Art initiative dollies Windhoek up

11 August 2019 | Art and Entertainment

An initiative of the Katutura Art Centre is not only intended to beautify the city centre, but also to raise awareness amongst residents about the current water scarcity. On the first, almost completed mural on the building of the National Theatre, participating art students devoted themselves to the topic of drought. One of them is Taanyanda Matheus, who wants to touch residents with his painted message. “People here are used to getting water from the tap and cannot imagine what drought means for people living in rural areas,” he said. Thus, the artwork should not only carry across the consequences of the drought for rural residents, but also remind viewers of the need to use water sparingly. Photo Marc Springer

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