As public art co-ordinator for the development corridors The Trinity Session is responsible for the curating and co-ordinating of artworks for the Rea Vaya BRT Stations on the Louis Botha Corridor. This forms part of the Art My Jozi place making through art program. The Trinity Session has sourced a number of artworks for the new Reya Veya stations, currently undergoing construction along Louis Botha. Part of our job in developing concepts that interlink the Development Corridors and neighbourhoods is to find common themes and threads. It is within this framework that an open call was placed – calling on citizens to represent their environments, journeys, networks and dreams – while considering themselves as users and future users of both the Empire Perth and Louis Botha corridor, which serve to connect previously disconnected spaces. Instead of basing the submission process on artworks that only represent the neighbourhoods in direct relation to a new station– we have encouraged an overarching theme that encompasses the connection of places and finding a golden thread.
The open call was placed and presented on the following platforms:
- TEMPLATE DISTRIBUTED
A template based on technical drawings of the stations was created and was distributed in hard copy as well as digitally
- SOCIAL MEDIA
#ArtMyJozi and JDA – access to PDF templates for downloads
- BUS FACTORY WORKSHOP:
A community workshop in partnership with Imbali Visual Literacy in the Bus factory was attended by 35 artists.
- PRESCHOOL WORKSHOPS
Two workshops with local pre-schools Ernest Ullman and Ububele
ERNEST ULLMAN PRESCHOOL WORKSHOP
- A SPECIAL WORKSHOP
20 Alex based artists joined us at the Roving Bantu Kitchen in a collaborative environment to create their designs.
- INSTA CHALLENGE
A special Instagram challenge on all social platforms
Fliers and posters were distributed along Louis Botha and into Marlboro and Katherine drive and approximately 100 submissions were collected in total.