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Dasunye Shikongo

Dasunye Shikongo was invited by the Gasworks to hold his first solo exhibition in UK with the support of the British Council, Namibia. He has participated in the International Artists' Workshops in Namibia and Senegal and held solo exhibitions at The National Art Gallery of Namibia and the Museum of St. Louis in Senegal, West Africa.

Shikongo is an important voice amongst artists of his generation and plays an active role in the development of the visual arts across Namibia. His prints are a form of storytelling which carry a positive message about the inner spirit found deep within his culture and tradition. He says, "The Namibian culture is disappearing. People are losing their identities and quality of living due to the effects of materialism. I feel that my black brothers and sisters in my country are not aware of the importance of art in their lives. Our cultural roots can best come to the surface through art which is our first language and shows us the truth about humanity. "'Time Inna Mankind' is the natural time of life on earth, today people do not give themselves the 'inner time', the creative time. In Oshivambo we say, "Ethimbo olyo wala uulumentu wontu", "the time that is within mankind". My aim is to remind the people about our culture with a message to seek freedom of mind, to be yourself and to live yourself".

Dasunye Shikongo

Dasunye Shikongo was invited by the Gasworks to hold his first solo exhibition in UK with the support of the British Council, Namibia. He has participated in the International Artists' Workshops in Namibia and Senegal and held solo exhibitions at The National Art Gallery of Namibia and the Museum of St. Louis in Senegal, West Africa.

Shikongo is an important voice amongst artists of his generation and plays an active role in the development of the visual arts across Namibia. His prints are a form of storytelling which carry a positive message about the inner spirit found deep within his culture and tradition. He says, "The Namibian culture is disappearing. People are losing their identities and quality of living due to the effects of materialism. I feel that my black brothers and sisters in my country are not aware of the importance of art in their lives. Our cultural roots can best come to the surface through art which is our first language and shows us the truth about humanity. "'Time Inna Mankind' is the natural time of life on earth, today people do not give themselves the 'inner time', the creative time. In Oshivambo we say, "Ethimbo olyo wala uulumentu wontu", "the time that is within mankind". My aim is to remind the people about our culture with a message to seek freedom of mind, to be yourself and to live yourself".