Visual artist starts Arts college

Mogwe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Mogwe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

While the way to survival for many visual artists is through creating stock and establishing a rich catalogue of artwork for sale, Goabaone Mogwe has embarked on a journey with far-reaching upshots.

The economic realities of Botswana mean that most "artists" are in fact craftspersons who make small sculptural pieces, landscape paintings, and craft items for the tourist trade.

However, in order to try and change that narrative and revolutionise the arts industry, talented visual artist Mogwe has set up an art school called Africa Art College to train and groom artists in the country.

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