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A FREE LIVE WEBINAR SERIES

ADVENTURING INTO ART

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ART AFRICA presents the ADVENTURING INTO ART live webinar series in celebration of the ADVENTURING INTO ART: The IMBALI Artbooks learning resource, and the launch of their new web portal www.imbaliartbooks.org.za

ART AFRICA has partnered with the IMBALI: Visual Literacy ProjectHenley Business School, Africa and the MTN Foundation to present a 2 day live webinar series on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of August, 2020.

The live webinar series includes thought leaders from business, education, media and the art and creative industries. ADVENTURING INTO ART: The IMBALI Artbooks, and their newly launched web portal imbaliartbooks.org.za, is the culmination of decades of work and development around visual literacy in South Africa – which laid its roots in the 80s – and now presents in these valuable teaching and learning resources at a time when they are most needed.

Read the article ADVENTURING INTO ART: The IMBALI Artbooks, in the latest Digital Edition of ART AFRICA to learn more about this amazing initiative click here.

 BUSINESS & ART EDUCATION:
UNDERSTANDING VISUAL LITERACY

SESSION 1

THURSDAY 27th AUGUST
11AM – Johannesburg Time

These experienced panelists each offer a unique insight into the importance of visual literacy and art for both early learners and professionals in the world of business – and how these skills can offer a competitive edge. The panel will also touch on the impact and need for strategic partnerships between organisations like IMBALI and the corporate sector – with a specific focus on the support provided by MTN to The IMBALI Visual Literacy Project.
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SESSION PANELISTS:

JUSTINE WATTERSON (Director, IMBALI Visual Literacy Project), 
JON FOSTER-PEDLEY (Dean and Director, Henley Business School, Africa), 
MADELEINE SELMER-OLSEN (Business and Arts South Africa (BASA’s) Head of research), 
ANDRE CROUCAMP (Founder of MindBurst Workshop NPO, Educator and Curator), 
NIEL NORTJE (Manager, MTN Art Collection, MTN Foundation). 

Moderated byBRENDON BELL-ROBERTS (Editor & Co-Founder, ART AFRICA magazine)

EVOLUTION OF THE IMBALI ARTBOOKS:
A JOURNEY TOWARDS CREATING A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE


SESSION 2

FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST
11AM – Johannesburg Time

The second panel presents professionals who have been involved in the evolution of The IMBALI Visual Literacy Project, and who operate at the forefront of arts education. These panelists will share their insights and experience around the development, challenges and opportunities inherent in developing progressive educational resources and equipping our youth with 21st-century skills.
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SESSION PANELISTS:

MICHELLE JERSKY (Arts in Health Practitioner / Director, IMBALI Visual Literacy Project, 1988-1998), 
RUTH SACK (Project Developer & Educator, IMBALI Visual Literacy Project / Director, IMBALI Visual Literacy Project, 1998-2010), 
JONI BRENNER (Artist and Principal Tutor | Interdisciplinary Arts & Culture Studies, WITS), 
MATTHEW BLACKMAN/CHAD ROUSSOUW (Blackman Roussouw Publishing). 

Moderated byBRENDON BELL-ROBERTS (Editor & Co-Founder, ART AFRICA magazine)

 

ADVENTURING INTO ART:

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN ARTISTS 

SESSION 3

FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST
2PM – Johannesburg Time

The final session provides learners and educators with the opportunity to engage with experienced artistic professionals. Our invited artists will share their career journeys with us, and educators utilising the IMBALI Artbooks resources, and their students, will have the opportunity to engage with and ask pertinent questions.

Our intention is to allow learners to gain valuable insights into the career path of these professionals to help them understand the challenges, but also inspire them into imaging a successful career in the art and creative industries, for themselves.
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SESSION PANELISTS:

SENZENI MARASELA (Artist), 
NANDIPHA MNTAMBO (Artist), 
THEMBINKOSI GONIWE (Artist and Academic), 
ROWAN ROMAN (Teacher and educator, Hout Bay, Cape Town), 
MESHAC RAPHALALANE (Teacher and Educator, Tshukuma, Limpopo).

The session will be moderated bySUZETTE BELL-ROBERTS (Editor & Co-Founder, ART AFRICA magazine)

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