Durban’s Umcebo Design creates art for Aids


Durban Actor Nhlakanipho Manqele encourages groups of young people to participate in The Butterfly Project – one of the fringe art events of AIDS2016 which encourages youth to envisage an AIDS free generation. Nhlakanipho Manqele plays all-knowing Owl in KickstArt’s adaptation of Winnie the Pooh over the July school holidays at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus. Pic: Publicity Matters

Respected Durban art makers, Umcebo Design, is involved in two participative art projects as part of AIDS2016 – Light of Hope, an enormous chandelier with individually-beaded leaves which pays tribute to people touched by HIV/Aids; and a youth project envisioning an AIDS free-generation, dubbed The Butterfly Project.

Both projects involve community participation and both are made using recycled plastics –  family-sized yoghurt tubs and ice cream containers. Continue reading