Durban graffiti artist and illustrator Damn Vandal hosts his first home-city solo exhibition…Keep reading →
Street artist and illustrator extraordinaire Lisolomzi Pikoli, a.k.a. Mr Fuzzy Slipperz, is set to launch his first monograph made possible by Olafur Eliason’s “Little Sun” grant via the Stevenson Gallery.
The ‘Man Like Mountain: Of Memory and Scar’ book will be launched with an exhibition as well as film screening…Keep reading →
NSFW: A Solo Exhibition by Dane Stops
7 November at 17:40 to 21 November at 16:00
Durban University of Technology Art Gallery
51 Steve Biko (formerly Mansfield) Road, Durban
The exhibition consists of work completed in partial fulfillment of a Master’s degree in Graphic Design. This body of work is an investigation into the artistic exploration of…Keep reading →
Internationally renowned street artist Falko returns home to Cape Town after embarking on a journey to share street art with the people of South Africa’s small towns, dorpies and settlements. The mission of this project, known as Once Upon A Town, was to uplift communities and change the locals’ perception of value and their surroundings…Keep reading →
In this intriguing episode of CNN’s Inside Africa report, the homogeneous link between modern day graffiti art and San rock paintings are explored…Keep reading →
For the third instalment of the Westdene Graffiti Project - a suburban make-over - we recap all the new walls painted in 2016, from January to June…Keep reading →
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”…Keep reading →
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“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…
The 6th edition of Art Rising, recognising the June 16th uprising…Keep reading →
Graffiti South Africa founder, Cale Waddacor, was asked to write an article for Between 10 & 5‘s Africa month in May, 2016. Waddacor took the opportunity to highlight some of his favourite moments in African graffiti and street art, most of which have previously been covered on this blog…Keep reading →
“Dystopia, a Fairytale of Grim Reality” is an upcoming exhibition by Paul Kneen (UK). This is his first solo show after making South Africa home for the past six years…Keep reading →
4givn paints a rhino mural outside The Winston Pub in Durban, 2015.
Portrait by Righteous Photography.
Tribute piece in Cape Town by Giffy, Phaks, Migo, BobD and co.
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…Keep reading →
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…Keep reading →
Two recent videos documenting Cape Town’s train writing scene -
- Hello from Cape Town
- La Pintura (Official trailer)
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…Keep reading →
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…Keep reading →
Mars painted this epic “Refreshing Like That” piece for Sprite towards the end of 2015…Keep reading →
The Westdene Graffiti Project has been growing weekly, with around 40 walls painted in 2015. The overall aim of the project is to highlight the talented work of graffiti writers, while brightening up the neighbourhood and taking away any negative connotation surrounding the art form…Keep reading →
First week of the year and artists are already exerting force on the spray can nozzle…Keep reading →
A lot has been happening around the African continent that makes us very excited. These “Out of Africa” posts will gather a selection of the best recent pieces and murals that we have not shared on the site before…Keep reading →
We’re kicking off the year with the best highlights from 2015…
- Graffiti South Africa Book Launches and Exhibitions
- Videos Round-up
- Woodcuts by Boeta Phyf
- Pastelheart (RIP) Tribute
- Competitions & Graffiti Jams Recap
- Falko’s Once Upon A Town Project
- Westdene Grafiti Project
- City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2015
- Rest of Africa
- Graffiti Artist of the Year
- NEW Graffiti South Africa Website