The Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop is a non-profit making community outreach project, since 2014 under the auspices of the National Art Gallery of Namibia. The objective of the project is to stimulate local art awareness and skills development.

At the last Tulipamwe workshop in 2015, twenty seven professional artists representing 13 nationalities participated in the project, working in a rural community for a period of 14 days, creating artworks in various media and formats, including site-specific work, photography, video, painting, sculpture, printmaking and other visual arts disciplines.

Background/brief information about the 2017 workshop

2017 Workshop Dates: 18 February – 4 March 2017

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 18h00

Exhibition Duration: 9 March – 15 April 2017

Location: To be announced

The primary goal of Tulipamwe is the sharing of creative ideas and skills for both experienced and developing artists. The project also creates opportunities for Namibian artists to become part of global networks and prospects for international exchange and growth. The Tulipamwe workshop provides the experience of being part of the greater, wider artistic community as well giving insights into the working styles of different artists from all over the world.


The workshop provides:

  • A creative environment in which artists can work freely without day to day distractions and financial pressures
  • Excitement and stimulus that results in unique artworks. Artists have an opportunity to learn from one another, to explore different media, to try new directions and risk breaking new ground
  • A unique educational forum for Namibian artists from different localities and backgrounds to work together for the first time. The educational exchanges extend to artist presentations, critiques and discussions throughout the workshop
  • An opportunity to establish vital links between artists from Namibia, the region and abroad, leading to further educational exchanges and promoting broader understanding
  • A chance for audiences to interact with artists and to develop a greater awareness of new ideas and approaches at the open day
  • An opportunity for community members in the area were the workshop takes place to learn new skills from the artist.
  • An economic boost of the village or town that we are based in for two weeks.

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Deadline for applications is 30 November 2016


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