Thursday, 01 September 2011

Namwandwe gallery - a good introduction to Zambian art

A visit to Namwandwe gallery is a good introduction to contemporary Zambian art. The gallery is situated a few hundred meters after the American School on Leopards Hills Road on the left hand side. It is not a “real” gallery but a private collection available for the public.

The gallery has no official opening hours but is open seven days a week from morning to evening. When you have parked your car under the planted pine trees in front of the main building, the guide (sometimes it takes a while before he notices your arrival) will open the gallery for you and show you a round an impressive art collection while classic music fills the beautiful rooms.