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from 17 Feb to 13 March 2018
A Group Exhibition by Ileni Pamwe Project of Visual Artists Official opening: Monday, 16 January, 2019 Conclusion: Thursday, 31 January, 2019 Omba Art Gallery is excited to host an untitled exhibition by the Ileni Pamwe Project of Visual Artists, of Namibia. The exhibition will showcase and sell mixed media works of member artists of the cooperative, led by visual artist, David Amukoto. Currently consisting of ten (10) visual artists, the Ileni Pamwe Project will exhibit works produced using a variety of artistic techniques including cardboard prints, lino-cut prints, wood and metal sculptures, mixed media paintings and textile designs. ABOUT THE ARTISTS The Ileni Pamwe Project is a cooperative of Namibian visual artists, most, former students of the John Muafangejo Art Centre in Katutura and the College of the Arts (COTA). The project was established to promote the skills and sell the works of unemployed Namibian artists, and to seek out and establish project-based and commissioned work for member artists. Since 2012, thirty-five (35) unemployed Namibian artists have benefited from the activities of the Ileni Pamwe Project. All the artists belonging to the cooperative and active in the project, are based in Windhoek. The Ileni Pamwe Project is sponsored by Bank Windhoek and holds two to three exhibitions, per annum. The project has successfully exhibited at the NAGN (National Art Gallery of Namibia) and the FNCC in Windhoek, and at Die Muschel and SWAG (Swakopmund Art Gallery), at the coast. Visual artist, David Amukoto, studied visual art at the John Muafangejo Art Centre between 1998 and 2001, and specialised in cardboard printing. It has been tough going ever since with commissions far and few between. He conducted art workshops in rural communties and firmly believes that Namibian artists' contributions to the country's emerging and evolving aesthetic find expression and purpose in cooperatives such as the Ileni Pamwe Project for Visual Artists. ... See more