Location: (Rest of Africa)

VIDEO \\ Djerbahood: From The Sky

This cool video about the amazing Djerbahood mural project in Tunisa, North Africa, was released yesterday…

>> READ MORE

Keep reading →

NEWS \\ Djerbahood project in Tunisia

Check out some of the first walls painted for the Djerbahood mural project in Tunisia HERE.

South Africa’s Faith47 painted this amazing piece last month:

EVENT \\ Festigraff, Senegal Graffiti Festival 2014

We’ll be covering the 5th annual Festigraff graffiti festival that takes place in Dakar, Senegal. This year, South African artists Kasi and Falko have been invited to participate and will be sharing some photographs with us during the event. It looks like it’s going to be an exciting festival, big ups to the North African graffiti movement!

Follow the posts in our ‘Rest of Africa’ section here.

>> MORE INFO

FRIDAY FEATURE #6: Graffiti in Botswana

Graffiti and street art is still very young in South Africa when compared to places like New York, London and Berlin, even more so for the rest of Africa. Very little graffiti exists in other African states, but this is slowly changing as more international artists have been painting and traveling throughout the continent.

Jace, a graffiti artist from Réunion Island, was recently in South Africa and also painted in one of our neighbouring countries, Botswana…

Jace painted local tuckshops in Old Naledi as part of the Arts For Change initiative.

Photos by Sebastian Modak

Local artists also painted…

This week Arts For Change has been hosting creative art workshops for local youth. The next project will feature Kid Kréol & Boogie (Réunion Island) after they’ve painted at the City Of Gold Urban Art Festival in Johannesburg.


WHOOP WHOOP! Sound o’ da police…”

RUSHER and REPS are two Botswana writers currently on the down-low. These guys gained a huge Internet following with almost one million views for all their videos on YouTube! We asked RUSHER a few short questions…

How did you get into graffiti art?

I started writing in 2006 when we were driving home from a holiday trip in Durban. I always used to draw in the car – I drew things I noticed outside and eventually the graffiti that covered South African walls and bridges inspired me to start sketching. I started noticing the graffiti under the bridges, so every bridge we drove under I would jump from the right window to the left window to scan the walls for graffiti. I eventually did my first pieces ‘MF’ and ‘UFO’ and still have those exact pictures in my black book today! When I met Reps, in 2008 or 2009, I got him into writing and that’s when it started… It’s been a while now.

Describe painting and the scene in Botswana…

Botswana is still behind in the graffiti culture/lifestyle. In a way this is to our advantage, we are the ones inspiring others to start writing. I like competition and seeing new throws and pieces around the city, but that is often hard to find here. It’s always good putting new stuff on the streets so you can better others and yourself. We are not exposed to graffiti as much as other cities, many writers are born from the streets by noticing what they see on the walls and unfortunately there is not much here. Hopefully over time the people will become more accepting of the graffiti culture and it will slowly grow, we are the ones planting the seeds and getting it started.

I know a lot of youngsters notice our work and try copy it, but we don’t mind as long as they start writing. It’s nice to think we have inspired someone out there… The painting here is amazing, especially in winter, it’s our city! We love our country, our home…

I hope this isn’t the cops aahaha, if it is then fuck, it’s over, peace. Keep safe writers.

>> Check out more in our GRAFFITI AFRICA GALLERY

NEWS \\ Ma’Claim in Egypt

The infamous Ma’Claim crew have painted new murals in Egypt

>> Read more about it

Photos: Joel Sames
Source: www.maclaim.blogspot.com/

NEWS \\ Wide Open Walls 2011

Read all about Wide Open Walls 2011 in our Rest of Africa section. The project took place earlier this month in The Gambia and featured some great artists from all around the world.

CONTINUE READING

All photos by Jonx Pillimer, except where stated.

Best Ever (UK)

TIKA (Switzerland)

Bushdwellers (The Gambia)

ROA (Belgium)

Remed (Spain)

Selah (South Africa)

Know Hope (Israel)

Freddy Sam (South Africa), pic by Sydelle Willow Smith

>> WIDE OPEN WALLS 2011 OVERVIEW

NEWS \\ Roa in The Gambia

Street art darling, Roa, is in The Gambia. He painted an awesome animal piece, one of the first pieces of Wide Open Walls 2011.

Check out this video of his recent works:

ROA - White Walls from Colin M Day on Vimeo.

Wide Open Walls 2011 is from June 3-17.

>> MORE INFO

Africa Day - Graffiti in Africa

Today is Africa Day
We thought we’d share a piece that was painted a few years ago:

Ryza

Check out our Graffiti Africa Gallery for graffiti and street art in other African countries.

Many well-known international artists have visited the continent:

>> Banksy

>> C215

>> Chas (Loveletters Crew)

>> Jace

>> JR

>> Zéh Palito

>> Zoo Project

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/rest-of-africa/

PICS \\ Faith and Dal, Reunion Island

Faith and Dal were on Reunion Island in April for the Forum On Urban Culture 2011.

http://www.faith47.com/

http://www.daleast.com/