Graffiti South Africa The definitive African graffiti and street art website.

2015 Round-up: What We Missed

Besides from a few events and exhibitions that we never posted, here are a few other highlights from 2015 we didn’t share. In no particular order:


Djerbahood book

Read an interview with Djerbahood founder, Mehdi Ben Cheikh, by Art South Africa HERE

The Grifters “Graffiti without Graffiti” book, featuring some yard action in the Cape

Style File magazine, Issue 45 “Fresh File”, featuring Toe and Sure


The Cape Town-based art collective made their way through Europe, exhibiting and speaking. Countries include Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

Fortunes Remixed” travelling exhibition (November 2014 - April 2015)

Art South Africa Project Space, Cape Town

Art South Africa Project Space, Cape Town

Underculture Gallery, Port Elizabeth

Bag Factory, Johannesburg

“The Mission and the Message” part of Boundary Objects, a group exhibition at Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (June 2015)

Addressing the Headquarters” talk at Framer Framed, Amsterdam
Photos by Marlise Steeman

In the Same Boat” exhibition at CA2M, Madrid (November 3th 2015 - February 28th 2016)
Photos by Andres Arranz

Cover Version” exhibition at Gallery MOMO, Cape Town



After the initial art residency in 2014 (The Flatlands Tour), Ism Skism is back with a new group of artists.

The escapade was entitled “Mojalefa”, translating to ‘Heir, after one of the children who was both an inspiration and participant in the making of one of the pieces. An apt name given the nature of the project.

Artwork by SethOne, Fuzzy Slipperz, Skubalisto and Johnny Koel



Jo’burg graffiti artist, Mars, has been working with big brands like Sprite and Nandos throughout the year.He has also been using his skills to help promote various brand activations.

Datsun GObeYou competition

Design your own Datsun GO and stand a chance to win one.

BBM Stickathon

Sticker design competition

Design by Mars

Winning designs by Wesley van Eeden a.k.a Resoborg / Riot Kidd

Notable illustration by Mr Migo

View all entries HERE


Durban street artist, Mook Lion, was featured on CNN’s African Voices.

Watch the video HERE


Tattoo and graffiti artist, Tyler B. Murphy, released two prints of Die Antwoord via 1x Run

Pretty Wise & Chappie - Limited Edition Prints
12 X 17 inch Letterpress Print on Hand-Deckled 250gsm Stonehenge Natural Fine Art Paper



Award-winning South African filmmaker Rowan Pybus has released “No Standing Anytime”, an online artwork inspired by a new series of works by Faith47 in New York City.

Faith spent part of her summer painting a series of otherworldly birds around New York. Titled The Psychic Power of Animals, the ongoing project brings the energy of nature back into the urban metropolis, softening the harsh city architecture with the gracefulness and spirit-like presence of the swans. “There’s an inherent irony in recreating nature on cement, so the series is a nostalgic reminder of what we’ve lost but also an attempt to reintegrate that into the present,” says Faith47. “We have become so distanced from nature, so these murals are an attempt to reconnect us with the natural world.”



Cape Town muralist, Freddy Sam a.k.a Ricky Lee Gordon, was invited to various festivals throughout the year. He also painted various commission pieces.

Walk&Talk Public Art Festival, Azores, Portugal

Matheran Green Festival, India

Everfresh residency, Melbourne, Australia

I am You/You are Me”, Parow, Cape Town

There is life beyond HIV”, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Collaboration with Patrick Holo and Velile Soho
Artwork designed through workshops held with HIV+ patients
Produced by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)

Reflections”tapestry for Access City building, Maboneng, Johannesburg

“Reflections”tapestry for Access City building, Maboneng, Johannesburg

We Are The Waves in this Ocean exhibition, New Orleans, USA

Artesano Project, Nagua, Dominican Republic


Take a look at our updated gallery section for more images of artwork on the streets.