ABOUT

ARTLAB is a 3 month programme providing tools dedicated to DEVELOPING and ACCELERATING the PROFESSIONAL GROWTH of EMERGING CREATIVES who have been adversely affected by the COVID19 lockdown.

 

Participants are given access to PHOTO & FILM STUDIO, PRODUCTION FACILITIES and OFFICE SPACE allowing for private or portfolio work and enrollment into a schedule of industry related events and collaborative projects.

FEATURED PORTFOLIOS

MEET THE MENTORS

NIAMH WALSH-VORSTER

Project Manager
Photography Mentor

“I believe photography can be used as a means to understand the self intimately and simultaneously share our most interesting aspects to the world.”

SANELE BALINTABA

Graphic Design
Mentor

“Graphic Design is a visual activation of thoughts. As designers, we are tasked to turn thoughts into functional results.”

APHELELE ZL CHONCO

Fashion Design
Mentor

“Fashion design allows me to own my status as a creator, and to express myself simultaneously.”

MEET THE TEAM

SEAN STRETCH

Director
Place Maker

“ARTLAB brings together various components that have evolved organically in our creative hub. We look forward to sharing our insight with the community.”

NIVESH RAWATLAL

Graphic Designer
Illustrator

“ARTLAB has already provided collaboration, team work, and mentoring for our team, and we look forward to share what we’ve experienced with our community.”

CRAIG MALAN

Content Creator
Digital Designer

“The elusiveness of creativity dumbfounds the best of us. Being locked up and untethered from inspiration and your people on top of that is a breeding ground for limitation.”

CRAIG MALAN

Comms Officer
Artist

“ARTLAB is providing employment for local creatives who want to contribute to, and in turn, grow from mutually beneficial aims and goals of the ARTLAB project.”

VENUE

ARTLAB takes place at the community run OPEN PLAN STUDIO and is designed to synergize with the CO-WORKING ECOSYSTEMS that exist in CREATIVE HUBS.
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OPEN PLAN is a shared work space including individual offices, shared reception, meeting and communal areas and adjoining flexible event, photo, film studio.
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Attracting start-ups, freelancers, satellite branches and established SME’s that are typically in the creative, technology and lifestyle industries.

The ELUSIVENESS of CREATIVITY can get to the best of us. Being LOCKED UP and UNTETHERED from INSPIRATION and your people on top of that is a breeding ground for LIMITATION.

REGROUND YOURSELF.

BE A PART OF A COLLECTIVE.

LEARN, GROW, AND EXPERIMENT.

GET IN TOUCH

Meet Us

OPEN PLAN STUDIO. Design Factory, 4Th Floor, 39 Station Dr, Morningside, Durban, 4001

Call Us

+27 72 729 4853

Email Us

info@artlabdurban.co.za

The National Arts Council Mission is to leverage energy, partnerships and resources to develop, support, promote and advance the arts.