1. On 22 and 23 October each of the affiliated partners of Triangle had the opportunity to share their experiences via power point presentations. This was an extremely useful exercise which placed the practices of my organisation Tulipamwe; in perspective.
2. For this component of the seminar I prepared and offered a 20 minute power point presentation, which hopefully made a positive contribution to the event.
3. For the Exhibition entitled Artists without Borders that opened on the 24th October, Tulipamwe contributed two artworks created during Tulipamwe International Artists; Workshop 2009 in Namibia. The work on exhibition, contributed by the affiliated partners, showed a well balanced diversity of approach and discipline, and was very well attended by a large and enthusiastic audience.
4. During the panel discussion of the 24th October the activities of Triangle and its role in the development of contemporary art practice in Africa were discussed in an open forum, which attracted highly useful perspectives from the members of the audience.
5. At a closed-door meeting of Triangle partners on the 25th October, strategies for strengthening collaboration and sustainability were discussed with a new knowledge sharing programme initiated by Triangle Arts Trust.
6. Kuona Trust can be credited for their excellent coordination of the event as a whole; including flight bookings, accommodation, catering, logistics, computer support, supplying relevant printed and electronic information. It is my opinion that they manage their resources with utmost responsibility and skill.
Tulipamwe is grateful for the opportunity to work in close cooperation with a number of like-minded artist-led organisations. It wishes to extend this cooperation by creating more face;to-face meetings in order to strengthen sustainability and strategies, thereby creating more opportunities for isolated Namibian artists to work abroad and also for African artists to have a chance to share their experiences with their counterparts in Namibia.
My sincere thanks for your generous support. AMA is answering to a real need in Africa – keeping artists mobile and in real contact with each other.
Grant Year : 2009
The grant was utilised to pay for my flight from Windhoek, Namibia to Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Triangle Arts Trust Africa and Middle East Triangle Exhibition, Public Seminar and Closed-door Meeting, October 22nd – 26th 2009.
Type of Project
Departure : Windhoek, Namibia (Southern Africa)
Destination : Nairobi, Kenya (East Africa)