Room 13 Olivantsvlei

Resident Artist(s): Vatiswa Mtyalela
Main Studio Artform: Visual Arts


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Room 13 started in Olivantsvlei Primary School, Gauteng province, South Africa in 2008, as part of an initiative by TBWA\ South Africa to establish Room 13 in every province.

The young artists announced their presence in the school community by completing a series of murals to promote health and well being. They have since moved on to explore and develop their skills in drawing, painting, printing and craft work. As well as regular sessions with their own Artist in Residence, students enjoy workshops run by visiting artists and outings to galleries and exhibitions. The management team maintain order in the running of the studio, complete monthly reports and welcome visitors.

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