Art exhibition as fundraiser
Throughout his life Max has seen people, especially children, suffering and it was through this realisation that he felt the need to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of these needy children, through his artwork. It was for this reason that he chose Philippi Trust Namibia, as the benefactor of proceeds derived from the Art Exhibition.
Max has attended several international Art Workshops, in France, Brazzaville and Reunion Island. He also participated in the international Children’s Book Fair Expo, in Bologna, Italy.
Locally he has either participated or contributed to various student art exhibitions, including the Stamp Designing Exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, the Max Shiimi and Max Edison art exhibition at the FNCC and National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), the Tulipamwe International Art Exhibition at the University of Namibia (UNAM), and is a regular exhibitor at the ongoing exhibition of the Gathemann Restaurant.
A total of 15 of Max Shiimi’s art works were recently auctioned in aid of Philippi at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) raised a whopping N$ 5880!
Philippi Trust was founded in 1989 in the United Kingdom by Rev Malcolm Worsley, a trained Social Worker probation officer. Philippi Trust has since developed rapidly to become one of the leading providers of Christian counselling and training both in that country and abroad.
Philippi Trust Namibia was established in 1996 and registered as a charity organisation with the Ministry of Health and Social Services in 1999.