Sharing our love for art at FNB Art Joburg
September 12, 2022
Above: Our team and students from Lalela’s Maboneng Centre prepare for a day of art and excitement at FNB Art Joburg
It’s been a wonderful year returning to many familiar projects and events after the too-long hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of our all-time favourite events, FNB Art Joburg, is also a highlight on the local and international art calendar. And so we were thrilled to be able to join the prestigious line-up of participating galleries, artists and arts practitioners from across the African continent this September with our one-of-a-kind Kids-4-Kids art tours.
Lalela’s Kids-4-Kids art tours have become a special feature at FNB Art Joburg since the concept launched several years ago. What makes these tours so unique is that they are exclusively for children, provided by students either currently in Lalela’s programme or recent graduates. The tours allow school groups to have a fun-filled exploration of the exhibits with a guided narrative by their peers. This year’s tour guiding team was made up of nine grade 9-10 student leaders from Lalela’s Maboneng Programme.
Above: Highlights from our Kids-4-Kids tours of participating galleries at FNB Art Joburg this September. What a huge honour to be back at this prestigeous event!
The tours are offered at no charge to under-resourced schools as a service and an outreach to ensure there are no limitations to their access to this powerful opportunity to experience art at its highest form under one roof.
“Guided tours made it easy for visitors to engage and interact with the exhibitors, be it artists or gallerist themselves, asking questions and reaching further to intricate details of a particular artist’s background or particular art work’s history or narrative,” explains Vika Mjoka, Lalela’s Maboneng programme manager.
We received some great feedback from participating schools!
“This was our third participation and we always look forward to the guided tours,” noted Ms. CDC Van der Merwe from Emerlo High School. “It is a serious event for our arts students and we really appreciate the invite and all the great work that your enthusiastic Lalela Student leaders did guiding our learners around with fun and zeal.”
Below: Day made! Lalela students with acclaimed SA artist Lady Skollie
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