Group of artists to put a smile on Berea residents
Group of artists collaborated in order to restore hope on Berea residents. These variety of artists joined hands and displayed their different talents, turning a wall into a gallery.
Durban artists came together and painted while some written poems on the wall situated on Sandile Thusi Road in Berea. There is a huge drawn picture by Mook Lion of a hand holding a pen. Lion said, “This artistic picture is to portray the power of putting words on the paper”.
Some of the art includes a poem written on the wall by Luke Macdonald, which reads as “Walking past playgrounds looking at all empty swings made me think of all the people who have forgotten how to play”. Macdonald said he wanted to write poetry in the city for people to read and then a film company said they will organise for him to write in places. That is when he collaborated artists around Durban, in order to entertain people.
He emphasized that, “I have been writing poetry on and off for a while and I have always questioned what is of value in life. A lot of that theme now fits in with Covid-19 and a lot of people are thinking about that now”, said Macdonald.
Nomcebo Mdima, is a resident at Berea, she said, “This kind of work inspires them as a youth residing in this residence while it’s brings faith amid Covid-19”.