17 Jun 2016

Drawings Residency NAGN

NAGN Studio Residency

Drawings: Past and Present

Artists from all communities are hereby invited to submit applications for a short-term drawings residency at the National Art Gallery of Namibia from 31 August – 30 September 2016.

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) will be hosting one artist during September this year for a self-motivated drawing residency. The artist will receive studio space, basic materials and a materials stipend of an amount up to N$ 800. The exhibition will remain open for a week after the 30th September during which time the artworks produced during the residency will also be available for sale to the public.

This residency forms part of the NAGN’s Heritage Week celebrations. The NAGN will also be hosting an exhibition of drawings, from its permanent collection and the collection of the Arts Association Heritage Trust (AAHT). Drawings form a large and important part of our artistic heritage.

Guidelines:

The selected resident artist will commit to

  • Being present in the gallery and working for a minimum of 12 hours a week during the Gallery’s open hours (08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday and 9:00-14:00 on Saturday).
  • The artist must also be available to teach a children’s drawing workshop on the 20th September (For which a facilitators fee will paid to the artist).
  • On the 30th September the artists work must be presentation ready for HAPPY ART HOUR an evening event which the artist must attend. This event will also act as an opportunity to interact with and sell artworks to the public.

Objectives of the project: This project aims to celebrate drawing as an integral medium to the artistic process, as well as provide a small space for a contemporary artist to work and create. We hope through this project to energise the Gallery space and recreate it as a place not only for inspiration but also creation.

Selection process: Artists will be selected for this residency based on the strength of their applications. The residency artist will be selected on 1 August 2016 by a curatorial committee.

Electronic entry forms may be requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and can be found by clicking the downloadable link below.

Due date for submission of completed application: 29 July 2016

Duration of residency: 31 August – 30 September 2016

 

 

 

 

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