Stunning new art exhibition

12 October 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Lara Diez started dabbling in jewellery-making in London in the 1990s and found it the perfect antidote to corporate life in the city.

In 2002 Lara broke from hectic London life. In an attempt to do something more worthwhile, she came to Namibia for six months as a volunteer with VSO, working with the indigenous San community in Nyae Nyae.

As those six months turned to years, Lara started taking jewellery classes with Frieda Luhl, who became a source of inspiration in jewellery and printmaking. Lara now combines being the director of the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia with family life and when possible sneaks off to file a bit of metal!

In 2017 Lara attended the Tulipamwe International Artists workshop and then had a work selected for the National Gallery Triennial as well as having work exhibited in the Project Room and Start gallery group exhibitions.

In 2018 Lara had a work selected for the Booth exhibition at the National Gallery of Namibia and was on the working group for the Tulipamwe International Artists workshop of 2018.

This is Lara's first solo exhibition which combines printmaking with metalwork.

In Pressed, Lara combined printing and metalwork which have both undergone some form of pressing in order to create embossed or inked marks. The marks on paper and metal are often similar, just differing in scale and material. The exhibition also shows Lara's obsession with spoons and similarly embossed pieces of jewellery, creating functional pieces that can be used or worn every day.

Altogether Lara will show about 150 PRESSED pieces, half embossed/printed on paper, the other half on metal.

The exhibition will open on Friday 19 October at 18:00 at the Project Room in 32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West.

The exhibition ends on 2 November.

The Project Room opening hours are from Tuesday to Friday 09:00 to 13:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 13:00.


Similar News


Poignant, local

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Local Film and Media Production Company Ndapunikwa Investments has partnered with Ster Kinekor to premier the official trailer for Hairareb, a locally produced romantic drama...

Character is key

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Allison Triegaardt, one of Africa's leading storytelling and creative consultants, was in Namibia last week to meet with local producers to educate on them how...

#TeamRiky takes an early lead

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

By the end of this week's exciting second episode of The Voice South Africa Season 3, coach Riky Rick had eked out a lead for...

Nama festival set for end May

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The second edition of the annual Nama Cultural Festival will take place from 30 May until 2 June 2019 at the Westdene Stadium in Keetmanshoop....

On the rise to stardom

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Max Moalusi, better known as Max Jnr, has been on the scene for two-and-a-half years but has the style and agility of someone who has...

Anele Mdoda is heading to the Oscars!

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The countdown to Hollywood's most prestigious ceremony, the 91st Annual Academy Awards has begun, and this year, Hollywood will be graced by Host of DStv's...

A world of make believe

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Justicia Shipena Frances-Jane Van Wyk was appointed as the new production coordinator for the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) on 1 February. Van Wyk...

KFC DJs break barriers

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

For a long time they have been quiet but now this dynamic trio is taking Namibia by storm. The KFC DJs will drop their first...

Doors open for international fame

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Annually, the International ARTS Talent Showcase is hosted in South Africa at Tsogo Sun, the Silverstar Casino, where actors, models, singers and dancers from all...

'I am blind'

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The first exhibition for 2019 at the Goethe Institute Namibia, I am blind, which stems from the Blind Photography Project, captures the perception and experiences...

Latest News

SA rules the roost at...

9 hours ago | Sports

The South African swimming team opened the African Swimming Federation Zone IV Championships with a total of 19 medals (eight gold, eight silver and three...

Child rapist gets 35 years

9 hours ago | Justice

The Swakopmund Regional Court has imposed a long sentence on a man arrested in 2014 for raping four minor girls at the coastal town. ...

Crisis looms as rain stays...

9 hours ago | Weather

The wetter climatic conditions that marked the start of February in Namibia are likely to cease and make way for dry conditions for the rest...

Okahandja councillors defiant

9 hours ago | Politics

Swapo Party secretary-general Sophia Shaningwa has summoned the party's representatives on the Okahandja town council to a meeting this afternoon at the party headquarters in...

Kunene terminatesCRO contract

9 hours ago | Government

The Kunene regional council has paid an undisclosed lump sum to terminate the contract of former chief regional officer (CRO) George Kamseb, who had refused...

Innovation is essential

9 hours ago | Opinion

So yet another dismal season of dismal rainfall is upon us and soon coming to an end with no respite in sight. That Namibia is...

Cut Rukoro some slack

9 hours ago | Sports

I know many people are celebrating the eventual exit of long-serving Namibia Football Association secretary-general Barry Rukoro but I believe he deserves praise for the...

Not conflicted: Hilda Basson-Namundjebo

9 hours ago | Sports

The chairperson of the Namibia Football Association's Normalisation Committee, Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, says there is no conflict of interests in her position as the new administrator...

Chief Kauluma laid to rest

9 hours ago | People

The deputy chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders in Namibia, Chief Immanuel #Nu Axa /Gaseb, has urged young Namibians to emulate the virtues and...

Load More