Safe Spaces Projects

Safe Space projects have been inspired by artists, designers, and the young people we work with at Red River Primary School.  As a grassroots organization, Rock Girl welcomes proposals for new projects.

Safe Space Art and Study Room/Manenberg

india-baird The Safe Space Art Room was a collaboration between the learners and faculty of Red River Primary School and Cecile and Boyds Foundation. Rock Girl is proud to be the recipient of the first grant from the Foundation. In November 2011, the Safe Space Art and Study Room was unveiled by Olympic Champion Elana Meyer and United States Counsular General Erica Barks-Ruggles. Since it opened, this room has hosted artists Heath Nash and Paul du Toit, who are working side-by-side with the leaners on some incredible works of art. More Information…

Safe Space Playground

Plans are underway to launch the first Safe Space Playground at a location in the city centre, with a sister playground in a community to be named.

Safe Space “Day in the Life of a South African Girl”

Rock Girl is pleased to partner with comedian Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls at the Party” televised show. With the support of One Dog Chicken Production Company, Rock Girl and Rasheida, a thirteen-year old girl from Manenberg, will take viewers on a tour of a day in her life.

Safe Space Inside Out Project

In the spirit of collaboration and creativity that is at the heart of Rock Girl, photographers and producers from One Dog Chicken and girls from the Grassroots Soccer Skilz Street programme and the Rock Girl Red River programme will conduct a workshop on violence against women and girls and boy-girl interactions, then the participating boys and girls will work with leading photographers to capture each other on film. With the help of the Inside Out project, an award winning TED initiative, enlarged copies of these photographs and the video will be displayed at venues around Cape Town city centre and in Manenberg and Khayelitsha.

Safe Space Wall of Women

Rock Girl is partnering with Mokena Makeka and the Trantraal Brothers to create public art in the form of eight life-size steel images of extraordinary South African women. These images are based on the Wonder Women series of cartoons that was designed by comic artists Nathan and Andre Trantraal.