Thursday 21 January 2021

ARROWSA-INDRA South to North collaborative arts for social change project        (partially funded by National Arts Council South Africa) 15th Jan 2021


South Roots International led the 'Scarecrow' session with Shanette Martin introducing her  perceptions of Scarecrows and introducing the history of their origins. Nicole Sacco encouraged the participants to create their own scarecrows out of any materials that they had at hand in their homes and to plant a/some vegetables whether in a pot for the windowsill or in a patch of land. Angela Del Fava then led a visualisation session to encourage the participants to identify their own context that would influence the construction of their artistic scarecrow that would be unique to their cultural and physical context. The success of the exercise was evident in the responses of the participants. 

Sue-Livia van Wyk and her team shared a fun interactive Scarecrow song and dance that they devised. 

We look forward to seeing the unique scarecrows that the participants create!

ARROWSA-INDRA collaborative projects 2020-2021 - planning

(these projects are partly funded by the National Arts Council South Africa)

South to North project team: ARROWSA Bechet, South Roots International, Gorse Hill Studios Manchester and Touchstones Rochdale Indra United Kingdom.

SAUKINDIA project team: ARROWSA, South Roots International, Study Hall Education Foundation Lucknow India, Bergtheil Museum  Durban, CCMS, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Touchstones Indra Rochdale United Kingdom

Planning for the year

ARROWSA joined their South African and international Indra partners to plan a series of skills transference workshops and arts for social change sessions for the first quarter of 2021. It was decided to overlap the South to North and SAUKINDIA projects as time differences would allow as they would both  focus on gender based violence and cultural and male identity.

Bheki Dlamini of ARROWSA Bechet reflects on the importance of the Climate Change project.

Bheki Dlamini of ARROWSA Bechet speaks of the way forward and the focus on gender based violence

Arunima Trivedi of Study Hall Foundation Education Foundation (SHEF) confirms collaboration