Follow Your Art at the COLLECTIVE


 “Follow Your Art”

Opening Monday, 5 September 2011 at 6/6:30pm

Live music by Danti Daxi, The Otherwise and Asleep in Transit, launch of “Free Beer 6”, and possible live art performances. Cash bar and coffee available.
                                                                                                                  Dutch Ink, “Aweh my bru”
 “Follow Your Art”: Contemporary/street culture is a first of its kind exhibition of art and design at THE COLLECTIVE.  It celebrates the production and cultural influence of youth cultures. Skateboarding, graffiti, comics and design have not only affected fashion, music, literature, and film, they have influenced a generation of young artists who identify with the lifestyle and counter-culture stance of these creative art forms born from the street.  In addition to including works in all mediums by more than 50 artists, “Follow Your Art” includes music, album covers, skateboards and “zines” that reveal the spirit and vitality of street culture and its ever expanding influence on the youth of tomorrow.

The unifying traits of these artists, whose styles still lie outside the world of conventional gallery art, include an interest in pop culture iconography and a nonsensical do-it-yourself attitude.  “Follow Your Art” traces the early influences on this new generation of Artists, Filmmakers, Illustrators, Graffiti writers, Cartoonists and Designers, and explores the broader cultural trends that make their work what it is today.

“Follow Your Art”  aims to offer each artist an outlet to express their personal perspectives to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose themselves to other sub-cultural diversities within our city and beyond.  We hope this exhibition will be the first of many, where we can view the best and most inspirational local and international artists.  Most of all let’s have some fun whilst expressing who we are through our respected art forms!



 Amy-Jo Windt | Sayuri Naidoo | Lisa Herselman
48b Florida Road (entrance in 4th Avenue next to Ike’s)
Tel: +27 (0)31 303 4891
Mon – Friday 10:00 – 17:00
 Sat & Public Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00

an artSPACE durban initiative


Posted on September 1, 2011, in Editorial, The Collective. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Awesome

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