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This blog features news, pictures and event info to keep you updated with what is happening in the world of South African graffiti and street art.

NEWS \\ Grafikama Artist Residency and Exhibition

GRAFIKAMA (Service Peinture) is an artist residency currently taking place in Nantes, France and features South African street artists Nardstar*, r1. and Alphabet Zoo. The show forms part of a strew of exhibitions conceptualised by Pick Up Production and artist Kazy Usclef for the Voyage à Nantes cultural project. The residency aims to showcase “graphic creation around the world”…

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EVENT \\ Writing the City by David Lurie

Hazard Gallery in association with Sulger-Buel Lovell presents the Johannesburg edition of David Lurie’s solo exhibition, Writing The City.

I turn my attention to the…placards, banners, billboards, posters…which inform and direct us…All cities have been…full of public texts: all the signs of capital and commerce…indications of private property, and elements of systematic ordering and regulation…The public space of cities is constituted in important ways by these public texts…

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EVENT \\ Exhibition: Ebony & The Ivories

Grayscale Gallery is pleased to present EBONY AND THE IVORIES an exhibition of photographic prints by FALKO.
Grayscale Gallery is pleased to present EBONY AND THE IVORIES, an exhibition of photographic prints by FALKO ONE (Cape Town).

Falko is notably one of South Africa’s most well known and respected graffiti artists, with a career spanning almost three decades he has been highly influential on the growth of the local graffiti culture and inspired multiple generations of artists…

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Q&A \\ Interview with Damn Vandal

This vandal has evolved into one of the most sought after artists in South Africa’s graffiti community, and IS literally killing the streets with pure fire.

Damn Vandal, a Durban-based multi-disciplinary artist, has been painting for over twelve years and has infused his childhood love for comics with illustrative vector designs to create his own unique brand of graffiti art. Bright, bold, colourful and clean, his artworks have earned him many commissions with magazines, offices and brands, as well as the auto mobile customs industry where he has freely painted more than a couple luxury vehicles…

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Q&A \\ Interview with r1.

r1. is a fascinating street artist, and one of the most active in South Africa. We have been following his work with a close eye ever since he began to hit the streets locally around 2011/2012. From installations that he calls ‘Ínterventions’, to various ‘Projects’ featuring chevron signs, wooden pallets, compact discs or foil, his artistic skill-set knows no boundaries when it comes to media - he is quite the handy-man!

Recently, we asked him about his ideologies, art history, the local arena and his upcoming projects…

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EVENT \\ ULTRA Langa

The Langa Quarter Street Art Competition is back for 2016, re-branded as ULTRA, the event has been ongoing through this week with pieces nearing completion…

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