Bank Windhoek and NAGN launch 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial

On Thursday, 9 January 2020, Bank Windhoek in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), launched the 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial.  The art competition is now open to all artists with Namibian citizenship, or permanent residence holders.

Staged every three years, the fifth Bank Windhoek Triennial showcases the quality and diversity of artwork produced by Namibian artists. The first Bank Windhoek Triennial took place in 2008 with its fifth edition scheduled to take place in September 2020.

Sponsored by Bank Windhoek and organised by the NAGN, the Triennial celebrates visual art in Namibia, while contributing to the development and promotion of the Namibian visual art industry. The exhibition that results from this competition, is also an opportunity to engage in dialogue around cultural diversity within Namibian society to promote unity in celebrating diversity. Participants, who are older than 18 years can look forward to a variety of exciting prizes in different categories.

“The NAGN is delighted to continue partnering with Bank Windhoek as its main sponsor for the 2020 Bank Windhoek Triennial. We look forward to innovative works of art, and encourage all artists to enter the competition. This is not only an opportunity for artists to win prizes, but also an important platform for networking and adds to their portfolios," said NAGN's Chief Executive Officer, Snobia Kaputu.

A panel of local and international judges will make a selection of work for the exhibition as well as for prize winners. The exhibition opens on Thursday, 3 September 2020 and closes on Saturday, 7 November 2020. 

Further information can be obtained from the NAGN's Curatorial or its Communications and Marketing Department at 061 231160, 061 231391, or 081 806 8694/2, or by email at or The due date for applications is Friday, 26 June 2020.

Application forms can be downloaded on or HERE. Hard copies can be obtained at the NAGN office, Bank Windhoek Branches countrywide as well as all regional council offices, including the collection points listed below:


Regions Collection  PointContact PersonContact Number
OshanaTafari Art Village /Shilongotafari@gmail.comJosia Shikongo081 636 7111
OshanaOndangwa, Red Cross, uupopoSamuel Kamati081 293 6159
OmusatiOshikuku Art Performance CentreNaaftali Jonas081 449 9156
OshikotoOmuthiya Art Centre Isai Aindongo081 292 1139
OshikotoArt Performance Centre, TsumebWedeiyinge Andreas Shangelao081 272 8206
OhangwenaEenhanaFestus Elago081 233 8431
KuneneCulture Officer, Community Development and Learning Centre, Khorixas

Nutushi Faustinus


081 278 4229

081 749 7492

Okavango EastMaria Mwengere  Cultural Centre, Rundu / richie2.kayili@gmail.comRichard Kaili081 353 0473
Okavango WestNkurenkuru Art CentreFelix Haingura081 218 8731
ZambeziCaprivi Craft CentreMuyangwa Morris Uyoya081 473 1148
OtjozondjupaOtjiwarongo Art CentreAilli Mvula081 298 3529
Otjozondjupa Okakarara Cultural CentreMr. Mootu081 142 6152
OmahekeDirectorate of Arts, Gobabis Ms. Koos081 322 0011
HardapRehoboth art schoolMr. Andrew Van Wyk081 893 8346
KarasYouth Centre, KeetmanshoopKanguvi Khoop081 876 2230
ErongoSwakopmund-OmaruruMartina von Wentzel081 277 3214
KarasOranjemund/Rospinah  Constituency office Konstantinus Shiweni081 635 6626
KhomasNational Art Gallery of NamibiaCuratorial Department081 806 8692/ 061 231 160

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