Monday, 12 November 2012

Collage Mural Project @ The Green Expo 2012

Collage Mural Project
@ The Green Expo
23 - 25 Nov 2012
as part of the
(Eco)versations Art Exhibition

We are building a 'house' at this years Green Expo. Its an installation which people can enter and create collages using magazines and other 2D imagery and text.

Cut, Create and Stick – it’s an easy way to make an image and join the (Eco)versation.

The structure (4 sided cardboard cube 3m x 3m with a door on one side) is based on the idea of a house – the house that we are creating together as our collective future.

Inside our house is where the collaging happens and on the outside walls 8 artists will be painting live for the 24hrs of the Expo. These murals will use the collages as source material. The murals are therefore reflective of what is taking place on the inside and inspired by all who create collages.

The walls of our house are made from recycled Xanita Board and our paint is ProNature eco-friendly wall paint. Thanks to our sponsors!

Much appreciation to our sponsors:
The Green Expo
National Geographic Channel
The Shoprite Checkers Strokes of Genius Project
ProNature Paint

Monday, 15 October 2012

Groundswell: Inspiring Community Mural Project, New York

In 1996, a group of New York City artists, educators, and activists founded Groundswell based on the belief that there is something unique and powerful about the collaborative artmaking process. This process combines the sanctity of personal expression with the strength of community activism.

Groundswell’s programs are based on principles of individual, group, and community development. Collaborating with communities, we strive to physically and mentally build up the individual, group, and community during the making of the mural or other artwork.
Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Our projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue.

Collage Mural Project @ The Green Expo 2012

We will be setting up a Collage Mural Project installation at this year's Green Expo
This sculptural/ spacial installation will include an invitation to make collages and watch artists paint mural using the collage created by Green Expo visitors.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Youth Workshops

Youth Workshops: collage, design and drawing. Princess Vlei Adventure Centre, June 2012