SELECTED WORKS

Luc has been a leader in the field of social artistry for more than 7 years. From the creation of colorful islands of safety in war zones, to giant inspirational memos, to street kids surfing with stickers- here is just a sample of projects Luc has completed. 

Projects by art2uplift.org


Gifting

Project: Flowers for Africa
Location: South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Motherwell
Organization: art2uplift.org
Year: 2018

Other than being unfortunately situated under electricity pylons the community is also one of the poorest. This was a three-day workshop where ±40 children between 6 and 12 each painted a brightly coloured flower larger than themselves, on the wall of their house. Something so easy and with such a drastic effect on the atmosphere and the children’s self-esteem, it was no wonder the rest of the community got inspired to start cleaning up surrounding rubbish and fixing up their houses.

Making a Means

Project: Surf Art Love
Location: South Africa, Jeffrey’s bay
Organization: art2uplift.org
Year: 2017

This project involved a group of kids from Jeffries Bay who wanted to surf but had no equipment. Luc and his team held a few art workshops, and with the children’s drawings, made stickers for surfboards and laptops. Each sticker pack contained: Two stickers, an info card, and a portrait of the child. On the back of the portrait is a little paragraph describing their personality. The children were made well aware, that it was their drawing/stickers that was providing for their equipment.

Remembering

Project: Animals in the Aloes
Location: South Africa, Port Elizabeth (Aloes)
Organization: art2uplift.org
Year: 2016

The Aloes are a very small community living near the Swartkops River in Port Elizabeth South Africa. Animal imagery is especially meaningful for the Aloes community which traces its roots to the Khoi San, This area which was once teeming with animal life has now been encroached by industry. With some inspiration from the alders, each child painted a huge animal in their house.

More projects led by Luc


A Safe Place

Location: Goma, DRC
Organization: War Child, together with APTart
Year: 2013

In M23 rebel territory, War Child built safe places for children who had been displaced by the conflict in the DRC. Luc, as part of APTart, worked with these children to paint the walls of their new home. The colourful murals in the middle of the conflict area directed lost children towards these safe places and deterred people from fighting in the area.

Spraying Away Theft

Location: Goma, DRC
Organization: War Child, together with APTart
Year: 2013

With a group of orphans from Goma, Luc and the children spray painted the War Child 4×4 vehicles in colourful patterns, as theft of the vehicles was a major problem.

Closing the Gap

Location: Kinshasa, DRC
Organization: War Child, together with APTart
Year: 2013

In Kinshasa, Luc was part of a therapeutic mural with street girls. The purpose was to give the girls a voice so that they could close the gap between them and the people of the city. The girls painted positive
messages directed to the public on the wall of a convent orphanage.

Hygiene Hands

Location: Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, Jordan
Organization: ACTED, together with APTart
Year: 2013-2015

Here the children learnt about the importance of washing their hands. They painted scary monster germs being washed away by soap and water.

Educating

Location: Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, Jordan
Organization: ACTED, together with APTart
Year: 2013-2015

In the camp as well as bordering towns Luc led the team of educators with the purpose to educate the children and communities on hygiene, water conservation and importance of school. Murals were also painted to alleviate racial tension and to bring positivity to the atmosphere.

From Sad to Happy

Location: Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, Jordan
Organization: ACTED, together with APTart
Year: 2013-2015

Here the children came up with their own heart-warming solutions to changing the harsh looking atmosphere at the entrance of the camp. They painted smiling self-portraits, bigger than life on a wall. And wrote “The Children Of the Camp Welcome You”

Creating a Home

Location: Gabies Namaqualand, Namibia
Organization: Sisters of St Frances de Sale, Catholic Convent schools
Year: 2015

The schools educate and house approximately 130 children who otherwise would not have the privilege of going to school. The children paint their own dormitories to improve its depressed atmosphere. The girls painted flowers and the boys painted stars. Most of them had never touched a paintbrush before and are now confident little artists.

Aspiring

Location: Turkey
Organization: Karam Foundation for Syrian refugee children
Year: 2015

The Karam foundation education programs run in schools for Syrian refugee children. The program usually involves up to 40 mentors providing the about 500 kids with all sorts of workshops and activities. The idea for the mural was for each ribbon to represent a specific theme that school and the children aspire to. The kids’ filled the ribbons in with pictures and messages that best represent that specific theme.