Various artists and volunteers around Lilongwe teamed up to create a new exhibition space at the National Library in Lilongwe for use by Malawi’s creative community.
The project has emerged with the aim of creating a new space for Malawian artists to exhibit their work and the perfect place for people to find out more about the arts.
The Lake of Stars team is facilitating the creation of the exhibition space as a build-up for the multi-day City of Stars festival and conference to take place at the Sanctuary Lodge in Lilongwe.
To kick-start the project, artists and volunteers on Sunday painted the National Library with paint donated by Dulux Limited.
Lake of Stars director Will Jameson through a press statement made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) said they want to re-position the library as a new space for arts.
“The Idea is to establish a ‘Creative Corner’ where artists and promoters can get information and inspiration on the creative industries. Ultimately, we are hoping we can re-position the library as a great new event space for people to use and a place to find out about the arts,” he said.
Jameson also said apart from painting the library, they are also planning poetry, literary and music evening on 25th September 2013. Adding, London’s ICA and the National Library of Scotland will also be donating books to the arts and music section of the library.
The City of Stars festival and conference will take place on the 27th and 28th September.