In the beginning of 2013 the well-loved Uncle Toms Community Centre in Orlando West was selected to be the venue for the Amaphiko Academy. A team of 19 artists where selected from an interview process, who would transform the space into an inspirational and engaging functional environment.
The Trinity Session was engaged to create a park which would serve as a model for all the future parks in Savanna City; a park that would begin helping create a neighbourhood – which needed to include the future local community of this new development.
The Trinity Session’s commission to produce a piece of work for the Connect/ ZA 2014/15 programme, used public place as its primary context for interactions and interventions. The core philosophy of the project was to demonstrate the role that artists can play in actively shifting negative perceptions about particular urban spaces. Hence the projects of Windmill Hills – Gateshead and Jeppestown Johannesburg, were context and site specific, with the attendant installations, performances and video works developed in response to the local conditions and community engagements.