The Street Art Cinemart is back for its second installment. The boutique event series is a local graffiti event that promises to deliver exciting local and international graffiti content.
The platform, which debuted in November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, introduced various elements such as the premieres of groundbreaking urban art films, walking tours of the city to explore the art in its environment, a diverse group exhibition featuring renowned national artists from multiple cities, as well as a live painting demonstration by one of the country’s most talented artists.
Curated by Cale Waddacor, author of South Africa’s first graffiti and street
art book, Graffiti South Africa (Schiffer Books USA, 2014), the multi-faceted
event aims to bring the work to a new audience while fostering the local scene. It is an advocate for the culture and intends to build a positive,
educational showcase of urban contemporary art and expression.
The second installment of this mind-blowing event introduces two new elements, these being a sketch club and a stencil workshop. Graffiti artists share their work on the streets for the enjoyment of others.
Together with involvement from the public, the Street Art Cinemart is also looking to include sketch battles, merchandise and apparel, and a coloring book relating to the exhibition. A new selection of films and exhibiting artists keep the content fresh.
The elements available at the event include:
Those attending the event will get to spend some time in The Bioscope cinema with an assortment of short films and documentaries from around the world – many of which will be playing for the first time in SA.
• All She Wrote Anthology (2016) **South Africa Premiere**
• Art War (2014) **South Africa Premiere**
• Bordalo II: A Life of Waste (2017) **South Africa Premiere**
• Faces Places (2017) **South Africa Premiere, Oscar-Nominated**
• Southapedia Mural Festival (2019)
The book and zine stall offers a fine selection of local print publications.
The Street Art Cinemart is proud to also launch some new titles this year.
• Conform’s ‘Architexture’ zine (debut publication, exclusive launch)
• 2kil’s ‘… is a Snitch’ zine (a mix of graffiti and photography)
• ‘QSTRNG, vol. 3’ zine (launching the third installment from the Quest Boys)
• ‘OptOne’ zine (a South African graffiti legend, published by Brainmush Press)
• ‘Graffiti South Africa’ book (5th anniversary of the landmark publication)
• ‘Scrawble, vol. 2’ zine (more random mark-making found on the streets)
• ‘Public Space’ (seminal publication highlighting Cape Town’s street art boom)
• ‘Coexist’ zine (photographic zine by Cale Waddacor)
• ‘Juvenile’ zine, issue 1 & 2 (emerging South African illustrators)
• ‘Amalgamation’ zine by Not Another Art Hub (collaborative illustrations)
• More zines by Ello, Jack Singer, and others
Book a street art walking tour and soak up the culturally diverse Maboneng
precinct with Jo Buitendach from Past Experiences, and explore a range of murals by both local graffiti artists and renowned international urban artists, while learning about the intricacies and history of the culture.
The walking tours will take place between 10 am – 11.30 am and spots should be booked at email@example.com.
Cost: R 100.00 p/p (students, pensioners and school kids: R 80.00)
Bring sunscreen, a hat, and good walking shoes.
The group exhibition returns with a brand new line-up of graffiti and street
artists from across the country. All artworks are available for purchase in
limited editions, as well as older prints from the Cinemart Vault.
Participating artists include:
ChowMein, Dbongz, Khosa, LoveLeigh, Mars, Mr Migo, Nardstar, Rare, Rasty, Rekso and Tyke
Crafting your own unique style is an important step for any budding graffiti
artist. Grab a Sharpie fine point marker, supplied by Sharpie South Africa, and doodle to your hearts desire as part of the Sketch Club. The commemorative colouring book will also be
Neighbourhood stencil collective, African Icons, will host a stencil workshop. Learn how to design, cut and spray your own stencil.
The event will be held at The Bioscope Independent Cinema and adjacent Chalkboard Cafe in Maboneng on the 26th of October from 10 am to 10 pm. Although entrance to the event is free, there is a ticket fee for the cinema programme.