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NINGIZIMU NEWS (article first published : 2003-07-31)

The art departmen tof the Ningizimu School for the Severely Mentally Handicapped has built up an impressive number of contacts and the commissions are coming in nicely.

On the production line at present is a tree which is being made for Hospice with sponsorship from Huntsman Tioxide. It is made from scrap plastic, tin and glass with bull denim fabric and will be housed permanently at the Alliance Francaise.

Several students are working on mats ordered from Paris, while another is working on a banner for Intel South Africa.

Two final year fine art students recently joined Ningizimu for their community work placement from the Durban Institute of Technology. “They wanted to know how they could become integrated into the work that we were doing,” explained art teacher Robin Opperman. “We asked them if they could make two wire work centre pieces for two of the 12 banners that we are making for the French Institute? They were very keen, and they made a wire Christ figure for the banner on Christian religion and a wire baobab tree for the banner on Ancestral Beliefs. We are making two banners, as most of our pupils are Christian but also have very strong Ancestral Beliefs.”




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