8 South African Artworks and Installations in Nando’s Restaurants Around the World

Nando’s have come a long way since they opened their first restaurant in Johannesburg in 1987, but one thing is sure – they haven’t forgotten their roots. In 2001 Nando’s started their Global Arts Initiative in support of local artists, and they now have an impressive collection of over 7500 original pieces by South African artists in Nando’s restaurants and offices across the globe. So, for this week’s edition of List Wednesdays we’re taking a look at 8 iconic Nando’s art installations around the world.

 

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art Mosaic Studio

 

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

 

Nando’s Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

Contemporary style mosaic with Venetian glass, ceramic and mortar elements, engineered, semiprecious and natural stone; direct method

3 x 18m

*Winner of British Association for Modern Mosaic (BAMM) award 2012

*Winner BASA (Business Day Business and Art Award) 2012, International Sponsorship Category

 

Washington Graffiti (2011) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

 

Washington Graffiti (2011) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

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Nando’s Bethesda Row, Washington DC, USA

Aerosol spray and acryilic paint on board

3.25 x 4.5m; 3.25 x 5.3; 3.25 x 2.2m

 

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art 

 

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

 

Nando’s Woodbridge, Virginia, USA

Aerosol spray and acrylic paint on board

5.2 x 2.3m; 5.2 x 3.75m

 

Toronto Graffiti (2013) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art 

 

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Nando’s Bay Street, Toronto, Cananda

Aerosol spray and acrylic paint on canvas

2.4 x 2.2m

 

The Yards Billboard (2013) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya, executed on site by Colossal Media and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

 

The Yards Billboard (2013) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya

 

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Nando’s The Yards, Washington, USA

Acrylic paint on board

3.1 x 7.3m

 

Accidental Art, Long Street Mural (2014) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya, executed by Colossal Media and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

 

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Accidental Art Nando's Long Street

Accidental Art Nando's Long Street

Accidental Art Nando's Long Street

 

Nando’s Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Enamel paint on building facade

6.4 x 7.8m

#WDC522

 

Stratford Pages (2011) produced by Yellowwoods Art Ceramic Studio

 

Stratford Pages (2011)

Stratford Pages (2011)

 

Nando’s Westfield Stratford City, London, United Kingdom

1400 Hand-produced ceramic tiles

100 x 150mm each

 

Stratford Columns (2011) produced by Qubeka Bead Studio and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

 

Stratford Pages (2011)

Stratford Columns (2011)

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Nando’s Westfield Stratford City, London, United Kingdom

Hand-rolled paper spiral cladding from old magazine pages 5.2 x 0.84m (diameter) each

Facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

 

Look out for more art projects at the following Nando’s restaurants later in 2014:

Nando’s Gardens, Kloof Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Nando’s Central Kitchen, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nando’s Star City, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Nando’s Springfield, Virginia, USA

Nando’s Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

 

See more Artworks in Nando’s restaurants and other Site Specific Installations.

 

Read more about the Nando’s Accidental Art Initiative taking place as part of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014. Find Nando’s on FacebookTwitter and check out their Website for more information.

 

More List Wednesdays.

 

 

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