Art for independence

Swakopmund Arts Association celebrates Namibians.

12 January 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Urte Remmert; Swakopmund Arts Association; “The exhibition is to look at and to celebrate.”

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The Swakopmund Arts Association opens their first exhibition of the year on Monday, 13 January.

Unlike other exhibitions hosted by the association, the pieces exhibited are not for sale.

“It’s a celebration of our independence,” says Urte Remmert, a member of the association, about the exhibition that runs under the banner ‘Beloved Land of Savannahs’.

Remmert says the decision not to sell the work was made to ensure art lovers can “just look at it and celebrate.”

She explains that the circa 25 pieces that are exhibited feature all things Namibian – from wildlife to the vast open spaces of the country.

“The collection contains both past and present works and artists, with well-loved Hans-Anton Aschenborn also taking part.”

She says since that Aschenborn is a renowned African wildlife painter from the early 20th century, his participation is a wonderful addition to any art exhibition. His son Dieter and grandson Uli are both also renowned wildlife artists. An exhibition containing all three Aschenborn’s works was held in Windhoek in 1965.

Since the art is not for sale, there will be no official opening and the exhibition can be enjoyed during the Swakopmund Arts Association’s Woermannhaus Gallery’s normal opening hours.

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