Dear artists, art-historians, film-makers and writers
I am very happy to, on behalf of Christin and Dan Olofsson, formally invite you to South Africa and the art-project at Thanda Safari-lodge. The project will benefit Star for Life and the schools supported by the organisation. We will be together for a week, during which we will create fabulous work, inspired by the energies that surrounds Thanda and our time together with the children.
I look forward to a very special week, together with all of you, in South Africa.
— Johan Falkman
The entrepreneur and philanthropist Dan Olofsson and his wife Christin, founders of Star for Life, have asked me to put together a group of artists, that will go to their Safari-lodge in South Africa, in order to get inspired and each create a work of art that will benefit Star for Life.
The goal of Star for Life is to infuse inspiration, self-esteem and self-respect in kids who grow up in the most deprived parts of society. It helps them to abstain from involuntary sex, hence avoiding HIV and teenage pregnancy, and motivates them to focus on their education and stay true to their dreams. Close to half a million South African kids have been helped through the Star for Life-project.
Dan has built a great fortune through his companies, which enabled him and Christin to create one of the most exclusive safari-lodges in the world: Thanda. We will spend a week together, during which one is free to create in any media – all supplies, materials etc will be provided, based on each artist’s individual request; one may also spend the time at Thanda, merely getting inspired, in order to produce in ones studio; we will set everything up in order to satisfy the needs of each individual artist.
During our stay in South Africa we will visit the children in their schools and experience their every day life. We will be able to work with the kids and mutually get inspired. You are free to create in any material or form: photography, graphics, painting, drawing, sculpture (bronze, metal etc).