Community Projects

I have facilitated workshops with Isiqalo for the Wavescape Surf Art Boards auctions in 2010 and 2011. I got to chat to Desmond Tutu about creative workshops and our work with Isiqalo on World Aids Day 2011. 

'Taking it to tha Streets', Children's Rights festival facilitated by Rapcan
26th Feb 2012, Lavender Hill

"Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it's unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there is a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours." —Noam Chomsky
Next Street festival Dec 2010

 Working with the Masi kids from the Ticket To Ride Foundation
I worked with 5 development surfers on a collaboration for a surfboard for the 2010 Wavescape surfboard auction. The process included taking the kids to see the film 'Oceans', a collage workshop and 3 painting workshops.

I love home - Muizenberg Village, Cape Town. Check out Communitree

Communitree is the idea of community members coming together and sharing their skills, talents and creativity for a common purpose. It provides a platform for projects Creative, Eco-Aware and Community orientated.

You can grow a Communitree in your community by drawing attention to what is already happening. Focus on creativity in all its forms, eco-aware initiatives and community projects.  By bringing these efforts to your greater community's attention you help to grow them.

Communitree Muizenberg came together in 2009 and has organised 4 street festivals. Festivals are a great way to celebrate the positive aspects of what is already present in your community. Draw on the resources you have, the skills, talents and contacts of your community to join forces and work as one.

Communitree began as an initiative to get a group of artists and healers to co-rent a space in Palmer Rd, Muizenberg Village. The space would function as a interactive hub space where the public could see artists at work and artists working in shared space would support each other, bounce ideas and collaborate. We were never able to lock down that location but ideas have developed and many amazing things have come from working together on Communitree

Collage @ The HeartSpace Dec 09


-To place each mural within a process (workshops, talks, meetings, creative exercises) which involve community members
-To encourage group work and collaboration
-To encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials

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Beginning of the mural @ The Melting Pot

350 Street Festival Oct 09
Organised by Communitree,
 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg

 Communitree Street Festival and Art Auction Aug 09
Palmer Rd, Muizenberg

Photo: Dani Bora

 Photo: Dani Bora

Photo: Dani Bora

Photo: Dani Bora 

 Photo: Dani Bora

 Photo: Dani Bora