As part of their Accidental Art project which is aimed at taking art onto the streets, Nando’s flew Colossal Media from the US to Cape Town to translate one of local artist Xolile Mtakatya’s pieces onto a mural. Colossal is renowned for their precise hand-painted murals and outdoor advertisements, and the Accidental Art mural […]
Local artist Xolile Mtakatya first began drawing on the walls of the prison cells where he was detained for political activism. Now, almost 30 years later, he is a well established artist with over 200 pieces in Nando’s restaurants and offices around the world. He’s been involved in the Nando’s Artist […]
In South Africa the RVCA Artist Network Program hosts regular exhibitions and makes projects possible for artists be they large scale murals, self-published ‘zines or product collaborations, all somewhat informed by or catering to young creative South Africa.
A collection of local creatives whose work is inspired by the city, reflecting the manufactured beauty of the urban jungle.
Township Art Tours, started in Khayelitsha by Juma Mkwela and Shani Judes, aims to shine a light in a stereotypical dark place and that light is public art.
Street artist r1 produces urban interventions to transform city spaces and create new visual alternatives. His latest piece, ‘Yield’, is found in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Nardstar is an artist whose work has graced walls from Cape Town to New York. Here’s an interview we recently did with her.
Today’s Oh Wow! is a collection of illustrations inspired by nostalgic games and food, a hilarious web comic, beautiful prints of deconstructed bicycles and more.
A timelapse video by Rory Allen capturing the making of artist Chris Auret’s Woodstock mural made to promote SA’s official submission to the 2014 Academy Awards, Four Corners.
A little while back we featured a selection of urban interventions by artist r1. This is his most recent project, an installation in collaboration with a man who lives on the streets which r1 calls his canvas.
Mainstreetwalks and AREA3 are opening up the streets of inner city Johannesburg with free guided public art walks through the CBD.
The Dreams Close To Home tour saw 3 Joburg-based artist friends embark on a road trip across the country, painting murals and documenting their adventure.
Mr Fuzzy Slipperz is Lisolomzi Pikoli, an independent illustrator and artist currently based in Johannesburg who has updated his site with some really inspiring work.
Coming from a fine arts background, r1’s work ranges from sculpture to street art murals to installations; all usually found in public spaces.
Just over 2 years ago, PaintingTheTown made a call for submissions for a graffiti book they wanted to produce. Painting Cape Town: Graffiti from South Africa is the result and is ready for orders!