Projects
Special Community Projects - Education, Outreach and Community Participation 
Outreach Project
 
The museum staff takes an exhibition of original South African graphics from the WHAG permanent collection and MTN Collection to schools in the deprived rural areas of the Northern Cape once a school quarter. The exhibition is arranged around a theme from the school arts and culture curriculum and worksheets are devised for learners to actively participate in the exhibition. Often the staff and exhibition remain at the school for a week in order to include as many learners as possible in the activities. Practical arts and craft sessions are included in the event. Another facet of the outreach exhibition is the inclusion of South African film and literature set work film in the learners' experience.  
 
Sometimes, dependant on the needs and facilities available, a more practical programme is devised which involves art and craft projects. In recent times we have presented recycling craft projects so the children can find ready materials at no cost in their environment. During these outreach events the WHAG Project Leaders are engaged with the teachers in these far-flung places that need assistance with the art and culture curricula at schools and in the community. The teachers are not always equipped to deal with art and craft instruction and this outreach action attempts to contribute to their empowerment as teachers for the benefit of the learners.  
Keadumela – Early Childhood Development 
 
The pre-school children from the desperately poor settlements in and around Kimberley are at a huge disadvantage when they begin their formal school careers. The project aims to intervene in this state of affairs by equipping them for a successful school career by stimulating their skills development through art and craft related activities and educational worksheets. This project is one of WHAG’s most significant contributions to nation building and will continue for as long as the need exists. This project attempts to lessen the disadvantage these children from poorer communities suffer in comparison to the children from affluent suburbs and also attempts to guide the care givers at the day care centres on how to involve the children in constructive educational activities. This project also ingrains the notion of a museum as a fun place to visit from a very early age and in this way contributes to museum audience development.  

WHAG Prison Project – Art Against Crime 
Female Offenders
 
 
This prison project has proven to be very successful and will continue for as long as it remains relevant. It is significant to note that one of the most encouraging spin-offs of the project has been the rebuilding of self-esteem and human dignity of the offenders which reinforces the notion that this project can contribute to moral regeneration and therefore successful rehabilitation of the offenders into society once they have served their sentences.  
 
The Project Leader visits the group in the Kimberley prison once a week, where they do different arts and craft projects. WHAG also supply the materials. 
 
Product design and development is critical to the success of the project. The project leader also assists the offenders with the sale of their craft products and this earns them a small amount of funds with which to purchase basic necessities. 
Yonder Art Classes 
 
Intellectually disabled adults from Yonder, a Kimberley institution that cares for these special people, have been attending art and craft workshops on a weekly basis for a number of years. They do not have the opportunity of participating in any art making or creative activities and so they thoroughly enjoy what is offered to them at the gallery. From time to time they are treated to a film screening which is also greatly appreciated.  

Yonder Art Classes 
 
Intellectually disabled adults from Yonder, a Kimberley institution that cares for these special people, have been attending art and craft workshops on a weekly basis for a number of years. They do not have the opportunity of participating in any art making or creative activities and so they thoroughly enjoy what is offered to them at the gallery. From time to time they are treated to a film screening which is also greatly appreciated.