SLOWart Network presents ‘Want Not’, and ‘Waste Not’: two waste-art exhibitions during the Art Week Joburg 2016!

The Social Life of Waste Art (SLOWart) presents a pop-up exhibition that celebrate waste art, on 1st and 4th September 2016 at Museum of African Design, Maboneng and on the 4 September, Green Office, Drill Hall Precinct, Johannesburg.

In an effort to educate and motivate the public to take personal action in local and global conservation efforts, the Social Life of Waste-Art (SLOWart) has been producing a series of art exhibitions to highlight regional environmental issues through the universal language of art. On 1st September 2016, first Thursday of Art Week Joburg opening, SLOWart will present a pop-up exhibition featuring Zimbabwean waste artist Johnson Zuze and video art by Myer Taub and Francois at Museum of African Design, Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa starting at 18H 00.


ART WEEK JOBURG is a week-long festival that brings together Joburg art lovers to see the city’s art spaces – galleries, project spaces, arts organisations, museums and training institutions. SLOWart will be hosting a number of activities such as gallery exhibition with recycled material and interaction with artists, waste food cooking performance, pinhole workshop and the making of musical instruments out of recycled material on Sunday, 4th September at 14h00 at the Green Office Drill Hall, Precinct in Johannesburg.

The “Not Wasting Point Blank” exhibition will open at 14H00 at the Point Blank Gallery in the Drill Hall Precinct on Sunday 4th and will feature works from artists across Southern Africa. This exhibition curated by Keneilwe Mokoena, invites the general public to see an art collection that focuses exclusively on art and design made from recycled waste materials.  This collection of works was recently on exhibition at the Fortaleza in Maputo. On this day, the Trackside’s After School Project will also provide children with the opportunity of playing and making toys and musical instruments with waste or discarded objects. What’s more? Pretoria Street Photography will conduct a waste pinhole workshop on the same.

The pinhole camera workshop will teach participants how to build a pinhole camera out of waste/discarded objects. It will include working with a temporary and mobile camera obscura that will double as a darkroom and will include both theoretical and practical presentations. Photos taken with the waste pinhole cameras will be developed and exhibited.

Entry to all the SLOWart exhibitions and events during the Joburg Art Week is free.

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