This artwork stems from a curriculum that was intended to break down stereotypes to create a true visual representation of the learners' own authentic experience of being South African. The students learned how to work professionally in a team where they had to decide on roles (i.e. photographer, make-up artist, model, creative director). The teams learned how to write artists statements that put their artwork into context. They worked with artists Tony Gum, Jody Paulsen, Lisa Waken and Juan Stockenstroom to create magnificent pieces like this.
Photographer: Ryan, a true Lalela leader, who is passionate about advocating for Human Rights and speaking out about injustice.
Makeup Artist: Mongikazi, a Lalela learner from Masiphumalele, a township in Cape Town.
Model: Azinani, a highly creative young woman who is a real people person who can light up a room with her smile.
Creative Director: Amahle, a Lalela learner who loves music and lives in Masiphumalele.
Poet: Yolanda, born in Zimbabwe and lives in Gauteng. Her dream is to become a social worker.
Details: • 80% Wool, 15% Silk, 5% Cashmere • 39 in. x 78 in. | 100 cm x 200 cm • Style #41091
How your purchase gives back: Proceeds from your purchase fund Lalela, providing arts-education for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit.