A team of young artists from Lalela’s educational arts programme at Cape Town’s Zeitz MOCAA lent their creative talents to a new mural produced in collaboration with the V&A Waterfront – a bold, bright and colourful representation of children’s rights to education, equality, healthcare and more. It’s worth noting that this mural was originally intended to be created on Human Right’s Day in March 2020, but the sudden lockdown required us to pause this project until recently.
Our painting team was all the more excited to work alongside graffiti artist Garth Warely, from whom they learnt a few tips and techniques.
This particular mural is located in the children’s play area at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed entrance, joining other striking Lalela creations in the vicinity such as the Ndebele-patterned steps and our 2019 Youth Day mural in Battery Park.
Lalela is proud of our longstanding partnership with the V&A Waterfront, which, since 2013, has resulted in some extraordinary creative collaborations and a few landmark artistic interventions. As an organisation, we are constantly humbled by the incredible support that we have received from the V&A, whether invited to participate in wonderful projects highlighting our children’s artistic talents, or through donations such as for Lalela’s Class Campaign in 2019.