Our itinerant educational format AtWork continues its journey. We are happy to announce the fourth and the final leg of our AtWork Tour 2018 “I had a dream”. The 5-day intensive workshop conducted by a prominent South African photographer Andrew Tshabangu, with the special guest presence of our advisor Simon Njami, will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe on November 20-24th and will be implemented in partnership with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
Through an open call selection, the 25 young creative talents were awarded Moleskine Foundation scholarships that will cover their workshop participation fees. The international group of aspiring artists and students from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia will exercise their critical thinking skills during the workshop hosted by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
On November 19th we will also be hosting a Training of Trainers session conducted by Simon Njami. The invited prominent Zimbabwean artists Berry Bickle, Dana Whabira, Kudzanai Chiurai will spend a day learning about the format, its vision and methodology in order to acquire the necessary tools to conduct an AtWork workshop in the future.
This is the second time that AtWork is coming to Harare after its 2017 debut. The former AtWork participants are also assisting us this time to conduct the monitoring and evaluation process aimed at improving and evolving the format. Establishing a long-term partnership with the National Gallery and training new potential AtWork conductors is crucial for us to ensure the format’s replicability, sustainability and growing scale.
Following the footsteps of the first three legs of the Tour that took place in Rome, N’Djamena and Kampala, the participants will have a debate on their “useful” dreams and then will creatively interpret them on the pages of a notebook.
The created artworks will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe on November 26th, 2018- January 7th, 2019 in a show co-curated by the participants.
The final international exhibition in 2019 will feature 100 participants, 100 dreams, 100 projects. In the meantime follow us on social media and spread the word. Let’s inspire a new generation of creative thinkers together!