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DESIGN FOR AFRIKA (article first published : 2000-05-28)

Design for Afrika will exhibit handpainted cloths and other items at the NSA shop, on the mezzanine floor of the NSA Galleries from June 3.

“This really is a worthwhile project and some remarkable talent is manifesting itself” says Carole Smale, craft manager of Design for Afrika. “We have had our work accepted for the FNB Vita competition this year and are also hoping to get our work more widely known so that we can offer more work.”

Design for Afrika is situated in the small village of Donnybrook in KZN where it has created a dynamic and creative working relationship with the local women. There is virtually no employment for those women but DFA has provided a market for their skills. “Inspired by local images and symbols, the women are encouraged to express themselves through the fabric painting and are creating original and vibrant items which are each referred to by the individual designers name,” adds Carole.

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