With thanks to NAC PESP fund.
8 artists, 8 months interaction, 12 homes.
60 learners, 347 images
ceramics, fabric painting, collages, photography, acrylic paint, pencil crayons, wax crayons, charcoal
making images, telling stories, using hands and minds, having conversations, interacting, sharing ideas and experiences.
No programs, no curriculum, no right and wrong
Images found a place to be made during lockdown.
The involvement of the mothers via WhatsApp with the artist’s engaged the learners in activities new to most.
The involvement of the social workers, HFH support team, the Orange art project support team gave solid back up to this educational, social cohesion project.
As lockdown lifted the artists and core team visited the homes and worked with the families in the houses. The eight artists have various levels of experience as practising artists and teachers. They could then respond and interact with the needs of each child; varying in age from 3 to 18 and in some homes up to eight children, the artists were challenged and excited by the task of engaging personally and in groups
(No methodology or interpretation was imposed. The meetings were interactive experiences.)
It didn’t take long for most of the moms to get involved too.
The work was prepared and installed by artists and assistants, including newbies learning the trade.
photography, text, cataloging, and video work all available.
Marketing by many kind individuals on social media.
Gallery staff; all covid protocols noted.
All work is for sale/donation starting at R250.
For detailed information call Jill Trappler, for Orange art project and Home from Home for information regarding the learners.