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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.

AFRICA \\ Zoo Project in Tunisia

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EXCLUSIVE PICS \\ Back To The City 2011 - Completed Pieces

The annual Back To The City Festival took place a few days ago. Here are some pics of the graffiti pieces that were painted:

Hades, Jokr, Tower, What

Mak1one, El Nino aka Sex (Spain), Falko, Gogga

T-Mac, Kef1, Smak, Fumez

Kanz, Snot, Mozi

Nomad, Lunar

Pork, Nuke, Mesar

Monk, Cre8, Las1, Reap, Dyne, Anser, Syk

Toys, Beva, Tone, Bongz, Drake, Erase, Spotz

Ryza (Heal)

AOS

Psalm1

Falko Splitpiece

Falko is back in the small town of Darling (about 75km from Cape Town) to paint more splitpieces. Having recently been there for his project “The Darling Made Me Do It” in February, he is back again for part two: “Sportscene Made Me Do It In Darling”.

With the help of fellow artists Jadas, Nardstar and Seth, the aim is to create 8 splitpieces and 27 individual murals in close proximity, thus turning this residential area into a vibrant living gallery.

The splitpiece is an original and groundbreaking development in the graffiti world. The concept of splitpiece is to take one image and divide it into 3-8 sections. Each section is painted in a different area and each of these sections stands alone as an artwork, with its own meaning, in its respective location. Once all sections are completed the photographs of the various sections are brought together to make one fully comprehensive image.


We’re looking forward to seeing the completed images. Previous splitpiece projects have been really mind blowing. Great to see stuff like this happening in our country as it gives artists a chance to share their thoughts and visions with smaller communities and it also unites people in an entirely new way.

All splitpieces are being produced for a future book and the living gallery of Akkerboom street in Darling can be marketed as a tourist attraction.

Follow the project on Facebook

Watch videos of other Falko splitpieces

EVENT \\ Upcoming Exhibitions in Cape Town

TONIGHT (15 April 2011)

More info

NEXT WEEK

An exhibition of new works by /A Word Of Art artists in residence Indigo (Canada) and David Shillinglaw (UK).

More info

AFRICA \\ Graffiti of the Libyan Revolution

Photo by: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images

View all the photos from Foreign Policy HERE

And read the unfortunate story of graffiti revolutionary, Kais al-Hilali, HERE

EVENT \\ Back To The City 2011

Only two weeks until Joburg’s biggest Hip Hop event - The Back To The City Freedom Day Festival. In its 5th year running the event will take place on Freedom Day (27 April 2011) and will feature over 30 MC’s, DJ’s, B-boys, Beatbox and skateboard competitions, and of course the graffiti pillars.

Taking place by Ritual Stores in Newtown (cnr. Bree and Henry Nxumalo) from 9.30am til 11pm. R60 gets you in. RSVP here.

More info:
http://www.backtothecity.co.za/
http://www.backtothecitysa.blogspot.com/

AFRICA \\ Cairo Trains

Train bombing in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo part from Papas Vol. 2 video:

Huslaz whole car:

WOA in Cape Town

We’ve been seeing some very interesting developments in Cape Town recently. All coming from /A Word of Art.

A Word of Art is all about supporting artists and creating upliftment through art projects. Some of the projects include the Write On Africa project and Artist in Residency programme, and the more recent I Art SA community mural project.

All of these projects are doing great work for communities - creating inspiration and beautifying neighbourhoods like Woodstock - and the diverse mixture of artists and art styles is something exciting to see.

Rejuvenation Project: Percy Bartley House

Artist in Residency programme

The Artist in Residency programme has brought some wonderful international artists to the city of Cape Town. It is all about having artists and musicians from other countries, as well as other parts of South Africa, living and working in a studio at the WOA headquarters in the Woodstock Industrial Centre.

The visiting artists have each published their trip in a unique blog:

  • We Are Visual (Hamburg, Germany)
    Dec 2010 to Jan 2011
    http://awoa-residency.blogspot.com/

  • Tika (Switzerland/Berlin/Rio)
    Jan 2011 to March 2011
    http://awoa-residency-tika.blogspot.com/

  • Peter Aerschman (Switzerland)
    Jan 2011 -March 2011
    http://awoa-residency-peter.blogspot.com/

  • BoaMistura (Madrid, Spain) :
    March - April 2011
    http://awoa-residency-boamistura.blogspot.com/

Watch a video of BoaMistura in Cape Town

New Artists in Residency (April 2011):

  • Indi Go (Canada)
    http://indigoestocapetown.wordpress.com/

  • David Shillinglaw (UK)
    http://awoa-residency-davidshillinglaw.blogspot.com/

And South African artist Senyol is set to visit Finland.
http://awoa-residency-paulsenyol.blogspot.com/

I Art SA

I Art SA is a community mural project aimed at promoting artists and interacting with the communities of Woodstock and Soweto. An exhibition will be held after each project which will raise funds for Write On Africa to help those in need.

Read more HERE

I Art Woodstock

Artists that took part:

View pictures of the murals HERE and see them in real life HERE.

Write On Africa

Write On Africa are all about social change and they are helping out all over Africa.

More:

http://www.a-word-of-art.co.za/
http://www.writeonafrica.org/
http://www.i-art-sa-project.com/

AFRICA \\ JR in Kenya II

Reportage on JR in Kibera, Kenya 2009 by A24media

AFRICA \\ Iker & Muro in Senegal

Ductos Graff (Iker & Muro) in Dakar

AFRICA \\ Wide Open Walls 2010

Wide Open Walls, an Art Safari, is a new annual arts project that takes place in The Gambia. Seven artists took part in 2010 where they painted villages such as Kubuneh in the Makasutu Culture Forest over two weeks.

All photo’s by Ian Cox of WallKandy

Read an interview with Eelus, one of the artists and curator of the project, HERE

>> Follow the Wide Open Walls Project here

Check out the video below:

AFRICA \\ C215 in Morocco

French street artist C215 did his thing in Morocco in 2009.
View his pics from Casablanca HERE and his pics from Fes HERE.

AFRICA \\ JR in Kenya

French photographer/street artist/activist JR visited the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya as part of his 28 Millimetres project.

This work is also featured in his feature film Women Are Heroes which was released on January 12 2011.

AFRICA \\ Banksy in Africa

The infamous street artist Banksy was in Africa for a short stint in 2009. The works are thought to be in Mali, though some say he might have visited Cairo.

AFRICA \\ Jace in Madagascar

Street artist Jace (born in France and now living on Reunion Island) went to Anakao in Madagascar in 2009. He was there for two weeks; living with the people and painting lots of fishing boats.

AFRICA \\ Morocco Graffiti 04

Tetuan Raps 2008
(AS2 SCRO SKEW REINA ANTRAS)

AFRICA \\ Morocco Graffiti 03

Graffiti in Tanger

AFRICA \\ Morocco Graffiti 02

Motor in Morocco

AFRICA \\ Morocco Graffiti 01

Ston graffiti, Morocco

AFRICA \\ Senegal Graffiti 02

Diabetes awareness with graffiti, Dakar 2009

AFRICA \\ Purp in Senegal

Alessandro Cocchia (Purp) in Dakar

AFRICA \\ Senegal Graffiti 01

Graffiti in Dakar

AFRICA \\ Essen from Kenya

Essen, graffiti artist - representing Umoja – Kenya

AFRICA \\ Positive Graffiti Messages in Kenya

Masai Mbili and Solo7 create messages of peace in the ruins of Kibera, Kenya (March 2008)