Earlier this week, we showed the different illustrations local artists put together to celebrate the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup win. Creatives from different parts of the country continue to celebrate and honour the Springboks following the exciting news.
A group of Durban street artists namely EwokesSAy, Mook Lion, Dane Stops, and Giffy Duminy painted a mural in honour of the Springboks – featuring Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, the Webb Ellis Trophy as well as the South African flag, on a wall in Problem Mkhize Road, formerly known as Cowey Road.
EwokeSAy told DispatchLIVE that everybody was ridiculously excited after the win on Saturday, for many reasons.
“On my way to work, I was just so amped to get something up. So I put the word out to a group of artists on a WhatsApp group. I basically asked, ‘Hands up, whose’s down to paint a tribute?’
“And we have that wall. That wall is almost an institution itself. It is the wall of photographer Val Adamson and she has let us use it since 2006 to paint art and murals,” he said.
The group came up with the concept after sharing ideas and sketches on WhatsApp for almost twenty minutes. After coming up with a basic design for the mural, the artists arrived at the location on Sunday morning, just under twenty-fours after South Africa had been named the rugby world champions.
With this mural, the artists wanted to keep the fire burning, the phenomenal fire that the whole country felt from Saturday morning. “We wanted to extend that. We wanted to make sure there was a mural up for Monday morning traffic. We wanted to make sure that people kept the vibe going as long as possible,” adds EwokesSAy.