Lechwe Trust is a charitable trust for the visual arts in Zambia, formed in 1986 to provide scholarships to promising artists; to purchase or commission works of art for public display; to support organisations working for the promotion of the visual arts and preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage; to support and encourage art education and to promote exhibitions within Africa and abroad.

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Vincentio Phiri

Vincentio Phiri ~ The exhibition SUB-CONSCIOUS shows recent abstract paintings by Vincentio Phiri on display at the Lechwe Trust Art Gallery

Godfrey Setti Retrospective Exhibition

Godfrey Setti Retrospective Exhibition ~ Exhibition Now Closed

Godfrey Setti Exhibition ~ Now Closed
Godfrey Setti passed away 20 years ago, aged 44. Godfrey was a prolific painter, leaving behind more than 300 pieces of art – some complete, some in sketch form, and others unfinished.  During his short lifetime, Godfrey Setti exhibited his artworks widely, in Africa and internationally, and is represented in several public and private art collections, and in the Lechwe Trust’s own heritage collection. 

The Lechwe Trust Heritage Art Collection

Past Exhibition ~ The Lechwe Trust Heritage Art Collection

Mwamba Mulangala 2022

Past Exhibition ~  Lechwe Trust Art Gallery is hosting 'VeraCity', an exhibition of recent artworks by Mwamba Mulangala, one of the most academically trained artists in Zambia. Mulangala has kept very close touch with the lives of ordinary Zambians, and their...
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Delegation from Ben-Gurion University Visit the Gallery

The Lechwe Trust Committee Members, Israeli Ambassador to Zambia H. E Ofra Farhi, National Arts Council Director Mr Adrian Chipindi, art patrons and artists welcomed and received a delegation from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, led by Professor Lynn Schler...

Cynthia Zukas Young Artist Award 2021

The Cynthia Zukas Young Artist Award Emerging Artist Award Competition 2021  The Lechwe Trust Art Gallery is exhibiting the 2nd CZYAA exhibition featuring 52 young artists from all over Zambia. On display we have over 150 artworks ranging from digital art, wooden...
The Children of Kasisi

Our Day-To-Day Lives Seen Through the Eyes of Children from Kasisi Home

Past Exhibition ~  The Lechwe Art Gallery exhibited over 100 pieces of art, featuring 40 children aged between 7 and 18 years from Kasisi home. With the support of Chaminuka, Patrick Mumba, one of Zambia’s well known artist and his wife Cynthia (no relation to the...
In Pursuit Of Joy 3

In Pursuit of Joy 2021 – Exhibition now Closed

The gallery is exhibiting new works by Patrick Mumba and Victor Makashi, well-known Zambian artists whose artistic careers span many decades. Both artists are painters and work mainly with acrylics on canvas; Victor is also known for producing artworks in pastel on...

Women Artists Celebrate ‘Cynthia at 90 Years’

Women artists in Lusaka visited the Lechwe Trust Art Gallery to see the celebratory art exhibition Cynthia at 90years. Among the artists were Mulenga J Mulenga, Mwamba Chikwemba (CZYAA 2020 First prize award winner), Nukwase Tembo, Emily Kasongo, Felistus Mumbi, Gift...

2020 Annual Report

Foreword Over six hundred people visited the gallery during the year of 2020. This number of visitors is confirmation that the gallery is a valued asset to the patrons; some have come twice, or have shared the information with friends. We appreciate visitors such as...

Present Exhibition

Godfrey Setti Retrospective Exhibition

Godfrey Setti Retrospective Exhibition

Godfrey Setti passed away 20 years ago, aged 44. Godfrey was a prolific painter, leaving behind more than 300 pieces of art – some complete, some in sketch form, and others unfinished.  During his short lifetime, Godfrey Setti exhibited his artworks widely, in Africa and internationally, and is represented in several public and private art collections, and in the Lechwe Trust’s own heritage collection.  The artworks on display and on sale in this “Art Lives On III” retrospective exhibition at the Lechwe Trust Art Gallery, is wide-ranging in subject matter and symbolism: thought-provoking imagery of an art legacy and contribution to humankind.

Patrick Mumba ~ Keepers of the Tribe

Edwin Kalusa Sculpture

Edwin Kalusa ~ Togetherness

Akex Nkazi ~ Curator

Alex Nkazi was a teacher of art from 1982 to 2018.  He was privileged to be the first art teacher at Matero Boys Secondary in Lusaka, and later at St. Joseph’s College in Gaborone Botswana.

Back in Lusaka, Alex joined the School of Education at Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, where he taught drawing, painting, design and ceramics.   Alongside his teaching, Alex loves working in oils and acrylics, which has earned him many commissions, including the 32 x 5 metre mural at Lusaka National Museum, depicting a typical Zambian village scene. Two paintings at the Catholic Church’s Marian Shrine depict a contextual life of Jesus.  Other of his works are in private collections.

As curator at Lechwe Trust Art Gallery, Alex is responsible for making sure the outstanding heritage collection is reachable to learners, instructors and art lovers.  His role also includes networking with art galleries around the region and abroad.

Andrew Chifita ~ Gallery Administrative Assistant

Andrew Chifita is a diploma holder in Computer Studies from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka. He also holds Technician Certificates in electronics and electrical engineering. Though trained as an information technology specialist he has a great passion for art and interacts with artists in Zambia and abroad.

Andrew has more than 15 years’ experience in visual art administration and has worked as Gallery Administrator at Twaya Art Gallery, Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka from 2003 to 2013. He has also worked for Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) as District Technical Support Officer in Mpika for 3 years

Some of the organisations supported over the years include: Mpapa Gallery, Zintu Arts and Crafts Foundation, Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, Zambia National Visual Arts Council, Choma Museum, Lusaka National Museum, Copperbelt Museum in Ndola, MotoMoto Museum in Mbala, Mbile and Insaka International Artists’ Workshops.

Lechwe Trust has awarded short-term grants for artists to attend workshops and residencies within Zambia and abroad; and has also supported upcoming artists by supplying art materials and assisting them with framing and costs for exhibitions.

Lechwe Trust has sponsored four talented artists for Fine Art degrees – three to the UK and one to Namibia. Two of them subsequently obtained their Masters degrees.  Godfrey Setti, Patrick Mumba, William Miko, and Elisha Zulu all returned home to make major contributions to the development of the visual arts, which is very rewarding for Lechwe Trust and for Zambia.

The Aims and Objectives of Lechwe Trust are:

to promote and encourage the visual arts in Zambia and provide assistance and encouragement to Zambian artists to further their artistic education by:

  • promoting artistic knowledge and an arts training programme in Zambia
  • providing scholarships in Zambia and abroad for talented Zambian artists
  • purchasing or commissioning works of art to be displayed in public places
  • supporting and encouraging individuals/groups to work toward the promotion of the visual arts in Zambia and the preservation and display of the material culture of Zambia; “the visual arts” include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, contemporary and traditional crafts
  • promoting and financing exhibitions in Zambia and the sub-region and abroad