On the 6th March 2014 the Muti Gallery is hosting the launch event of STUB001: a global creative talent-exchange within a design orientated project. Dutch artist SIT exhibits the self-portrait he created for STUB001 and the Ubuntu Academy introduces you to the project. Limited edition screen printed T-shirts with SIT’s unique self-portrait will be available for purchase.
What is STUB001?
STUB refers to the beginning of a movement; “finding identity within”. The intention is clear, the outcome unknown.
An international collaboration between Ubuntu Academy Cape Town, Ubuntu Design, fine artist SIT and sustainable fashion brand Kuyichi. An exciting new addition to the collective is Ubuntu Academy’s local business partner MUTI.
STUB is an inspiring example of a non-profit and for-profit partnership in which skills, talent, and profit are exchanged. All stakeholders share similar values and visions and collaborate in a design-focused adventure that merges art, entrepreneurship and social change. For the Ubuntu Academy it is an important step in becoming self-sustainable as 100% profit, generated through this collaboration, goes to the Ubuntu Academy Cape Town.
The STUB001 project includes workshops with students from the Ubuntu Academy, facilitated by Ubuntu Design. Artist SIT’s self-portrait will be used to inspire the students to create their own portrait, as part of the search to their own creative-identity. The students learn artistic design skills, while discovering ways to express themselves. All completed artworks shall be showcased to the public in a final exhibition on 18th March.