Vendor Art has a special spread in The Big Issue #324, the BUMPER HOLIDAY EDITION with it's focus on education! And you get a FREE copy of the 2024 Art Craft + Museums Map with this edition.
Art Theme this month for the vendor artists who are part of the art education run by Elaine Millin was "to explore our connection to nature - what qualities from nature do you feel you embody or those you wish for?"
“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing." Marc Chagall
Meet Vendor Artist Batsi Jorofani
Batsi joined The Big Issue in 2009 after moving to South Africa in 2006.He was born in Mozambique, where he spent most of my childhood, and later moved to Zimbabwe. Unlike many foreign brothers and sisters, he didn't settle in Johannesburg, but came straight to Cape Town as he felt it was a safer option and this is most important for him as he is the breadwinner for his family back home.
"I would love to pursue art as a career. I love it with all my heart; it defines me. Art makes me feel like I’m free and I'm able to express my thoughts and feelings through it. I’d like to get into the industry and exhibit my paintings. On the other hand, I’d also love to get into social development programmes for kids. I can help out with art or sport. I believe that with a little guidance, children – and the entire African continent – can have a bright future. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing at home or meeting up with friends.
My journey at The Big Issue has been a wonderful experience; I'm truly grateful. Being a Big Issue entrepreneur shaped my life, as I was heading nowhere."
His painting(above) is titled: "Strength"
PLEASE buy a copy of THE BIG ISSUE #324 and see their URGENT APPEAL! And why not buy a work of Vendor Art.
WHAT: The Big Issue #324 - BUMPER HOLIDAY EDITION
WHEN & WHERE: November - December 2023
Available from your favourite vendor across the city. Anyone outside the city of Cape Town can buy the magazine nationally at selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores. Anyone outside of Cape Town can also buy the magazine here.
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The WHAT, WHY & WHERE of the
arts scene in around Cape Town
see the 2023 art craft + museums_map
See also MapMyWay