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Cape Town youth who have been affected by severe poverty have found a creative outlet for their artistic talents by participating in the Lalela Project, which provides them with an exciting outlet.


Now their works of art will be on display from Saturday, 27 April, Freedom Day, at the Lalela Project Gallery at the One&Only Cape Town, Mezzanine Floor, V&A Waterfront.

Over the months students have been participating in lino-cut & print-making workshops which have been mentored by renowned artists, Ricky Dyaloyi and Sophie Peters of the Community Arts Project (CAP), in conjunction with the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Just as CAP played a crucial resistance role through their artwork in the 70s & 80s, it’s fitting that a new generation of artwork inspired by CAP should celebrate Freedom Day this year.

The results of their labour and creativity can be found in a unique collection of original music-themed artworks that make up the ‘Art of Jazz’ exhibition, in recognition of Lalela Project’s partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

A spokesman said that the Lalela Project provides educational arts to youth affected by extreme poverty and this programme helps spark creative thinking and awakens the entrepreneurial spirit in them.

For more information log on to: www.lalelaproject.org

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