See also:
» 18.03.2011 - Africa defies AU chief's support for Ghaddafi
» 11.03.2011 - African Union praises Ghaddafi "reform offer"
» 01.02.2011 - New AU leader Obiang calls criticism un-African
» 31.01.2011 - Africa's worst dictator becomes AU leader
» 23.04.2010 - World Bank funding targets Africa’s malaria fight
» 26.03.2010 - Aid tied to service delivery still best, WB
» 17.03.2010 - Don’t despair MDGs reachable, Ban
» 17.03.2010 - Trade experts discuss ways to help poor countries

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Africa | Tanzania | World
Politics | Economy - Development | Culture - Arts | Society

Tanzanian artists join in the theme art work for Europe week

afrol News, 11 May - A group of eight Tanzanian artists working together with six European artists will create and present a joint contemporary visual artworks using cheap local materials as part of activities to celebrate the European Week for 2009 which is the Europe Year of Innovation and Creativity.

Under the themes of “Creativity and innovation” and “Something from Nothing,” the workshop gathers selected European and Tanzanian artists living in Dar es Salaam to work together at the Danish supported Nafasi Art Space to create joint contemporary artworks using cheap materials and equipment.

According to the artwork organisers, the workshop aims at creating and strengthening relations between artists of different cultures and way of art. The creative process encourages artists to create and work together, and is facilitated by the Danish artist Camilla Norgaard, who is also daily leader of the Copenhagen art space Fabrikken.

During the first day of the workshop only scrap from the surroundings were used in the process.

“It is fantastic how innovative one gets just using material we can find in our backyard,” said Tanzanian painter Ernest Mtaya and continued, “I am so exited and can barely wait to get back to work again tomorrow.”

“Making collective art work is new for most of us, and the collective creative mind is just so amplified,” also said Miguel Costales, a Spanish painter living in Dar es Salaam, giving an example of a plastic bag as hat for a sculpture resembling a human being.

The final art works will be disclosed to the general public at Nafasi Art Space from Tuesday 12 May and the exhibition will continue for the month of May.

The Tanzanian artists participating at the Nafasi workshop inlcude printmakers, painters, a carver and a fashion designer, with their European counterparts also having a photographer in their team.

- Create an e-mail alert for Africa news
- Create an e-mail alert for Tanzania news
- Create an e-mail alert for World news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Culture - Arts news
- Create an e-mail alert for Society news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at