What you'll do
We meet at the Spaza Art Gallery at 10am . We take an hour walk around our neighbourhood. Viewing my first large mosaic project I made with local artists and the homeless in 1995 set in the David Webster Park opposite the gallery. We visit a nearby farming co-operative that grows vegetables organically. We pick vegetables. After this we walk to another giant mosaic project that we created with local women in 2009. It talks about the 1922 strike rebellion a significant part of the history of our city. We walk back . At the Gallery we meet Mbali an artist and Dj and vegetarian cook. She will take us into a lesson on local African food. We will use the freshly picked vegetables for this and afterwards share in the meal. After we have finished lunch we will begin our mosaic project .We propose we do a small Angel -about A5 in size, as this will give the participants enough time to complete their work by 4 pm and it's small enough to fit into luggage to take home .
I am an artist with over 35 years experience.I qualified in Art and Design in the eighties majoring in painting and a distinction in ceramics. I have created coordinated commissioned and inspired a great many public art projects in my city Johannesburg and all around Southern Africa. The most prestigious was winning the competition for the doors to the entrance of the new Constitution court. I have made many public and private mosaic projects and practice as an artist and exhibit regularly. In 2001 I started the Spaza Art Gallery in order to promote local artists
We will learn about and prepare local African food and use freshly picked vegetables.
Where you'll be
We will start at the Spaza Art Gallery with its 20m disused communication tower covered in over 7000 bottles many of which contain messages of Hope.W e made the doors to the constitution court in the back yard and many inner city projects were produced here including a giant Mineworker and wooden Angels.The organic Farm nearby is a unique inner city experience in itself .In and around Troyeville we have interesting architecture .
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
No artistic training required ,we will guide you through the process.
Mosaicing an Angel in the city
$54 / personNew experience
$54 / person