Kas’Art Exhibition, one of the most endearing community initiatives in South Africa, will host workshops, exhibitions and rehearsals from 21 to 25 July 2014 throughout the provinces of Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Frre State and Limpopo to showcase the country’s social ills, and suggest a couple of possible solutions, the organisers said.
Seasoned art professionals are due to spend three weeks in all of the identified areas of South Africa, imparting their much-needed skills and artistic expertise. The multi-disciplinary events will encompass music, dance, poetry, choreography and theatre.
All workshops will be based on brainstorming, research, training and creating the images that will reflect the theme of the exhibition – ‘Creating Art for Hope’.
Kas’Art is an initiative of residents of the impoverished township of Kathlehong, east of Johannesburg.
These events will then culminate to a spectacular Grand Finale exhibition featuring artistic works such as Shadow Grave, Voice of the Black Soul and Double Exit.
The organisers also said that Kas’Art will be different from other initiatives due to its level of community involvement, as at every stage, creative minds from each region will be engaged.
The project will invite four professional art practitioners in each participating province to facilitate workshops and a minimum of 15 participants will benefit.
Public transport nodes such as bus, taxi and train stations, along with shopping malls, markets and other hubs of activity will not be missed as constructive dialogue between artists and communities is fostered.
Watch this space!
Photo: Free State dress rehearsals of Kas Art Exhibition workshop