Friday, 26 April 2013

All systems.......GO!

Its seems the weeks go by fast and its only when you look back that you realise how much can get done. Bonzai blessed us in the yard with a new piece and he is now in Los Angeles painting some huge walls. We finished the hubcaps painted by Tumi and some of the children from Alaska Informal Settlement in Mamelodi and also by the pupils from Thabisang Primary School in Soweto. Putting the finishing touches to the artworks was Streatham MP Chuka Umanna who came to visit and see what we were doing.
Watch this space and keep thinking of new ideas...whatever they are.
 New heat......Bonzai
 Enter the dragon
 Kung fu
 The Hulk
 Tumi's Hubcap
 Chuka adds some detail
 nearly done
 Tumi and Chuka's finished piece
 The girls concentrate on the painting
 Jestr, own the gallery
 Jestr, new pieces
 Venus Part this space
 new pieces for outside
 more fish
 From Soweto to Notre Dame Estate
 The hubcaps in the flower
 Chuka adds the details
 just one more bit.....over there
 Thanks Chuka and Thabisang Primary School, Soweto

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Watch our space...Soweto

The children of Thabisang Primary school in Orlando West, Soweto got together last week to design and paint a hub cap as part of our recycling project in Notre Dame Estate, London. The whole task was completed in just over an hour and we are looking forward to displaying the finished artwork shortly. Many thanks to Ekse and the children for creating this amazing art.
 Watch this....
 First we draw some designs
 lets think of a pattern
 we paint the hub cap
 first designs
 now add the graphics
 some fine detail
 we discuss style and technique
 we have more drawings
 Nearly finished
 The finished piece's
 Thank you Thabisang Primary School
 thanks guys
Our Hubcaps back in London

Watch our Space....South Africa.

On a recent trip to South Africa we dropped into the Alaska Informal Settlement in Mamelodi which is between Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Tshwane District. Many people here live in small homes often constructed using corregated iron sheets and various types of timber.
Some of the residents homes were painted and we managed to get a small group of young people together to paint a hub cap and some art for us which will be coming back to London to be displayed on our walls in the Notre Dame Estate.
Also during the visit we met Meleney and Leon Kriel who run the Viva Foundation which runs programs in the informal settlements and is doing positive things for the residents. Check out there website here
 Before and...
 We are painting fish today
 Dave's home before

 At Boni's home
 thanks Boni
 Lets paint this
 The local artists get to work
 heads down its flouro dot time
 more stripes
 lets paint some found wood

 nearly finished
 The young people of mamelodi
 Completed piece
Our hubcaps back in London.