this year’s 29th Independence celebrations, the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) has called upon all creatives to submit artwork.

The due date for submission of final art works is 15 February and the exhibition will open on 19 March until 3 May.

The exhibition is an opportunity for creatives of all kind across the breadth of the nation to summit work for the creation’s exhibition.

Creatives are encouraged to create work that is inspired by or that uses material from their surrounding environment, and to submit work that is truly Namibian.

The objective of the project is to bring creatives from various backgrounds, from the more, traditional, forms or making to the more, contemporary.

It also aims to provide a platform to a wider variety of local artists, from all disciplines, to come into contact with each other through their air, to create a space in which non-artists can gain exposure to the process of art making as well as feel some ownership over the products.

Artists can hand in work from any artistic medium or discipline and can submit a total of three works that are subject o a selection by a panel. All works submitted will be judged on, quality, craftsmanship, creativity.

The NAGN will be collecting work from the regions, through the office of the respective councillor’s, therefore artist outside Windhoek need to make sure their work is fit to travel as they will not be held liable for any damage that could occur during transportation.

Artist must provide the selling price of their artwork without commission, because commission of 25% will be added by the gallery to the artist’s selling price.


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