Durban has been a hive of activity recently with many mural and painting projects. From the Faith47 pillars in Warwick Triangle, to the Morrison Street murals and the Mandela Day project in the KwaMashu township.
Now; The Box Project -
Electricity boxes throughout the CBD were transformed as part of a fringe art intervention at the UIA 2014 conference, also in collaboration with Street Scene.
Photos: Jono Hornby
The names of the artists and the locations of the boxes are listed below:
- Box 7955 (Joe Kools) - Shaun Oakley
- Box 6772 (Pavillion Terrace) - Kev Ngwenya
- Box 25759 (Bike and Bean) - Dane Knudsen
- Box 11285 (Station Drive) - Daniel Nel
- Box 6339 (Autozone/Morrison Road) - Joshua Harman
- Box 24100 (Cool Runnings / Hunter Road) - Mookie Chapman
- Box 18699 (Corner Old Military Base/ Suncoast) - Tasheera Jai Jai
- Box 7996 (Budget/Bram Fischer Road) - Jonathan Blaine
- Box 25747 (Ushaka Free Parking) - Ewok
- Box 2744 (Standard Bank Building/ Kingsmead Way) - Tyran Roy
The project is the brainchild of Jonas Barausse of Street Scene and Gabriella Peppas from Ilifindo, who are working in collaboration with the eThekweni Municipality. The second and third stage of the project aims to move from Durban CDB into suburbia and surrounding townships. Barausse and Peppas aim to take this project into the private sector after the completion of phase three. With their “Adopt a Box” project, businesses will be able to sponsor the transformation of unsightly electrical boxes near them into public works of art, giving them the opportunity to play a role in beautifying their surroundings.