Meet-in-the-making Project: 50ty/50ty

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES courtesy of 50ty/50ty


Limited-edition print initiative 50ty/50ty has asked its local artist collaborators to create a downloadable line drawing for people to colour in and share.

Designed to help the local art community while giving back to people in need during this uncertain period, the project, called Meet-in-the-making, features pieces created by South African artists, including Nina Torr, Renée Rossouw and Alexia Vogel.

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Lockdown has been extended, but we've got you covered. Every week we wil publish a fresh batch of drawings to for you to colour in.⁠ ⁠ Please post your contribution with the hashtag #meetinthemaking to contribute to the ongoing catalogue. ⁠ ⁠ Unlike your run-of-the-mill colouring books, these considered drawings have been created by acclaimed, professional creatives. Each artwork invites you to connect with the artist’s own practice – to enter their world by engaging with the marks that followed their creative, physical gestures, adding your own strokes and colour in a kind of visual conversation.⁠ ⁠ @octaviaroodt ⁠ ⁠ #meettheartist #artistsathome #stayconnected #stayproductive #lockdown #downloads #lockdownloads #artathome #inspiration

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If you subscribe to the 50ty/50ty newsletter, the first download is free. Downloads thereafter will cost R115 each, with 50% of the proceeds going towards The Peninsula School Feeding Association, an organisation providing nutritious meals to over 26 000 school children.

Tag your completed pages on instagram with @50ty/50typrints and use the hashtag #meetinthemaking.

For more information, visit 50ty50typrints.com.