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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.

PICS \\ City of Gold Fest 2015 Overview

The 2015 City of Gold Urban Art Festival is done and dusted, and was one of the best yet! Big ups to Rasty & company, and all the sponsors, for pulling off a great graffiti event and putting South Africa on the world map once again…

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City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2015

This years City of Gold Urban Art Festival kicks off off on the 4th of October in Johannesburg. In it’s milestone 5th edition, this graffiti and street art event will feature international contemporaries…

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EVENT \\ Artmode (3rd Edition)

ArtMode Explores Different Nuances

Explore a world where art and music come alive at the next edition of ArtMode. Taking place at the exquisite Palms Centre in Woodstock, the ArtMode pop-up-gallery will open its giant antique wooden doors again on the 24th of July 2015.

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EVENT \\ Exhibition: THAT ART SPACE presents Neill Wright & Boeta Phyf

Introducing THAT ART FAIR‘s pop-up exhibition space, THAT ART SPACE, located in The Palms Décor and Lifestyle Centre, Woodstock (Cape Town).

The inaugural event features exhibitions by Neill Wright and Boeta Phyf. Each artist presents their playful interpretations of more serious societal issues, dealing alternatively with tragedy and comedy, replicating recognisable quotidian elements in an attempt to question the viewers’ perceptions of their environment…

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EVENT \\ Artmode (2nd Edition)

Artmode – A Collaboration of Art, Music and Creativity

For one night only ordinary people will have the opportunity to watch talented artists as they create unique works of art at Artmode. This annual event, cum exhibition, showcases artists across a diversity of styles, mediums, forms and influences…

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EVENT \\ Exhibition: Street Talk

* UPDATE: Event renamed to ‘Talking Streets’

Super excited about this upcoming exhibition as it is probably one of the ultimate collaborations of African-influenced street painters. Each of the artists’ diverse portfolios is rooted within our soil; ‘Africanism’ is a constant theme.

This amalgamation of graffiti artists and illustrators will hopefully produce an urban contemporary visual tale never seen before…

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AFRICA \\ Jidar Toiles de Rue - Street Art Fest in Morocco 2015

Jidar Street Canvas takes place from May 15-24. Various local and international street artists, graffiti artists and muralists will transform the walls of different neighborhoods in Rabat, Morocco.

The festival includes some of the world’s best in a celebration of both outdoor and indoor graffiti work…

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PICS \\ Back To The City Graffiti Competition 2015

Graffiti artists decorate the pillars under the M2 highway in Newtown, Johannesburg every year.
The crew efforts are judged in a competition as part of the Back To The City Hip Hop Festival.

This year, NVS crew were crowned winners. Photos of the freshly painted pieces below…

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PICS \\ Langa Graffiti Competition, Cape Town

The 2nd annual Langa Graffiti and Street Art Competition took place last weekend after being postponed due to a shortage of entries. View all the artworks that were created…

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EVENT \\ Viva Art Festival, Mamelodi 2015

Creating a Living Art Gallery in the Alaska Informal Settlement, Mamelodi East, near Pretoria. Calling all artists and crews to join for us a great day of writing, painting, music, dance and workshops in the best township vibe you will ever find!

Saturday 28 March
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Viva Village, Moshumi Street 36336, Alaska Informal Settlement, Mamelodi East…

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EVENT \\ Open Streets Langa (featuring Micro Galleries)

The next Open Streets day will again bring together skaters, cyclists, walkers, joggers, kids, adults, artists, musicians and others to enjoy a car-free space. Join in the fun on Sunday 29 March to experience some street magic in Langa, Cape Town.

Featuring some unique ‪street art through a collaboration between local artists and Micro Galleries

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EVENT \\ Durban Graffiti Tour with Street Scene

Street Scene are hosting another epic graffiti tour on Saturday the 28th March 2015 as part of the Graffiti South Africa book launch for Durban.

Durban continues to sustain a burgeoning underground culture, demonstrated most graphically on the walls of the city through what is arguably one of South Africa’s most hidden Street Art scenes. The story of the painted “Poison City” will have you walking the pathways of countless graffiti writers and artistic vigilantes, from the South Basin to Rivertown. You’ll never look at ‘graffiti’ the same way again…

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EVENT \\ Tracksides: An Urban Art Event

Tracksides is a multi-layered event showcasing local arts. The urban art event features the Graffiti SA book launch, sketch battles, customisation, live graffiti time lapse, group exhibitions, and more…

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EVENT \\ Picturing The City: Drawing Day

Join a large bunch of artists as they gather on the 9th storey rooftop of the Grand Central Parkade for a drawing project organised by the Jnr. Gallery. The artists will all make a series of sketches of the CBD skyline to be shown at the new gallery…

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PICS \\ Graffiti South Africa Book Launch, Johannesburg

The Johannesburg leg of the ‘Graffiti South Africa’ book launch took place at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein from 26 to 28 February.

The book launch featured a group exhibition with work by DekorOne, Riot, Veronika, Page33, Zesta, Ryza, Kevin Love, Ben Eagle, Myza420, Tapz, Nuke and Devo. The window mural was painted by FiyaOne & Rekso…

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EVENT \\ Table Sprays

Following a collab between PingOut & The Street Is The Gallery in Copenhagen last year September, we are proud to announce an exchange between the two initiatives that leads up to this event, Table Sprays…

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Graffiti South Africa Book: Johannesburg Launch

The Graffiti South Africa book launch for Johannesburg takes place from Thursday, February 26th until Saturday, February 28th at Kalashnikovv Gallery.

The three-day book launch features a group exhibition, book signing and graffiti tour, as well as some live graffiti painting.

The show will open on Thursday evening from 6.30pm and will include photographic work by the author and a small group exhibition. A book signing will be held on the Saturday morning, as well as a Braamfontein street art walking tour by Past Experiences…

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EVENT \\ Exhibition: Fortunes Remixed

Fortunes Remixed is an exhibition investigating freedom and identity in a democratic South Africa…

Featuring work by Burning Museum.

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Graffiti South Africa Book: Cape Town Launch

The Graffiti South Africa book launch in Cape Town takes place from 29-31 January, with thanks to our hosts Side Street Studios.

  • Thursday, 29 January - Book launch at Space Between Gallery
  • Friday, 30 January - Street Art Tour in Westridge
  • Saturday, 31 January - Book Signing, Live Graffiti and Street Art Tour in Woodstock

More details, including times and pricing, available after the jump…

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Graffiti South Africa Book: Launch Events

The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings.

Full details listed after the jump…

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