Breakfast with… Anthea Moys
Anthea Moys (ZA)
Join us for a breakfast conversation* with South African artist Anthea Moys who is present at the festival with her work ‘The Portrait Exchange‘.
We are bringing Anthea over from Johannesburg, South Africa especially for Playful Arts Festival. We love to give you the opportunity to learn more about her work and playful thoughts in this casual conversation with Anthea and you!
During the Playful Arts Festival Opening visitors are able to join Anthea in a mass portrait exchange. On Saturday everyone is able to create portraits of each other at the special Portrait Exchange Desk.
Gather around and let’s dive into the world and thoughts of Anthea Moys together*.
* breakfast not included but can be bought at Restaurant van Aken, part of Werkwarenhuis.
About Anthea Moys
Anthea Moys is a South African artist who works with play and performance. In 2008 she completed her Masters at the University of the Witwatersrand with a focus on play and performance in public space. In 2013 she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art (inaugural) where she created her “Vs.” series, which embraced failure and reimagined winning as the act of learning itself. In April 2017 Anthea was the keynote speaker for CounterPlay festival in Denmark and more recently she was a resident artist and researcher at The Capital of Children as part of the LEGO Foundation in Billund. Most recently Anthea has won a studentship at Northumbria University in Newcastle to complete a 3-year practice-led PhD with a specific focus on sport, play and contemporary performance looking at the games people play in the global north vs the global south. Anthea lives, learns, works and plays (for the most part) in Johannesburg, South Africa.