Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a downloadable colouring-in page by local illustrator Russell Abrahams (aka Yay Abe) to do-it-at-home art tutorials with Joburg-based art institution David Krut Projects, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Yay Abe X BOS Downloadable Colouring-in Page

BOS Ice Tea has commissioned Russell Abrahams of Cape Town-based illustration studio Yay Abe to create an illustration for anyone to download and colour in at home. The theme, “Moments of Joy”, illustrates the connection created through technology between family and friends during lockdown. Download the page to get creative, here.

Russell Abrahams working on his largest mural to date in Maboneng.

Images courtesy of Yay Abe

2. David Krut Project’s Online Activities

Joburg-based art institution David Krut Projects has hosted a range of free online activities for both adults and children, run by local artists and printmakers who form part of its workshop. From a children’s printmaking activity by Zhi Zulu and Pebofatso Mokoena and a printmaking demo by Chad Cordeiro, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. Visit davidkrutprojects.com to get involved.

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DO-IT-AT-HOME KIDS PRINT ACTIVITY !!! Today's #DKW Weekly is this awesome Kids Printmaking Activity with Zhi Zulu Sarah Hunkin and Amé Bell . . Remember to check out last weeks #DKW DO-IT-AT-HOME Activities for Week 1. This one's for the KIDS. Try out, DKW printer Sarah Hunkin’s and David Krut Gallery Director Ame Bells' step-by-step activity for you and your child, inspired by Zhi Zulu's animal scenario’s. A Pink Zebra phone holder. If you don’t have a phone why don’t you make it for your sibling, mom or dads phone, or use it as a notebook stand. Remember to share pictures on your social media feed and tag @davidkrutprojects in your post. #ChallengeAccepted? . Step 1 – Draw your design on the front of the toilet roll Step 2- Draw the complete design on the back of the toilet roll Step 3- Cut out your design Step 4- Paint the base coat of your zebra light pink Step 5-a. Dip your string into paint, place painted sting on back of zebra, take off and add your stripes Step 5-b. Alternatively, place clean string on the back and paint over both string and paper roll, take sting off and see lighter stripes. Step 6- Paint your zebras face ad there you have your pink zebra! . . You can also listen to the David Krut Podcast episode with Zhi Zulu in conversation with Britt Lawton about her artwork 'Zebra Crossing' and her thoughts on how Zebra's feel being left out of the big 5. LINK IN BIO. DM us or contact info-jhb@Davidkrut.com for pricing and availability of "Zebra Crossing, 2019" by Zhi Zulu. #davidkrutworkshop #davidkrutprojects #printmaking #artdemo #silkscreen #kidsart #kidsactivity #ink #print #printathome #diyactivities

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Images courtesy of @davidkrutprojects on Instagram

3. Pierre Coetzee’s 21 Days of Art

Local artist Pierre Coetzee created a series of artworks for each day of the initial 21-day lockdown. Made using Copic Alcohol Ink from Japan on Yupo Paper, the artworks are then scanned in for printing. Pierre is offering a free download to brighten up your home, with each downloadable artwork costing R100 thereafter. 

Images courtesy of Pierre Coetzee Art on Facebook

4. FOOD XX Finalists Announced

FOOD XX has announced 73 womxn finalists for the annual FOOD XX Awards, in partnership with Woolworths. The awards include 16 categories such as farming, food security, education, activism, as well as content creation, products and beverages. The awards aim to put womxn in the industry at the forefront. The FOOD XX Womxn in Food Awards 2020 will be accompanied by a gala dinner cooked by the womxn of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. “This event is the culmination of our ethos at FOOD XX, which is to create a collaborative space where womxn can support and celebrate each other,” says FOOD XX director and founder of Studio H, Hannerie Visser. Find out more, here.

Image courtesy of studio-h.co.za

5. Aspire Art Auctions for DARG

Aspire Art Auctions will be holding an online auction for DARG to raise funds for the animals in the shelter. Some of the works on auction include pieces by Jody Paulsen, Jenny Nijenhuis, Dale Lawrence, Jeanne Hoffman and Sarah Pratt. The auction will open on Tuesday 28 April and will run until 5 May 2020. For more info on the event, click here.

Image courtesy of darg.org.za