Room 13 Mmulakgoro Intermediate School

Resident Artist(s): Makara Tsoenyane
Main Studio Artform: Visual Arts


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Mmulakgoro Intermediate School, Botshabelo, near Bloemfontein was one of the first schools to adopt Room 13 when the project was introduced to South Africa in 2006 on the initiative of TBWA\ South Africa.

Since then, the management team of Room 13 Mmulakgoro has worked hard to develop their studio. The young artists produce artwork for exhibition in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, receive visitors and visit other schools to share the progress of Room 13.

In their own words:

“Room 13 has changed my life, most especially when it comes to thinking and creating. I have been drawing since I was young but I was just a small and simple artist before Room 13 appeared in our school. Room 13 has improved my skills – now I can even paint on a canvas. I can express my emotions through painting and singing and I have been inspired to look at things from the other side of life. Also Room 13 gives me a chance to see where I can use my skills to make money and have a business.”

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