In the beginning of October, Joburg hosted the City of Gold Festival – a graffiti and urban arts festival that included international as well as local artists. I wrote about it briefly in my earlier post. The main aim of this festival is to make Johannesburg a graffiti destination and to dispel the negative notions associated with this art form.
During the festival, I took a walking tour of Jeppestown with my favourite tour company, Past Experiences. That day was the first time I actually saw some of the artists’ at work and took tons of pictures of the unfinished walls which though incomplete, looked beautiful..
Some of the artists’ that I was lucky enough to observe that day were Adnate from Australia, Above from America, Canadian artist Mediah and Joburg’s very own, Bias and Mars. Although cape Town artist, Falko One, was not painting in Jeppestown that day, we saw a few of his adorable elephants. He has painted several more in different parts of Joburg!
Today I was finally able to go and see the finished walls, and I must say – Jeppestown is looking truly graffi-tified!
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Below are the finished murals from Jeppestown, Johannesburg.