Tulipamwe International Artist Workshop

The Colour of Language

Katrina has been accepted to represent both Regional South Australia and Australia, to work alongside other Artists from around the world at the very competitive Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop in August 2015.  Running for 14 days, Tulipamwe, meaning ‘we are together’, is aimed at bringing artists on all levels together, allowing each artist an opportunity to both ‘gain and receive’ from the workshop.   The workshop will run for 14 days in the middle of the Namib Desert, with an exhibition by workshop artists being held at the National Art Gallery of Namibia on the 1st September 2015; as a platform to show artists work during their stay at Gobabeb.

The Workshop is supported by Tulipamwe Arts Trust, which is a not for profit, non-governmental organisation, independently funded Community outreach project established in 1994.

Special thanks to Melanie Sarantou from Art South-South Trust, and Ellenor Day-Lutz from Yarta Purtli Gallery in Port Augusta for their support

Please keep an eye on this site for fundraising events to assist Katrina with making her way to the Workshop.

Friday 15 May 2015

Fingers and toes crossed now .. Katrina has submitted her application for Grant with NAVA.  First leg of fundraising begins!

We have an Art Auction planned for the 4th July 2015 at the Austral Hotel in Quorn, many thanks to Nadine for supporting Katrina and thanks also to the wonderful Artists in the region, Yvonne Hoseason-Smith, Tiffany Ahuja, Joan Hancock, Ruth Tullock, with some special pieces available for auction kindly donated by Melanie Sarantou from Art South-South Trust.  Details of the event, with images, will be posted very soon and we are working on Katrina’s Crowdfunding site to assist in her trip and also building up the wonderful art and artists we have in Country SA.

Friday 5th June 2015Katrina’s Crowdfunding site is up and running and taking donations now to assist Katrina in her trip to Namibia in August 2015.  Donations will assist with flights and materials for Katrina to create whilst at Tulipamwe. Please be sure to leave a message here for Katrina to send you a personal thank you for supporting her.

Please keep an eye on this site for fundraising events to assist Katrina with making her way to the Workshop.

Sunday 14 June 2015

We have confirmation of the Arts Auction at the Austral Inn Hotel, Quorn at 8pm on Saturday 4th July 2015.  Local identity Broom Hilder will be the Auctioneer with music from a selection of Quorn and Port Augusta Musicians.  Gold coin donation offers the chance of winning one of the lovely door prizes donated by Ellenor Day-Lutz from Yarta Purtli Gallery with some beautiful Namibian jewellery for sale, with a percentage going to Katrina’s fundraising; kindly donated by Melanie Sarantou from Arts South-South.  Music by a selection of Quorn and Port Augusta Musicians.

Artists consist of Sue Hatch from Outback Colours Gallery, Award winning artist Joan Hancock, Yvonne Hoseason-Smith, Tiffany Ahuj, Ruth Tulloch, Cindy Hay and some special work by Katrina Vivian.

Some of the beautiful work available at Auction

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Well the Media have been busy!  Very happy to say that the Port Augusta Council have very kindly supported Katrina with her trip and she is looking forward to giving them feedback when she get’s home

Friday 3rd July 2015

Busy again today with ABC North and West calling Katrina about her Art Auction tomorrow night at the Austral Inn Hotel in Quorn.

Listen and watch the Interview here

Saturday 4th July 2015

Well the day is upon us here in Quorn! It was a brilliant and entertaining night here at the Austral Inn. Melanie Sarantou from Arts-South-South sold some stunning jewellery to the punters on the night, and people picked up some beautiful bargains along the way.  Katrina would like to thank everyone who attended and supported her on the night.  Thank you very much for your lovely photographs Tiffany Ahuja.

Tuesday 7th July 2015

Well only EIGHT DAYS to go before you lose the opportunity to not only donate to Katrina’s trip to Namibia but also picking up a limited edition piece of artwork by Katrina as a reward for your support. Please visit Katrina’s Crowdfunding site and pledge a donation in support.



*please note that pledges will only be processed if the target is met due to Pozible terms and conditions*


2 Responses to Tulipamwe International Artist Workshop

  1. Tiffany Ahuja says:

    Thank you for letting me be a part of your event Katrina, it’s a privilege to be able to donate one of my own pieces of Art to help raise funds towards your trip.
    We had a fantastic night bidding towards some of favourite local Art and I’m chuffed to have come home with some beautiful hand made Namibian jewlery , and two fantastic paintings !
    Best wishes for your trip to Africa and I hope this leads to an adventurous path towards future Artistic endeavours for you!


    • Thank you Tiffany … There were some beautiful art works there for punters on the night, including your own exquisite piece that was scooped up a very lucky bidder. I appreciate the support of all who donated and bid on the art, that came to say hello in support and the Auctioneer Broom Hilder, who made the night so entertaining.


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