Words: Images: Gary Frier and supplied
The Youth Artivism workshop held in Salt River was organised by Saba Zahara HoneyBush. It explored four themes: water justice; renewable energy versus coal; organic food versus GMOs; and plastic pollution. It provided a safe space for artists, environmental activists and 70 children, including learners from historically disadvantaged communities, to experiment with processes of creativity and reflection about environmental crises through art. The children experimented with painting, print making, sculpture, pottery, stencil creation and spray-painting. The art mediums allowed for a playful range of hand-painted posters that could be used for visual street activism at the Global Climate Strike, which occurred on 20 September this year.