Ernest Oppenheimer Park

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Johannesburg Development Agency

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The 2010 regeneration of Ernest Oppenheimer Park in central Johannesburg was a remarkable opportunity for Library Special Projects to both manage a project and participate in the conceptualisation and creation of the elements involved. In partnership with The Trinity Session and a talented group of South African artists, Library Special Projects oversaw the rehabilitation of this run-down urban space to provide a restful green space with playful sculptural elements that today is a popular stop for all who live and work in the city.

Street traders already using the space were moved to an adjoining market zone, opening up the park space. Library Special Projects managed the regreening of the park area; landscape design; and the design, creation and installation of four major artworks and four text sculptures. The full gamut of our resources was called upon, from creative conceptualisation to industrial and graphic design, alongside our role as project managers and financial administrators.

Alexandra Heritage Centre, , 2018

Women’s Living Heritage Monument, , 2018

Pilgrim’s Rest & Waterval Boven, , 2018

Freedom Park Gallery of Leaders, , 2017

Caledonian Soccer Stadium, , 2017

Fountains Valley Kiosk Revitalisation, , 2017

ABSA L’Atelier Competition, , 2017

National Heritage Monument Project, , 2017

KZN Natural Science Museum Dodo & Bat, , 2016

Sam Nzima Project, , 2016

Transform Vision 2030, , 2016

AU-IBAR – African Union Competition, , 2016

Struggle T-shirt, , , 2016

Habi House Jambiani, , 2016

Chaumaz Project, , , 2016

Casa Dell Arte, , 2016

Westgate Orientation Site, , 2015

Wits University Anthropology Museum, , 2015

Solomon Mahlangu Youth Museum, , 2015

Life Faerie Glen, , , 2015

PARI Offices, , , 2015

The Falcons, , 2014

June 16 Memorial Acre, , 2014

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square, , , 2014

Freedom Park //hapo, , , 2013

Delmas Treason Trial Commemorative Artwork, , , 2013

Taung Skull World Heritage Site, , , 2013

JDA projects Bus Factory Exhibition, , , 2013

Nelson Mandela Cell, , , 2013

Diepsloot Artworks Project, , , 2012

Nelson Mandela Capture Site Sculpture, , , 2012

Kliptown Freedom Charter Artworks, , , 2012

Freedom Park, , , 2012

Constitution Hill Flame of Democracy, , , 2011

Hillbrow Murals, , , 2011

‘The Firewalker’, , , 2011

Ernest Oppenheimer Park, , 2010

Vilakazi Street Precinct Artworks, , , 2010

Liliesleaf Museum Interactive Exhibit, , , 2010

OSISA corporate ID, , , 2010

Standard Bank Halakasha! Soccer Exhibition & Catalogue, , , 2010

Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (Palama) Government Building Signage, , , 2009

The Firewalker by William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, , , 2009

Sabie Sands Tented Camp, , , 2009

‘Paper Wars’ Wits University Press, , , 2009

‘Worthy Ancestors’ The Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Research Project, , , 2009

Noria Mabasa Exhibition, , , 2008

‘Footprints of the Class of 76: Commemoration, memory, mapping and heritage for the Hector Pieterson Museum’, , , 2008

Platform for Public Deliberation Lecture Series, , , 2006 - 2007

Apartheid Museum Memory Boxes, , , 2006

Rusty Bernstein Memorial Exhibition, , , 2005

South African History Archives, , , 2004 - 2005