Thapong Visual Arts Centre is located in Gaborone and seeks to promote unity and excellence within the Visual Arts in Botswana in all communities, through sharing skills, enabling personal growth and development and promoting arts locally and internationally through networking. Thapong is a membership-driven organization whose members interact primarily during exhibitions and workshops. Alongside it’s gallery and exhibitions programme, there are numerous full-time artists working in the Centre’s studios. The Centre has previously hosted an International Artists’ Workshop (it’s first as far back as 1989), Artist of the year awards, artist residencies and further projects, such as Tlhale’s workshop, for younger local artists.
Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of well over 230.000 people.
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