Graffiti cements HIV/AIDS fight
Visiting American graffiti artist Maxx Moses worked with 10 local artists to design messages of hope and awareness on HIV/AIDS at the walls of the Bulawayo National Gallery and Madlodlo Beer Garden. The collaboration was testimony that creativity is key to the fight against the spread of HIV. “AIDS is a disease that is sexually transmitted, right, so if you are going to engage in the act of creativity, and wait to engage you get tested so that you create from a pure space,” said Maxx during an interview soon after the dedication of the murals on World AIDS Day. “If we are going to engage in that aspect of creativity it keeps you away from negative activities, when you aspire all you want to do is create, when your mind is focused on creativity you don’t focus on the negative, it creates a vibration,” said Maxx.