We started work today finishing the artwork on hubcaps designed by our friends in Orlando, Soweto last week. First we designed the patterns to go round the hubcaps and cut them out of plywood. We then added some paint and decorated them with markers. Thanks to our good friends at Block Workout too for keeping us inspired through their dedication to fitness and well being. Go check them out on Youtube.
Today we were in Orlando, Soweto to create some artwork from found Hubcaps. The young people had an hour to create a design and finish it using markers and spraypaint. These hubcaps will be made into artwork which will go into our secret garden in Brixton, London. Thanks to Ekse, Kevin Love, Grayscale and Montana Black for the support.
At Bjala house on Madison St Jeppestown some of the residents got together for an impromptu paint session. The materials used were old plaster tiles which had recently been removed and all materials supplied were from our good friends at Grayscale concepts and Montana black.
Thanks to chantal mann at www.bjala.co.za for the use of the space.
The house of knowledge was a concept originally created on Somerleyton Road in Brixton. The idea was to make books accessible to young people by creating a street library. Having been successful with this and its use it made sense to recreate the same concept in Johannesburg. The space to create this was to be an artists space on mitchell street in the heart of Jeppestown run by Angel Khumalo and Chantal Mann at www.bjala.co.za.
All the pallets were kindly donated by Mr. Baggins, a well known street art photographer who also gave us our first books along with Lone Poulsen. Within an hour of it being completed we had our first customers to the library. If you can donate books and you are in the Gauteng area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is at 28 Madison St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
Many thanks to Grayscale Concepts and Montana Black for the support.