“Best thing since sliced bread” – Jasmina (she doesn’t eat bread and was on a juice diet during the retreat)
“The Play retreat with Anthea and Roberto was a huge amount of fun. They have created a brilliant programme full of interactive games and experiences which, as well as making sure that participants get silly, giggle and are encouraged to express themselves, also cleverly teaches about the role of improvisation, experimentation and joyfulness in a full and happy life. I can’t recommend this retreat enough. I arrived home full of hilarious stories and with a spring in my step. You will belly laugh, dance around, explore something new and fool around with art supplies.You won’t be bored for a second, but you will also have time to chill in a hammock and stare at the clouds. Go play! You’ll remember parts of yourself that the responsible adult in charge of you might have neglected.” – Mehita
“When last did I play? Play for no specific reason and no measurable outcome and just because. This is what we did at Anthea and Roberto play retreat. It was so refreshing to be in a beautiful space, to meet new people and play. At first very hard to let go but then with the non judgmental support of your news friends you slowly start to open up and enjoy playing. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I am so glad I did it. I did for myself and I’ll be back. Thank you. ” – Bronwyn
Speaking about Fantasy, Play and Make-believe. November 2016
The Portrait Exchange
Social Muscle Club takes on JHB, November 2016
Fakugesi AfroTech Riot, September 2016
Anthea and The Portrait Exchange for Creative Womxn
Anthea warming up with the My Alex team
Youth Perceptions of Place, May, June 2016
The project culminated in a final showing of their expressions at the Basha Uhuru festival at Con Hill on Youth Day June 16th 2016. The performances celebrated their own expressions and stories of their Alex.
Hey Hillbrow! Let's dlala
Public Art Parade, February 2016
Hillbrow is an inner city of Johannesburg residential area. It is known for its high density, unemployment and crime. Most of the residents are migrants from the townships, rural areas, and the rest of Africa.
The festival brings people into the streets creating unity through the celebration of diversity through the arts and highlights the many talents which exist within the area relating to the creative sector.
Thank you to Between 10 and 5 for this great article about the day. Photos: Dave Mann
Alse see: Have City Will Play