Artists: Kaff-eine, with Geric Cruz, Marti Salva and Geloy Concepcion

Australian street artist Kaff-eine and her international team reunited with garbage scavengers living in two of Manila’s most notorious, impoverished slums, to create an open-air art exhibition that celebrated the communities, while providing them with resources for shelter.

Kaff-eine’s portraits of 10 colourful locals were printed onto tarpaulins, installed for display by Happyland and Baseco residents, then repurposed as housing.

The Happyland exhibition invites viewers to enter these vibrant slums through Kaff-eine’s striking watercolour portraits, photographs of the tarp installation, and vignettes of daily Happyland life.

The Happyland documentary has its world premiere at HRAFF 2017.

Image credit: Kaff-eine

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4 May 2017 until 21 May 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


No Vacancy Project Space

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Opening Night
Friday 5 May 6 – 9pm

Artist talk featuring Kaff-eine and the Happyland team
(Emily Cheesman (AUS); Geric Cruz, Marti Salva, Geloy Concepcion (PHL)
Saturday 13 May 2pm

Exhibition Dates
Thursday 4 – Sunday 21 May

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5pm Sunday 12 – 5pm

Accessible for all abilities

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