I grew up with a photographer from Trinidad and Tobago named Ray Orpheus Griffith, who had an exceptional ability to capture moments in ways that words would not adequately express. He was pretty great at design, which was seasoned by his eclectic taste in music. It is in this environment that my exposure to art, in its different forms begun. Even in mycurrent phase of life’s journey, art still moves me through its power to shift my mindset and perspective because it challenges what we are all able to do when we translate our imagination and ideas into reality.

This portion of my blog is dedicated to Papa Ray, it is meant to evoke a change in how we see, act, feel and understand life because at the end of the day we may all come from different walks of life but there are some things that are inarguably common amongst us. May our minds bring a positive change and make the world a better place.

More Witnesses Exhibition

Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery is currently hosting the “More Witnesses” solo exhibition by Geoffrey Phiri. The art on display is largely mixed media, with an interesting use of soil, as Geoffrey is a sculpture by profession. The art depicts the different interpretations of situations by the many witnesses and voices in various segments of society.Continue reading “More Witnesses Exhibition”

Bridging Italy and Zambia through Art

Lusaka National Museum is currently hosting the “Building an Art Bridge between Italy and Zambia” exhibition where six Italian artists and twelve Zambian artists are exhibiting their work. The art on display includes paintings, sculptures, installations, photography and video, all aimed at using the language of contemporary art to address the socio-economic issues that ZambiansContinue reading “Bridging Italy and Zambia through Art”

Chena Art House

Looking for a place to enjoy some art; a fresh breeze or float over some calm waters surrounded by green meadows? Chena Art House offers exactly that at the Nkwashi Estate, just 50km from Lusaka’s CBD, in the Leopards Hill area. Lifestyle Activities Entrance to the Chena Art House is pegged at K100 per person andContinue reading Chena Art House

Lechwe Art Gallery

The Lechwe Art Gallery is in the heart of Rhodes Park, Lusaka at the Gallery Office Park. The gallery is run by the Lechwe Trust which was established over 30 years ago and now owns over 300 works of art in its collection. The Lechwe gallery has previously showcased several art exhibitions with different formsContinue reading “Lechwe Art Gallery”

Lusaka Street Art

Lusaka’s street art scene has been gaining momentum over the years and I am determined to find some of the gems that local artists have created to express their creativity and uplift commuters. I am happy to see the emerging culture take root, with several social platforms even calling for the recent infrastructure development aroundContinue reading “Lusaka Street Art”

A Place of Tall Trees

Zeela Art Gallery & Homestay is the eclectic brainchild of Charity and Bedah Salasini. Located off Leopards Hill Road in Lusaka, about 20 minutes away from the Crossroads Shopping Centre, this private art gallery is actually woven into the very fabric of the beautiful home and surrounding grounds of the Salasini’s. Zeela actually means ‘aContinue reading “A Place of Tall Trees”

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