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Mrs Cynthia Zukas, MBE (Chairperson)

Cynthia was born in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Cape Town University. Cynthia arrived in Zambia in 1965 and became involved in the country's cultural and artistic movement including: Art Centre Foundation, Mpapa Gallery, National Museums Board, Zambia National Arts Council. In 1986 she became Chairperson of Lechwe Trust. In 2000, Cynthia was the winner of the National Arts Council "Ngoma award for outstanding contribution in the development of the visual arts". In 2011, she received the Mama Julia Chikamuneka Award for "recognition of commitment to a just society". In 2012 she received an MBE award for "promoting visual arts in Zambia" and being "instrumental in creating an historical archive of Zambian art spanning more than 50 years." Cynthia is a practicing painter and printmaker.

                 

Mr William Bwalya Miko (Vice Chairperson)

 

William was born in 1961, in Mwense, Zambia. In 1989, William obtained an Art Teacher Diploma from Evelyn Home College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka. In 1998 he obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts from Middlesex University in UK; followed in 1999 with an MA degree in Fine Art from the same University. In 1987, he was a founding member of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council. From 1993 – 1996 he was VAC National Secretary and Manager of Henry Tayali Arts Centre. In 1997 William was National Co-ordinator for the European Union Bantu Regional Cultural Financing Programme and CSSP in 2001. In 2008, William became a member of the establishment team for the first Fine Arts degree programme at the Zambian Open University School of MPFA where he lectures in Fine Arts. William is also the owner and curator of Twaya Art-Zambia Gallery at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka. William is a practicing artist exhibiting locally and internationally.

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Mr Roy Kausa (Lechwe Trust Secretary)

Roy is a journalist with a preference for writing art and human interest stories. He is a columnist and writer for Zambian Daily Mail and art writer for Zambian and regional travel magazines.  Roy is a Member of Arts Council for African Studies, Washington, USA and a member of Zambia National Visual Arts Council.

                 

Mrs Carol Aslin

Carol was born in Zimbabwe but came to Zambia when she was 4 years old. She studied art in Cape Town and London. In New York, Carol studied at the Art Students League, then with Ernst de Jong in South Africa, before returning to Zambia in 1998 to live in the Luangwa Valley. In 2002 Carol moved to Lusaka where she has a studio and is a full time artist. Carol has had 16 exhibitions to date, paints in oils and works in mono prints, etchings and sculpture.

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Dr Charlotte Harland Scott

Charlotte has a BA (Hons) from Oxford University, UK; an MA from Reading University, UK; a PhD from Bath University, UK. She is an International economic and development policy expert with over 20 years experience working for major NGOs, donor agencies and the UN in Africa.

                 

Mr David Zukas

David lives in Bath, UK. In 1980 David founded Aid For India, now the Karuna Trust, of which he is still a Trustee. In 1986, David became a Committee member and UK representative of the Lechwe Trust. From 1991 - 2001, he founded and ran the North London Buddhist Centre. In 1993, David obtained a BA degree in History & Religious Studies, from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. From 2004 David has been a Property Developer in Bath, UK. Currently he is studying for an MA in Art & Archaeology, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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Esther Chika Sikazwe

Systems Analyst and Programmer; Administrator for EU-funded Performance Enhancement Programme. Part-time Office Manager to the Lechwe Trust for many years before resigning in 2007 due to pressure of work. A desire to stay involved with the art community led to her being offered to join as a member of the Committee.

                 

Mr Jay Patel

Jay is a graduate of the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.  He is a Chartered Accountant, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Fellow member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. When he is not assisting SMEs as an accountant, Jay enjoys art amongst other things. He comes from a family with an uncle who is a distinguished artist, whose work is held in private collections around the world.

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Ms Liseli Bull

Liseli is a development specialist, focusing on poverty reduction and governance, having worked with government, civil society and private sectors in Southern and West Africa,  and UK. For Liseli, voluntary work is central; and she continues to support a wide range of initiatives both formally and informally.

                 

Mr Mulenga Chafilwa

Mulenga is an artist with an Art Teachers Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, Lusaka, in 1993.  A Facilitator and trainer of art workshops and other arts programmes. Mulenga runs an annual ‘Augustudio’ workshop for young artists. Mulenga served as National Chairman of the Visual Arts Council from 2008  - 2009  and 2012  - March 2014.  He is actively involved in the Insaka International Artists Workshops organization as a committee member and has been Councilor for visual arts on the National Arts Council for a number of years. Mulenga continues to paint.

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Dr Rodger Chongwe

Rodger a Senior Lawyer whose career has involved legal activism locally and internationally. Rodger has been interested in arts in Zambia for many years and has been a member of the Lechwe Trust committee since 1987.

                 

Shenda Zukas

Shenda graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Media Management from the University of Zambia in 1992, and a Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Organisational Development Practitioners. She is a Management Consultant in Human Resources providing organisational development services across a wide range of industrial sectors, assisting organisations to respond to change and improve organisational effectiveness.