About Us

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.

MISSION

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.

VISION

To be the most recognizable innovative provider of high quality authentic Zambian fine art, crafts and designs.

OBJECTIVES

To make a good living with our art and crafts business and fund our retirement while living the lifestyle of artists.

SERVICES

  • 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.

GOALS

  • 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.