Since 2010, special efforts have been made by the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) in Windhoek to promote the visual arts in that country by organising exhibitions of work by women artists, not only in Namibia but also in neighbouring countries. These efforts enjoy the full support of SANAVA, as demonstrated by the 2012 exhibition by Namibian women artists in the art gallery of the Association of Art Pretoria.
As a follow up to that initiative, the NAGN invited SANAVA and its branch, the Association of Arts Pretoria, to hold an exhibition of work by South African women artists at the NAGN in 2013. The exchange of these exhibitions should strengthen ties between South Africa and Namibia in the field of the visual arts, and further encourage the reciprocal sharing of skills between women artists in these two countries.
Paid-up SANAVA branches and affiliated organizations were invited to supply the organizers with the names of South African women artists for the exhibition. This resulted in an exhibition of 35 artworks by top women artists from across South Africa.
The exhibition was made possible by a grant from the South African National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.