In terms of graffiti and street art, Africa boasts the smallest output, but it’s not as insignificant you might think.
Previously viewed as an immature activity with ties to gangsterism and senseless vandalism, South African graffiti is now an increasingly accepted artform.
Jeppestown’s impressive collection of street art is testament to an ever-evolving community that is creative, traditional and contemporary.
Driving along Ontdekkers Road and into the heart of Johannesburg’s CBD, you’ll pass numerous stores adorned with their very own brand of art.
Using street art as a tool to campaign the rights of minorities who have been denied access to basic rights and education in Iran.
In her latest exhibition ‘Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two’, South African artist Faith47 interrogates the dichotomy between the mundane and the sacred.
South Africa is home to a lot of great graffiti. It’s in our streets, on our trains and even on our timelines. Here are 10 Instagram accounts of some of the best local graffiti writers to follow.
The idea of migration is central to street artist r1’s 5x5m mandala (made out of 100 reflective chevron street signs) in New Doornfontein, Johannesburg.
VoiceMap is an app that merges storytelling with history; creating an immersive experience that takes listeners on imaginative journeys via unconventional walking routes.
‘Landfill Medidation’ is a collaborative video by Faith47 and Dane Dodds centered on the idea that waste is a necessary by-product of progress.
Stylist, milliner, art director and all-round creative maven, Crystal Birch has set a colourful new public art installation free in the Neighbourgoods Market entrance in Braamfontein.
Artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage’s current focus is on large-scale, graffiti-style portraiture. We take a closer look at her distinctive style, her predominantly female subject matter, and her unique process of “ordered mark-making”.
Falko has just embarked on a journey across South Africa and will leave his mark in colourful murals in each of the towns, small dorpies and informal settlements he visits along the way.
Jack Fox is a new kid on the block. Coming from a lineage of creatives that includes Sins of Style’s Tyler B Murphy and Faith 47, Fox is beginning to create a unique voice in and amongst Cape Town’s diverse, vibrant and ever-expanding local street art scene.
See the works from Urban A: Part 1, a travelling group show of street-inspired art hosted by newly launched gallery and creative studio, Space Between.