Taking art to the people

© National Art Gallery of Namibia

With most of Namibia’s people living in rural areas, the National Art Gallery of Namibia worked to extend cultural services to young people and teachers. Building on their successful Mobile Outreach Project, which uses a van emblazoned with the slogan ‘Taking Art to the People,’ the Gallery conducted 15 workshops on modern artistic techniques in Hardap, Karas and Omaheke regions.

Students and teachers got the chance to see and discuss digital copies of key artworks from the Gallery’s collection, which were projected onto big screens. The Project provided a rare occasion for rural communities to be exposed to arts, raising awareness about the power of culture among those affected by poverty, HIV/AIDS and natural disasters.

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