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Cyrus Kabiru / Giving trash a second chance


ART AFRICA chatted to Cyrus Kabiru as he prepared for the A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme at Art Dubai.

With a focus on sustainability, the programme was led by the Kenyan artist, who worked with participants to retrieve and repurpose everyday materials from their homes and schools, and transformed them into works of art. Through these workshops, Cyrus challenged participants to alter their perspectives and re-examine how they see everyday objects and their wider surroundings. The first A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme workshops took place at Art Dubai and will expand to take place in 80 schools – reaching more than 5000 children across Dubai, in line with A.R.M. Holding’s long-term commitment to arts education and Dubai’s creative economy.

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