Art on our Mind will continue running Wikipedia workshops this year. We aim to broaden the number of Wikipedia entries presenting women-of-colour artists from different elds of creative and cultural production.
The workshops will train skills for beginners, so everyone is welcome. Each workshop will be facilitated by experienced Wikipedia editors or representatives of Wikimedia South Africa. For those who are interested and can’t join the meetings, or are inter- ested to participate online, online tutorials will be made available.
The workshops aim to enable participants to upload new articles or to expand on existing entries. Please bring your laptop and identify an artist or group whose entry you want to create or expand (individually or in group work). We will work online, editing and creating entries in your sandbox.
The workshops will draw from research generated by the Art on our Mind research project (see: artonourmind.org.za). So far, we have identified a number of artists/creatives for our group to create entries on Wikipedia, the (preliminary) list includes:
- Helen Sebidi – online at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Sebidi
- Senzeni Marasela
- Shelley Barry
- Lebohang Kganye
- Zama Dunywa
- Pumla Dineo Gqola
- Daniella Zama Dunywa
- Gabi Ngcobo
- Gabisile Nkosi
- Lallitha Jawahirilal
- Sophie Peters
- Donna Kukama
- Buhlebezwe Siwani
- Thenjiwe-Niki Nkosi
- Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa
More information about the workshops here: AOOM Wikipedia Workshops
The workshops will pause for the winter vacation at universities and will resume in July, upcoming dates are:
Tuesday, 6 August, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
Tuesday, 16 July, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
A list with past dates and what was covered will appear here:
Tuesday, 21 May, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
Tuesday, 30 April, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room.
Tuesday, 9 April, 15-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room. Facilitator: Bobby Shabangu.
Tuesday, 5 March, 14-17h at Wits Writing Centre seminar room. Facilitator: Dumisani Ndubane.
Please email Fouad Asfour for more information.