Walkabouts

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Hannelie takes groups of  people to view her public art in Fordsburg, Braamfontein and Maboneng in Johannesburg, South Africa.

If you want to go on one of these walkabouts please email her on hannelie@hanneliecoetzee.com to join her database.

hannelie-walkabout2 hannelie-walkabout©reney warrington

 If you would like to contribute to future artworks you can make a contribution here:

In my practice as a public visual artist I aim to find ways to improve environmental systems. It’s a twofold approach. First I take time to make artworks in public spaces to explore the site and listen to the community that pause to see what I am doing. This initial information gathering phase creates a neutral platform where curious community members can engage. It could lead to their involvement in the later phases of the project. This is when the second phase starts. Once I have identified some kind of environmental congestion or contamination I find professional collaborators such as scientists, urban planners, environmentalists and suitable financial means to alleviate the congestion. Re-generative design principals are applied holistically to make multi-functional public art.

Functional artworks benefits society at large whilst simultaneously connecting disciplines which have been working independently. The business model encourages social entrepreneurial collaboration as seen in natural eco-systems.