We’re launched a new event, the Street Art Cinemart!
Join us on Saturday 17 November at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
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WE’RE MORE ACTIVE ON INSTAGRAM THESE DAYS
THE DEFINITIVE SOUTH AFRICAN GRAFFITI & STREET ART WEBSITE.
We’re kicking off the year with the best highlights from 2015…
at Alliance Française de Durban
22 Sutton Crescent
Tel: 031 312 9582 / Fax: 031 312 2864
Free coffee & biscuits
RSVP before Thurs 14 at
“Jace is a graffiti artist originally from Le Havre in northern France who has lived on Reunion Island since he was 9 years old. He created Gouzou, a humorous, faceless character who remains fearless under any climate, in any circumstance and any country. It is Jace’s passion for drawing and his dream of an underground lifestyle that prompted him to specialize in graffiti art. Fascinated by the idea of transforming advertising posters, he has exhibited his work in many countries around the world. Eager to protect his freedom of expression, he no longer wants to solely express himself through Gouzou, and we can expect surprises during his residency in Durban.”
“Ntombenhle Mbongwe is studying at the KZNSA Durban Centre for Photography since last year, she’s a durbanite photographer and has been the winner of the Alliance Française Foundation photography competition in Kwazulu-Natal. She will follow Jace at every step of the residency and go to Reunion Island for the South African Season in France for the presentation of the work they’ve made together.”
“Jace will give a talk about his trips all round the world - together with the character he created 20 years ago, Gouzou - and about his residency/tour in South Africa & Botswana.”
And here’s Jace in Madagascar:
Conversations on Creativity is a series of monthly events that bring together creatives and the public to engage and celebrate creativity.
Curated by Creative Nestlings and hosted by a guest host, featuring creative individuals that we invite to share their stories.
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 16:00 – 18:00
The Lovell Gallery, 139 Albert Road, Woodstock.
As part of the process toward drafting a Public Art Regulatory Framework, the City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department, in partnership with the Lovell Gallery, will be hosting a public discussion that addresses the politics and practices around contemporary street art. This will be followed by a film screening of a street art documentary.
The discussion will be chaired by Zayd Minty; Manager of the City’s Arts and Culture Department. Panelists include: Farzanah Badsha (Creative Cape Town) and Roger van Wyk (Educentric cc) Augustine Kofie (international street artist), Ricky-Lee Gordon (Word of Art). The forum invites a discussion around cultural processes and practices of street art.
Grant Pascoe, the Mayoral Committee member for the Tourism, Events and Marketing Directorate has the following to say: “The City of Cape Town is committed to enabling creativity in our city. The World Design Capital 2014 accolade is evidence of our growing stature as a cultural capital. The promotion of Public Art, including Street Art, is critical to a city with aspirations to foster creativity. For this reason we are pleased to have brought this forum of artists, industry leaders and cultural practitioners to discuss Public Art. This forum is part of the City’s ongoing attempts to nurture local art and artists, to beautify and enliven city spaces and to create an enabling environment for public art”.
The following issues will also be tabled for public discussion: Street Art in the Social and Political life of the City, Street Art as Fine Art – addressing street art as visual culture and Public / Street Art Policies both nationally and internationally.
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Nikita Campbell:
Nikita.Campbell@capetown.gov.za / 021 417 4095
The next /A Word Of Art Artist Talk takes place on May 2nd in Cape Town. The event starts at 6pm and features six international creatives namely Pascal Paquette, Bikes, Scott Sueme, Elicser Elliott, Jalani Morgan and Catherine J Howard.
For more info on the event and all the artists who will be speaking click HERE.
/A WORD OF ART is proud to present their second artist talk. The talk will be held at the temporary residence while renovations are being completed on the previous space at the Woodstock Industrial Centre. Please come by to see what each artist has been working on during their time in Cape Town – studios will be open to the public, and each talk will be accompanied by a slideshow presentation.
This month’s speakers are:
Catherine J. Howard (Durham, NC) is a visual artist, an art technique/art history instructor and curator. She is currently running a project about community and social awareness in collaboration with Percy Bartley house.
Elicser Elliott (Toronto, Canada) is an aerosol artist who also works with animation, 3 dimensional sculpture/installation and acrylics/mixed media. He draws inspiration from the people and environments from his daily life, translating their images with his unique perception and gestural style.
Victoria Potter (Vancouver, Canada) is a photographer on the run. With portraiture and urban documentation as her primary focus, she enjoys traveling to find her next subjects.
Andrzej Urbanski’s (Berlin, Germany) work consists of paintings and objects of experimental forms, shapes, geometrical structures and a wide range of color-segments. These shapes, lines and segments are often taken directly from physical objects in the world around him, stripped to their basic geometries, rendered both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally with clean edges and opaque surfaces.
Where: 3 Garrick Road, University Estate, Cape Town
When: Thursday March 29th, 6-7:30pm