A Bit of Both: An interview with Kresiah Mukwazhi

Mukwazhi is a contemporary multimedia artist and photographer based in Harare, Zimbabwe. After training as a photographer at Market Photo workshop in South Africa she has, with stunning results, recently began to train her eye for symbolism, texture and form … Read More

In ‘The Forgotten Agenda’

Elias Eliezar Jengo (b. 1936)
“I create for myself. I do not paint to sell paintings. But I do not have any of my old paintings anymore, as they have all been bought. They are all over the world now. But I don’t create for money. I create for myself, for my family.” … Read More

Our first Artist Resident of the year is here!

Steve Mchomvu, Nafasi’s first artist in resident for 2019 is a young artist from Kawe, Dar-es-salaam who uses pencil and charcoal to create spare, realist portraits. Steve took a few moments from settling in to share insights about his art … Read More

For the love of music

British Council are hosting our upcoming Wikiendi Live on Feb 2nd. The workshop was arranged to assist Artists to learn and share knowledge before their performances at Wikiendi live and Sauti za Busara. Here’s some of what went on:  

Welcome Jean Katambayi

Jean Katambayi  from Lubumbashi DRC is our Artist in Residence for December. We sat down with him for a few insights on his practice and a closer look at his way of thinking. So how are you finding the heat? (laughs) … Read More

Paza Sauti Youth Poetry Day 2018

Saturday 10th of November saw the return of the long awaited Paza Sauti Youth Poetry Day. Paza Sauti is the brainchild of a collective of young, ambitious poets led by Loyce Gayo. The goal of Paza Sauti is to create … Read More

Rebirth Exhibition

November had a beautiful beginning here at Nafasi Art Space as Mac Sawaya, our Artist in residence for August, finally held his long awaited exhibition. The exhibition was called rebirth and at opening time, the bare white walls of Nafasi … Read More

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