Dreams Close To Home Tour

Dreams Close To Home

 

Three Joburg-based artist friends embarked on a road trip across the country, painting murals and documenting their adventure. Painter/illustrator/muralists Lisolomzi Pikoli (Mr Fuzzy Slipperz) and Skumbuzo Vabaza (Skubalisto), and photographer Karabo Mooki (Mooki Mooks) had all been travelling overseas and on their return wanted to rediscover and better understand their home country through public art and service. The painting tour, titled Dreams Close To Home and co-sponsored by RVCA’s artist network program, took 15 days to complete.

 

Both being Xhosa, Mr Fuzzy Slipperz and Skubalisto have their heritage deeply rooted in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, respectively, which provided a route for the tour. The team started their trip in Cape Town and visited Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and the Transkei before ending up back home in Joburg.

 

In each city, town or wide open space that the trio visited, Fuzzy and Skuba produced a collaborative mural and Mooks documented the process. An exhibition showcasing all their pieces will take place on the 6th of September at Velo Art Cafe in Braamfontein. Visitors will be able to buy original works, T-shirts and books about the trip.

 

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All photos taken by Karabo Mooki:

 

Noxolo
Skubalisto
Fuzzy Slipperz
Mr Fuzzy Slipperz

 

Jeffreys Bay:

 

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Port Elizabeth:

 

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Grahamstown:

 

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Transkei (featuring Danielle West):

 

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Johannesburg (Featuring Kasi 1):

 

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9 Comments

  1. Amazing work

  2. To sick!!! Amazing work!!

  3. This is rad Skummi! Would be sick to have a exhibition in CT as well 😉

  4. awesome art work ^_^ this is very cool skuba

  5. Eatsern Cape has got to be one of the most abundantly vast and beautiful regions in SA/ the world. Much appreciation for what you guys have added to that beauty. DON’T STOP.

  6. This is brilliant! I want to see more of it everywhere. On every street corner! How colourful would our world be?!

  7. https://www.facebook.com/events/520569941349505/ Thanks guys! here’s a link to the exhibition on the 6th of September, tell a friend to tell a friend!!

  8. Respect! Awesome work gents!