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Ekurhuleni Human Rights Exhibition 2017 | Saturday 25 March 2017 at the Springs Art Gallery

Ekurhuleni Human Rights Exhibition 2017 | Saturday 25 March 2017 at the Springs Art Gallery

Department: Sport Recreation Arts and Culture

Directorate: Arts Culture and Heritage

SDBIP 2016/2017: Visual Arts and Crafts Programme

Subject:EKURHULENI HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION 2017 | Beyond Teaching

A Human Rights Exhibition showcasing visual art created by students from the Ekurhuleni Art Development School and Art as Healing programme

OPENING: Saturday 25 March 2017 | 11:30 for 12:00

VENUE: Springs Art Gallery (SAG)

CLOSING: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Springs Art Gallery | Library Building | C/o 5th and 6th Ave | Springs CBD | Ekurhuleni

T: 011 999 8726/7 | F: 086 656 9135 | E:

Mon – Fri 9:00 – 16:00 | Sat 8:00 – 12:00 Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Website: www.ekurhuleni.gov.za

EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release to all possible internal and external media platforms

The Springs Art Gallery is pleased to announce its latest show:

The SRAC Department of the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) is delighted to be hosting and presenting the Ekurhuleni Human Rights Exhibition 2017 titled Beyond Teaching, opening on Saturday 25 March 2017 at the Springs Art Gallery in Springs.

Beyond Teaching showcases art created by students from the Ekurhuleni Art Development School and Art as Healing programme. Our Visual Arts Development Programme was launched by the Directorate Arts Culture and Heritage as a three-months course in early 2000 in Tembisa, the programme has since expanded to include classes across the CoE, at Art Centres, Community Halls, Library Activity Rooms, Places of Safety, Special Needs Schools and the Correctional Services.

The programme plays a critical role as an incubation and a mentoring process from which future fully fletched artists and photographers will emanate. The programme has identified a number of aspiring creative minds, who went on to become full time practicing artists and joined either the further education training or entered other tertiary institutions.

The exhibition and artworks addresses the topic of children's rights and provide an opportunity for students to examine the topic from various points of view, through art mediums such as painting, collage art, drawing and printing. The purpose of the Human Rights Exhibition is to serve as an educational event, as well as providing a creative outlet for students to know their rights.Through the exhibition's conceptually and aesthetically unique collaborative artwork approach we hope our students will connect with viewers on an emotional and personal level, and open both internal and external dialogues to promote human rights issues, the rights of children in particular.

The Human Rights Exhibition is a unique developmental and educational project aimed at a particular section of community such as schools, youth groups, writers' forums, poetry and book clubs, researchers, educators and individuals.

The opening programme includes live music performance by KwaTsaDuza Jazz Orchestra spoken word artists, fashion features and a showcase of children fun-filled art activities including painting, drawing and drumming.

Beyond Teaching will be open free of charge for public viewing until Wednesday 31 May 2017. The Springs Art Gallery is open (free of charge) weekdays 8:00 – 16:30 and Saturdays 08:00 – 12:00 (Closed Sundays and Public Holidays)

For more information and press request, please contact:

Department: Sport Recreation Arts and Culture

Directorate: Arts Culture and Heritage

Visual Arts and Crafts Section

Springs Art Gallery

Curator Visual Arts: Thabo Sekoaila

T: 011 999 8726/7 | Fax: 086 656 9135

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