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SIYAZAMA PROJECT

Posted: 12th January 2013

After hearing Dr Kate Wells talk at the Head to Head international conference about the project she managers in South Africa - the Siyazama Project I was fascinated with the bead story vases they created.

http://artsforhealthmmu.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/arts-and-health-head-to-head.html

The project's name means 'we are trying' and is a group of women using traditional bead crafts to create art.

http://www.siyazamaproject.dut.ac.za/

Such beautiful objects. This I feel is such a special example of community arts/facilitator collaborations at its finest.

The bead work's integrity and traditions are being highlighted and ehanced through a professional's expertise; a well balanced collaboration.

 

http://www.designboom.com/design/front-story-vases/

http://inthralld.com/2012/01/front-design-siyazama-project-story-vases-for-editions-in-craft/

Editions in Craft -
http://www.editionsincraft.com/index.php?page=1&subpage=12

Further Reading

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