Sunday, 6 December 2009

Art - Hamburg Artist Residency

On the 18th of November, we welcomed Miss Nomza Mazwai, the Project Officer of the Hamburg Artist Residency for Aspire. She came with her team, and she also invited the very well-known writer and story teller Mrs Gcina Mhlope, and the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Chief Executive Officer Mrs Michelle Constant. The Keiskamma Art Project presented their studios, and also showed the other activities of the Keiskamma Trust in order to give to the guests a comprehensive approach of the Trust’s activities. The tour was punctuated with entertainments directly grown from the Trust: the Music Academy played recorder songs, the traditional dancers from the Education Departments welcomed the guests at the Heritage Site, and the capoeira group, who also performed at the Heritate Site, made a great impression. It was also an opportunity to share our visions, and to envisage the way that Aspire and Keiskamma Art Project could collaborate together for the establishment of the Artist Residency.

On the photograph: BASA CEO Michelle Constant and Keiskamma Artist Cebo Mvubu