Turning the art gallery model on its head is Ndiza gallery, located in the heart of the new Krystal Beach Hotel in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay.
Ndiza (meaning ‘To Fly’) is the brain child of Gavin Furlonger, George Reeves, Michaela Limberis and Michele Roelofsen, created to enhance the accessibility of commercial art spaces and engage new audiences
Inspired by the Buckminster Fuller quote : “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.” They have created an elegant, immersive and unintimidating space where visitors are able to engage in the history and provenance of each piece with the use of an interactive phone app.
Imagine a welcoming space where you are able to not only purchase, but engage, participate and enjoy feeling more connected to Africa’s vibrant culture.
Ndiza is collaborating with major galleries and plan to incorporate art fairs, fashion shows, music events and launches to cater for the surrounding community.
Conversation based events allow visitors to become more connected and able to understand and enjoy art on a new level of intimacy and awareness.