Inside ‘Our Workshop’: Local designer unites SA through creativity

Inside ‘Our Workshop’: Local designer unites SA through creativity

A local artist with a gift to turn trash into art opened a workshop that brings creative South Africans together from all over the country to combine and grow their talents while bridging social divides.

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Heath Nash has a wonderful way of turning used plastic into usable objects, and he's not the only one. There are many talented South Africans out there, and he wants them all to get a chance to grow what they have and make a name for themselves.

That's how Our Workshop was born. It's situated in Guga S’theb in Langa, Cape Town, and it here that creative souls come together to create pieces of art from what others see as mere trash.

It's not a new idea to use recycled products and create something fresh and new from it, but not everyone with this ability has the means, and that's why Heath created his NGO.

Here, people from various different backgrounds come together and see no colour or creed, and connect through creativity, according to beautifulnews.co.za.

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Heath says that at Our Workshop everyone works together and grow skills together.

In Cape Town there are very few places for people from different racial groups to hang out.
Because we’re working together and everyone’s exchanging skills, there’s a great deal of growth happening.

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People who create at the workshop get the chance to turn their own craft into a profession and even sell their products.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Our Workshop won the Design with Purpose Award from the Design Foundation.

What a way to embrace individual talents without looking at colour or culture. This is the South Africa we want.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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