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The Postcard Revival Project


The Postcard Revival wants to show off great cities. Great cities like Jo’burg. We see postcards as travelling art exhibitions – a way to take artists’ impressions of textured and interesting cities from behind gallery walls and out into the world. We like how postcards can do that, how they can be passed from hand to hand, posted all around the world and kept, generally for longer than a Facebook update.


14 of Joburg’s most creative residents have each contributed an original artwork to The Postcard Revival Project, depicting in a single image what makes this city unique for them. Each artwork has then been made into a limited edition postcard series.


A one night only exhibition will be held in the beautiful Barbican Building, aptly overlooking the old Rissik Street post office, on the evening of the 16 May 2013. Both the original artworks and the postcards will be on display and for sale on the night. If you’d like to attend, you must RSVP here.


You can read more about the creatives involved in the project here.


Here’s a short teaser video for the project made by Lebogang Resethaba and Jacqueline Landey featuring the artwork of Nicola Taylor with music by Julian Redpath, all contributing creatives.


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