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NINGIZIMU BANNER (article first published : 2003-11-16)

This year, the art department of the Ningizimu School for the Severely Mentally Handicapped has been working on a banner project for the French Institute. The two large and ten small banners make up an exhibition of work which will have its opening at the Durban Art Gallery on December 9 at 18h00. The exhibition will then travel around SA in 2004, and finally make its way to Paris.

“This is the largest collection of work that we have ever done, and we are very proud of it,” says Ningizimu art teacher Robin Opperman. “They represent all the various things we stand for, such as recycling, collaboration and trying the unusual and the unexpected. The French Institute has given us total creative freedom, so the work has been very personal for us, and tells the story of our pupils lives.

Ningizimu recently received a Presidential Award from the Hamlet Foundation for the work that is being done in the Art and Music Rooms.

“We are so honoured,” says Robin. “This is a floating trophy and the first recipient was Kate Rivers who established and runs Special Olympics SA.”




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