Nando’s unveils art, bringing beauty from ashes


In September 2021, Nando’s Pinecrest in KwaZulu-Natal unveiled a poignant art piece – a charcoal drawing by artist Nkoali Nawa that commemorates the African spirit in the face of adversity. The unrest in July 2021, which saw shops looted, buildings burnt, and people and communities affected by outbreaks of violence, was followed by recovery, rebuilding […]

Meet the Artists of Lamu Space Station


The unique gallery on Kenya’s Lamu Island is home to an array of artists who, through their work, are imploring visitors to take better care of the planet. When a group of artists began clearing an abandoned house on Lamu, an island in the Indian Ocean off the northern coast of Kenya, there were moments […]

Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa

photo credit: Hans Peter Gauster

Selam is launching the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (Panaf), a new network building initiative funded by the Swedish Arts Council. The initiative will be developed in collaboration with partners in Nigeria, Gambia, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, with plans to involve several other countries in the future.