Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery showcases and sells authentic high quality creative art and craft products; offers art classes, training classes and workshops in visual art to individuals at all levels; and to educate locals, experts and tourists about Zambian art, culture and traditions.
ABOUT WAYI WAYI
Our Logo is a brazier which stands for hope, meaning that within hope, there is light and life. It features a Imbabula, a Zambian traditional braai stand. Dots on the logo are from mbusa symbols representing seeds/ work.
Letters W, A, S and G stand for Wayi Wayi Art Studio and Gallery.
When you combine all the above mentioned together, it forms a face or mask which brings about a message which can only be understood by those who come closer. There are three things at Wayi Wayi namely: The art, where it is produced and where it is displayed.
WAYI WAYI simply represents YY which stands for the Yombwe’s living in a Y shaped house. The house and logo designed by Lawrence. YY was coined by Agness Buya’s mum who calls Yande Yombwe our first born daughter in Tumbuka as Wayi Wayi.
- Produce, display and sell high quality Zambian art, crafts and design.
- Organize workshops and art exhibitions locally and internationally.
- Provide apprenticeship and internship opportunities for emerging artists
- Empowering women’s groups and youth with skills-training in visual arts
- Offer hands on arts and crafts to children aged 1 to 8 months and above.
- Showcase the mbusa cultural traditions (pottery, wall paints and artifacts used in the traditional Bemba marriage ceremony).
- Face/Body paintings for various functions for all age groups.
- To produce, display and sell high quality authentic art, craft and design
- To serve as a resource centre for the visual arts
- To provide apprenticeship and internship opportunities for emerging artists
- To empower women`s groups and youth with skills-training in the visual arts so that jobs can be created through the Wayi Wayi Creatives Village.
- To organize workshops and art exhibitions locally and abroad
- To offer hands-on arts and craft lessons to children aged 1 ½ and above
- To showcase the mbusa cultural traditions (pottery, wall paintings and artefacts used in the traditional Bemba marriage ceremony) and provide marriage counselling. To develop a range of products with mbusa symbols on them. So far Jewellery and soon to come clothing fashion line.
- To provide studio space and residency opportunities for local and foreign artists
- To move out of the studio and gallery one day and have a house of our own.
- To have a coordinator to help the studio run the day to day operations in the gallery and handle accounting.