Exterior view of the Henry Tayali Visual Art Centre, Lusaka, 2009. Courtesy Henry Tayali Visual Art Centre
Named in memory of Zambian artist Henry Tayali, the Henry Tayali Visual Art Centre is the headquarters of the Zambia National Visual Arts Council (VAC). Comprised of an art gallery, documentation office and library, audiovisual editing studio, computer room, and photography darkroom, the art center has served as the launching pad for artists into the professional circle since its inception. Space is provided for artists to meet other artists, clients, and curators, and to exchange information and ideas. The Henry Tayali Visual Art Centre also provides art materials for purchase.