Contact Address Details:
West Coast Region
Hannie - Netherlands: +316-2298313
Hannie - Gambia: +220-764 3948
The gallery is
situated on a large knoll encircled by verdant tropical greenery
facing the sea. Once at the main village just ask for
The Lemonfish Gallery was first inaugurated in the quiet south
Gambian village of Kartong, which borders Casamance, in March
At its opening it showcased the works of twenty eight West
African artists. The concept was dreamed up by its German
curator Nina Effinger as an arts project to create revenue
for local artists and at the same time provide them with a
means to exhibit, promote and sell their artistic works. The
creative forum also allows them to collaborate with other
painters and sculptors
in the EU and Africa.
The Arts Complex:
comprises of 2 public viewing halls with their original
collections of contemporary African Art and a good sized portico for
staging art exhibitions, events. They are also able to host
conferences and meetings at the centre.
cultural workshops for art students and professionals
presentation tools such as media and video to stimulate creative
ideas. During the tourist season there are special holiday
workshops for tourists and other visitors to exchange views and
ideas with local Gambian artists.
• Souvenir Shop
The outlet sells arts, fashion clothes, crafts, African Jewelry
and other items produced by local craftsmen in projects that
operate on the principles of Fair Trade which is aimed at
empowering local producers and promoting sustainability.
• Guest Rooms
There are 5 rooms with en-suit bathing and a 24 hour stay
includes bed and breakfast. African dishes and snacks available
throughout the day.
• Excursion away from the Lemonfish
Gallery and onto the mangroves and the Halahin River by Pirogue.
This river skirts the border between the Gambia and Casamance in Senegal.