arteBOTANICA 2019 inaugurates an annual event integrating diverse artistic disciplines suffused in nature. This year the focus is on ethical fashion. Exulting the inner urge to adorn and beautify, arteBOTANICA encourages creativity with sustainability and social responsibility and reassessing the assumptions of commerce.
Nirox Sculpture Park. All images courtesy of arteBotanica & the artists.
Sustainable fashion is a subset of ethical fashion, and it encourages us to consume fashion in an environmentally responsible way and to ensure that it does not contribute to further exploitation of the environment – this includes using eco-fibres, certified organic cotton, upcycled and recycled fabrics, reclaimed and fabric off-cuts and fabrics made using eco-conscious and zero-waste methods. Both sustainable and ethical fashion, seek to change the current status quo, which has proven to be harmful to people and the environment.
Petite Noir x Rharha. All graphic design courtesy of CREATIVEGENIUSZA.
Designers, performers and visual artists will collaborate without boundaries to present images, costumes, garments, sounds, movements and installations throughout the Sculpture Park. The event will close with an outdoor evening catwalk accompanied by the sound of Charl du Plessis on the Grand Piano and members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic, accompanied by Msaki, Tresor and Kid X in the amphitheatre while the sun sets on the surrounding hills of the Cradle of Humankind – humanity’s ancestral home.
Creative Director, Manthe Ribane, curated a programme that includes visual artists Petite Noir & Rha-Rha, Tebogo Ribane, Wanda Lephoto, Tammy Frazer, Trevor Stuurman, Laduma Maxhosa, Justin Dingwall, Sash, Dear Ribane, Gabrielle Kruger, Donald Nxumalo, Katharien de Villiers, Kay Kay Ribane, Mary Sibande, David Brits, Nina Sandström, Nandipha Mntambo, Black Coffee, Amy Zama, Viviers Studio & Marlene Steyn, Good Good Good, Imraan Christian, Unathi Mkonto and Ella Buter. The programme will also include musical performances by members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic, Tresor, Carlo Mombelli, Tubatsi Moloi and Msaki. The full arteBOTANICA programme can be found here.
NIROX is a non-profit trust for the benefit and enjoyment of the arts. NIROX is an outdoor venue and as such is subject to the weather. While every care will be taken to ensure an enjoyable experience for guests, in the event of inclement weather a decision will be taken on how to proceed. No refunds.
arteBOTANICA will take place on Saturday the 9th of November at NIROX Sculpture Park from 10am until 7pm.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Adults Phase 1 – R250 (SOLD OUT) Phase 2 – R300 Phase 3 – R350
Early bookings strongly advised.
VIP lunch packages available from www.artebotanica.org
Children under 12 enter free of charge.