Art is language and public art is public speech.
In 2012, Greenpop began bringing together artists and communities to shed light on environmental concerns through public mural art. The artworks created invite community members and volunteers to break down barriers across countries, demographics, disciplines, people, and nature, turning these urban corners into a functioning, colourful places of interaction while sparking conversation around our relationship with the natural world.
Participatory workshops are facilitated in each locality, drawing the artworks’ themes from each local context, co-conceptualising each public art space with local community members.
- To paint conservation-themed murals in public and community spaces
- To include local communities in the conceptualisation and implementation of the murals
- To educate communities about local environmental and conservation issues
Art for Awareness
2012 – Present
Art for Awareness aims to create collaborative murals which highlight local environmental issues in South Africa and Zambia.
Conservation Conversation Corners
Funded by UNESCO-IFPC, we aimed to transform two disused public corners in – Livingstone, Zambia and Johannesburg, South Africa – using public participation, mural art, public seating, sculpture, and indigenous plants.
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Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.