I have come to take you home
where I will sing for you,
for you have brought me peace,
for you have brought us peace.
Parts & Labour answered a nation wide call from the Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance for the design and implementation of six artworks throughout the centre, of which P&L was awarded two.
In the development of the project, P&L assembled a team of professionals including Craig McClenaghan, Helene Smuts, Churchill Madikida and Carina Comrie to assemble a curated exhibition of sculptural artworks that challenged complex identities, racial status qous, sexuality, masculinity and naming conventions within a fractured South African context through the lens of Sarah Bartmann, a young woman of ‘Khoi’ descent, who was exploited in Europe in the 18th Century.
On 05, May 2019 | In Public Art | By admin
Conceptualised and created by Erhardt Thiel, the aim of the project was to build as many iMadiba “conversation station” sites as possible around the world. With the support of sponsors and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Parts and Labour added further assistance with the documentation and installation of the project at the Apartheid Museum.
The actual installations, or micro museums, are artistic recreations of Madiba’s Robben Island Cell. The aim of the installations was to create an ever-growing web-based collage of Madiba with selfies photographed at the iMadiba micro museums around the world. Ultimately, beginning a global conversation.
The next installation will be featured at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in 2020.
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On 09, Feb 2018 | In Public Art | By admin
Parts & Labour is continuing to work with Aband by installing sculptures into the public realm. This time at the new Loftus Park precinct in Pretoria with a number of new commissions and the re-purposing of existing historical sculptures.
On 18, Aug 2016 | In Public Art | By admin
Lorenzo Nassimbeni was commissioned to create a staircase mural for one of the entrances to the precinct.
The project was installed in early 2017.
On 04, Jan 2014 | In Public Art | By admin
AMAFA / Heritage KwaZulu Natal, the uMngeni Municipality and The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs commissioned a large scale sculpture by Marco Cianfanelli and Culture Mechanics to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the arrest of Nelson Mandela which happened at the site on the 5th of August 1962.
Brendan Copestake project managed the sculpture fabrication, installation as well as the building works.
On 19, Jul 2013 | In Public Art | By admin
Parts & Labour worked with Greeninc to install a canopy of colored discs over Simmonds St at FNB Bank City. The installation was part of FNB’s upgrade of their Piazza for various city festivals in 2013 and 2014.
On 11, Jun 2013 | In Public Art | By admin
In anticipation of the 2010 Soccer World Cup and the notion of readying the City of Johannesburg, Maja Marx and 26’10 South Architects conceived of an artwork titled: Optic Garden.
The artwork was commissioned by the JDA and managed by Trinity Session and Parts & Labour.
On 05, Jan 2013 | In Public Art | By admin
In 2007 the JDA and the Braamfontein Improvement District commissioned Eland, a 7.5m high concrete sculpture by Clive van den Berg.
“The JDA is immensely proud to have led and delivered this important piece of public art,” says the JDA’s CEO Lael Bethlehem. “This slightly forlorn image of a majestic animal brings beauty and grandeur to a busy place. The JDA-led regeneration work in Braamfontein has transformed the area into a thriving precinct in which office; retail and residential space is in high demand, and vacant buildings are virtually non-existent”