Trinity Sessions has been commissioned by The City of Johannesburg to create unique artwork at Rea Vaya bus stations under the #ArtMyJozi banner.
To speak about this initiative, Trinity Sessions director Stephen Hobbs speaks to Bongani Bingwa.
Hobbs oversees the #ArtMyJozi project that uses the arts to revive public spaces in Johannesburg.
We were appointed by the City of Johannesburg under the Johannesburg Development Agency, and the project follows investments along the Rea Vaya corridors and the Louis Botha corridor in particular.— Stephen Hobbs, Director - Trinity Sessions
The project is a combination of the development along the corridors as well as the communities receiving a range of important community upgrades.— Stephen Hobbs, Director - Trinity Sessions
For example, in Noordgesig on the new Canada side of the Rea Vaya, we have been working on a new library and a public plaza space.— Stephen Hobbs, Director - Trinity Sessions
He says there are also new community sports facilities and centres in Brixton and Orange Grove.
Wherever the Rea Vaya is, there is a set of urban upgrades and city facilities that are implemented.— Stephen Hobbs, Director - Trinity Sessions
He adds that there is a mainstream culture that informs the way in which cities see their identities through visual art.
The #ArtMyJozi project along with all other artwork projects through the city is overseen by The Department of Art, Culture and Heritage and there is a policy in place that supports mural art which is really critical.— Stephen Hobbs, Director - Trinity Sessions
Listen below to the full interview about the #ArtMyJozi project: