art for humanity...'the art of human rights'
is a non-profit organisation based in Durban, South Africa which specialises in producing fine art print portfolios, exhibitions, billboards and research projects that advocate various human rights issues in South Africa and internationally. The Art for Humanity website serves as an online resource for those interested in human rights, art and social development.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Art for Humanity
(AFH) shall be hosting an Art and Social Justice School workshop at Bashokuhle
Primary School (BB Section, Umlazi) at 11:00 on Friday (11/05/2012).
Bashokuhle Primary School is one of the
schools chosen for the AFH Art and Social Justice Workshops 2012. The 2 hour long workshops are in aim to
advocate human rights and social justice issues through art and poetry and allow
the learner’s the freedom to fully embrace their creative and imaginative side,
by expressing themselves freely through art and poetry.
The Art and Social Justice School workshops
have had all positive reviews in the past and this project has been in
operation since 1998 with workshops being held at various schools within
The Art and Social Justice School Workshop consist
of a permanent high quality banner being installed on the school premises which
visualises art and poetry from AFH projects/portfolios, in the case of
Bashokuhle Primary School, two banners were installed on request. The workshop is facilitated by AFH Director-
Jan Jordaan, Manager- Lungi Gumede, Art
Administrator- Lethu Langa, Media Administrator – Thireshni Sanasy and Hip Hop
Poet – Brian Gumede.
The workshop, depending on the size of the
group of learners, 20 - 40, the group is divided into two, (i.) the art
group and (ii.) the poetry group. The artists will then workshop with the
learners facilitating their response through their own drawings and paintings
to the art and the messages. (AFH supplies the art materials and paper.)
Banner installed within the school building
The poet in turn facilitate the learners
responses to the poem on display through the learners own interpretation
of the poem. Art for Humanity journalism and fine art interns/students from the
respective Durban University of Technology departments assist the pupils to
create their own responses to the art and poetry banners on display at the
A representative from the South African
Human Rights Commission also gives a presentation to the learners and a
discussion takes place on the importance of human rights and
Refreshments for the learners are provided
by AFH and Learners present their art and poetry, resulting from the workshop,
to the rest of the learners, teachers present and the AFH