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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Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00-18:00 hrs
Sundays 12:00-18:00 hrs.

+260 977 421052
+260 211 257256

4015 Lagos Road,
Rhodes Park Lusaka.

50 Years of Zambian Sculpture Exhibition Poster

50 Years of Zambian Sculpture

Lechwe Trust Art Gallery is delighted to announce a new Heritage Exhibition on show which you are invited to come and view, at your pleasure. Entitled "50 Years of Zambian Sculpture", this is the first sculpture exhibition from The Lechwe Trust Heritage Collection....
William Miko

The Unshakeable and Unstoppable William Miko

Mr William Bwalya Miko, Vice Chair of Lechwe Trust, Abstract painter, Curator, Culture consultant, Senior Art lecturer and Head of Department in Fine Arts at the Zambian Open University, got a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ngoma Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday...
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New Acquisitions ~ Andrew Makromallis

Lechwe Trust purchased two artworks from the Makromallis exhibition for their Heritage collection. Ceramic Bowl 25 x 17 x 5cm  and Turmoil, 85 x 61cm, mixed media, 2023 In addition the artist unexpectedly - and very generously - donated Clowns, mixed media 30 x 21cm,...

Andrew Makromallis – I am Still Searching…

I am Still Searching…A solo exhibition of Paintings, Ceramics and Digital Art by Andrew Makromallis I Am Still Searching… invokes the viewers’ self-introspection of their realities and existence. Each piece put together reflects Andrew’s long and varied creative...

New Aquisitions

Mwamba Chikwemba is a multidisciplinary artist living in Lusaka, Zambia. She holds a diploma in Public Administration from National Institute of Public Administration and a certificate in Information Communication Technology. In 2016 she was selected Artist of the...

Quadruple Art Exhibition ~ Exhibition Now Closed

One of the aims of the Lechwe Trust is to promote art exhibitions, especially at our Lechwe Trust Art Gallery. Not only is the gallery a permanent home for our Heritage Art Collection, but also a suitable space to host retrospective, solo and joint exhibitions. This...
46 years of Zambia’s Fine Art Heritage

46 years of Zambia’s Fine Art Heritage

The Lechwe Trust Art Gallery is now exhibiting "46 years of Zambia’s Fine Art Heritage". The exhibition features early artworks acquired by Lechwe Trust representing renowned artists such as Henry Tayali, Bente Lorenz, Akwila Simpasa, Trevor Ford, Tubayi Dube, Eddie...

The Lechwe Trust Heritage Exhibition

The Lechwe Trust Heritage Exhibition of Prints, Drawings, Ceramics and Selected Sculptures is a display of donated and purchased outstanding pieces of Zambia’s contemporary printed art, pottery, drawings and sculptures from the Lechwe Trust Heritage Collection....

p a r l i a m e n t – a sales exhibition by Agness Buya Yombwe ~ Exhibition Now Closed

On display now at the Lechwe Trust Art Gallery is p a r l i a m e n t, a sales exhibition, which, on Thursday 16th March 2023, saw over one hundred art lovers from Lusaka and beyond grace the opening of this owl-themed exhibition by Agness Buya Yombwe, one of Zambia’s...
Lechwe Trust AISL Visit

American International Schools Visit Lechwe Trust Art Gallery

The gallery was excited to receive over 80 pupils (art and drama students) and teachers of Art from the American International Schools of Southern and Eastern Africa on 24th February 2023. The group was from eight African countries namely; Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe,...

In memory of Charlotte Lorenz

Lechwe Trust and Lechwe Trust Art Gallery are sad to learn of the passing of Charlotte Lorenz, in Denmark, on 26th February, 2024.

Charlotte was known to the Lechwe Trust chairperson’s family for many years, as Charlotte’s mother, Bente Lorenz, was a founding member of the Trust. Charlotte, herself, joined the Lechwe Trust main committee in 2020.

Charlotte was a keen supporter of the art gallery, and attended many exhibitions. She willingly provided information regarding pottery in Zambia, not only the ceramics of her late mother, but also the traditional pottery of other women.

In Charlotte’s honour, a cabinet of ceramics is on display in the art gallery, for the duration of the present sculpture exhibition.

Present Exhibition

50 Years of Zambian Sculpture Exhibition Poster
Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Wiiliam Miko, Market Place, Acrylic on canvas, 212cm x 160cm, 2006
Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Bente Lorenz, Leaf plate, Ceramic, 18.5cm x 4.7cm
Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Flinto Chandia, The Ostrich, Marble and Ebony, 180cm x 75cm x 68cm, 2017
Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery

Andrew Chifita ~ Collections Custodian

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

Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery

Mary Zulu ~ Gallery Administrative Assistant

Mary, holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Zambia cultures and ceremonies, with English, from the University of Zambia, and a trade certificate in General Hospitality.

Mary did her internship at the National Arts Council of Zambia during her study period, which exposed her to various art forms and cultural practices. In addition to being a registered secondary school teacher of English, she interacts more with visual arts and her role includes seeing more women representation in the collection/gallery.

Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Image: Akwila Simpasa, Untitled, Pen on Paper, 56.5cm x 44cm, 1972

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.

Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Image: Henry Tayali, The Brothers, Oil on hardboard, 56cm x47cm, 1965

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.

Andrew Chifita Collections Custodian Lechwe Trust Art Gallery
Image: Yombwe Kangwa, woman with sugarcane. Acrylic on canvas, 106 x 99.5cm, 2021

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
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