The Livingstone Art Gallery is run by the National Arts Council of Zambia through the Southern Province Branch of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council. It provides a modern space for exhibitions of contemporary Zambian art.
Most of the artworks exhibited at the gallery are for sale and the gallery hosts different arts programs; including local and international group and solo art exhibitions, concerts and workshops.
On the road from Livingstone to the Victoria Falls, turn right just before Courtyard Hotel on the road to the Mosi-O-Tunya Park entrance. Take the first left turn after Courtyard Hotel, before Livingstone Showgrounds. You will find a modern Gallery which is always worthwhile a visit.
We wish to develop the gallery further to encourage a wider audience and promote the value of art in our society. We offer workshops and residencies to national and international artists. We seek to develop links with other galleries worldwide for creative and cultural exchanges. We encourage researcher’s collectors & art critics to form links with us.
Mr Chansa Chishimba
Born in 1956, Chansa Chishimba was trained at Nkwame Nkrumah Teachers College in Kabwe, Evelyn Hone College of applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka, Zambia and at the Baltic School of Arts and Design in Skone, Sweden. He works as a sculptor, textile designer and painter. Chansa Chishimba initially worked on paper, canvas and jute. In September 1982 he started research in different types of trees and techniques of processing Zambian traditional tree bark fibre cloth. In 2004 he first experimented with Papaya tree bark fibre and prides himself in being the first Zambian visual artist to paint on it. He has since adopted his new discovery as a painting ground for all his recent art works, which have become very popular on the art market.
Gill Zulu obtained here first art and design degree 1988 from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK. After working in Art and Design in the UK for many years she moved 2000 to Livingstone.
Nina Siavwapa is working together with the Savannah Southern Safaris Team in ensuring constant reception service and information to all our visitors. She and her team ensure smooth operation of events organized at the Gallery and put the Gallery and their events on the tourism map. She graduated 2007 with a German Diplom (equal to Masters) in Political Science from the University Bremen in Germany. During her studies, she focused on Work and Organisation psychology and international relations. Since 2008 she has been working in Zambia in the fields of Good Governance, Project Development, and Tourism.
The newest team member is Emeldah Mpilipili. She is the current intern in the area of Events and Marketing. Like her we encourage other young professionals to join and strengthen our team.
The Gallery was opened on October 16th 2014 by honerable Minister of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapapa.
The Gallery is centered between town and Livingstone’s main attraction the Victoria Falls. It is a place to enjoy art and nature. A place to experience, reflect and to find to yourself.
It is a place open to the community and we are happy to provide a space for events relevant to the people of Livingstone, young and old.