THE MABONENG TOWNSHIP ARTS EXPERIENCE© 2019

EXPERIENCE GALLERY-HOME-HOPPING WITH US

MAKING TOWNSHIPS THE CENTRE OF AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Join Our Journey Of Turning Townships Into Towns Through The Arts

ART

COMMUNITY

PASSION

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The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a destination development and management initiative that turns homes in townships into galleries and communities into creative districts. We work humbly with homeowners and families to create a warm intimate creative environment for locals and international visitors alike. After 10 years, The Maboneng Township Arts Experience has turned over 50 homes in South African townships into galleries and have led a multitude of visitors from all over the world to these centres of culture in South Africa.

The name Maboneng is a Sesotho word for a place of lights. The community of Alexandra Township called their community Maboneng after their first term called Dark City expired. Alexandra Township had no electricity before and hence the name Dark City. After the government brought in the lights, the community renamed their township to Alexandra Maboneng meaning Alexandra, a place of lights. This township is the birth place of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience

The organisation’s programmes contribute substantially towards training, women and youth empowerment, income generation, as well as the advancement of inclusive and responsible tourism in South Africa. The ongoing programmes impact the cultural, social, economic and environmental conditions of all participants. They transform the local tourism economy and improve the quality of life for the long run. 

"After struggling to exhibit my own works earlier on in my career, I ended up exhibiting in the streets and homes of my own community. And now, we've created experiences that solve the problem of artists looking for space, families looking for work and the township looking for its place in the world. Join me in my journey of turning townships into towns and exploring new frontiers of my creative career."

- Siphiwe Ngwenya

THE FOUNDER AND CURATOR

 
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LIST YOUR HOME WITH US
TAKE PART IN OUR WORKSHOPS
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FOR OVER 50 ART PRODUCTS & GIFTS 

 

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for booking queries email us at 

bookings@maboneng.com

to collaborate with our organisation email us at projects@maboneng.com

for more information email us at info@maboneng.com

+276 802 350 48

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