Sky is the ‘little big’ limit

The ‘Little Big Things’ special group art exhibition opened at the Woermannhaus Gallery last Friday.

08 October 2021 | Art and Entertainment

ADOLF KAURE







SWAKOPMUND

‘Little Big Things’, an exhibition organised by the Swakopmund Arts Association (SAA) under the theme ‘the sky is the limit’, is made up of 121 artworks from over 60 artists.

The pieces are on sale for N$450 each, with SAA getting 25% and the remainder being pocketed by the artist.

According to Heide-Marie Lacheiner-Khun of SAA, art has provided society with an escape from the harsh reality caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There is hope in the midst of insecurities and isolations. Especially during the last two years, our lives were a perpetual feeling of unsettlement, and the world woke up to a terrible avalanche that reverberated through rich and poor countries killing over four million people to date.

“It was a time of fear and anxieties, showing the extreme vulnerabilities of the human race in times of crises. Art became a dear friend to me when lockdown hit us and I could escape to my studio, splash paint, cut, rip and paste paper, invent patterns while listening to my favourite music,” she said.

The exhibition was open to professional and amateur artists aged 14 and older.

Submission was free - the only requirement was that the artwork should be 20x20cm in size.

Anonymous art

At the exhibition, the artworks are not labelled with the artists’ names, and this gives buyers a chance to support established and upcoming artists due to the anonymity.

The ‘Little Big Things’ exhibition has been held annually since 2018, except for last year due to the pandemic, and will run until 14 November.

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