Photo: Hennie Niemand
International | Rural | Urban
Since inception, AfrikaBurn’s flagship event in the Tankwa Karoo has enjoyed rapid growth, both in size of participation and in terms of the visibility it has generated nationally and internationally. Over the previous three events (2017-2019) it attained a participation averaging 12,000 with 40% international participation, 40% Western Cape participation and 20% from other South African provinces, it is a platform for innovative art and expression of all disciplines and genres.
Based for many years in Observatory and now in neighbouring Salt River, it’s outward facing urban iteration of the desert experiment in the city, actualised as a one day free art festival, Streetopia has, by flooding the street with art, has helped to build a safer street culture and has become a City of Cape Town “Special Event”. With Arts and Culture Grant-In-Aid funding in 2019, AfrikaBurn incubated the performance works of marginalized arts collectives (formal and informal) from communities including: Hanover Park, Langa, Masiphumelele, Khayelitsha.
Upcoming Classes and workshops
1. DESIGN DREAMING
In this workshop we explore how to imagine an artwork.
2. MATERIALS AND STUFF
In this workshop you will explore the endless options of reusing and upcycling materials. Bring some materials from your recycling bin at home and we will explore the possibilities.
3. SHINING YOUR LIGHT - ELECTRICS
In this workshop you will learn how to make the sparks NOT fly, we will touch on some basic electrics skills.
4. UPCYCLED METALWORK
In this workshop we will explore the basic principles of metal work and how to revive those old bits of steel.
5. UPCYCLED CARPENTRY
In this workshop we will look at the basic principles of carpentry and how to work with upcycled and recycled timber.
6. LANDING THE ARTWORK
In this workshop we will learn about the elements involved in installing an artwork in varied settings.