Cape Town – Wandering the streets of some of your favourite SA cities, it is always a rather pleasant surprise when you bump into artworks happily hosted by street walls, buildings, even bus hideouts.
Street art has been questioned by some in terms of its intent, but as with the more rebellious graffiti, it aims to connect its audience and increase their understanding on the chosen subject matter. Rather than an act of vandalism, many see this as a form of visual poetry engaging with the people of the city
In SA cities we are inspired and moved by the street art, as is the artist’s intention. A visit to Woodstock will introduce you to subject matter and execution that is simply awe-inspiring. Onlookers think twice about social matters as the art speaks to them.
Keep on the lookout for works by Nard Star, Chris Auret and Faith47.
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In Johannesburg, Newtown, Braamfontein, Maboneng and Troyville are all well-known for its epic street art spots. The best way to explore street art anywhere in SA is with a walking tour. Click here for more info on uncovering the street masterpieces of Jozi.
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Durbs also hides a few magnificent works of street art for those willing to take the time to find it. Contact Street Scene for enquiries about their graffiti tour and explore SA's best kept street art secret. You will spot some works by Durban artist Mook Lion.
And once you’ve seen what SA’s intriguing street art has to offer, this ParrotPrint Best of Street Art Infographic, which just so happens to include Cape Town, can help you chisel your international street art bucket list.
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