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Saturday, November 24, 2018


Opening on December 5, 2018, at the Community ZA Gallery is an exhibition titled Speak for the Trees. Six artists with different backgrounds and experiences have been collaborating on an innovative art project using recycled and found materials for the past few weeks, culminating in the exhibition.

Mzansi Arts Development’s Art for a Healthy Lifestyle Project: Speak for the Trees exhibition is supported by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in association with the Nedbank Arts Affinity.

“Art for a Healthy Lifestyle is a campaign to promote community health and wellbeing through the medium of creative arts. Turning garbage into art is one of the fundamental projects in the campaign and holds a significant position in the cleaning up of the environment but also, in the spread of awareness around littering and waste disposal and its adverse health effects. It is a six-week project that results in a theme park filled with artworks by resident artists from the area KwaMashu,” explains project producer, Lerato Bellinda Molemong from Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble who initiated the project.

Visual artist Christine Adams has been facilitating the process.

It is hoped that the Trees of Life will find a more permanent place to be displayed after the initial exhibition in one of the city’s parks or public places.

Trees of Life runs from December 5 to 8, 2018. The Community ZA Gallery can be found at 3 Millar Road in Durban. For more information contact 081 758 2440 or email: