Cape Town’s walls have been graced with explosions of colour. Gorgeous, top-notch murals are free pieces of art which can be found in the city. The creativity of street artists continues to thrive despite the city’s Graffiti-By-law which was passed in 2010 making many of these murals illegal. Despite this you will be able to find murals in Langa, Observatory, Woodstock and District 6 and in the CBD to name a few. I’m in awe of the murals some have clear messages some are ambiguous. There are political murals, those advocating for wildlife preservation, women empowerment and some are just there to be pretty.
The annual International Public Art Festival (IPAF) is coming up soon it starts on the 12th of February and ends on the 14th. The IPAF will bring together both local and international muralists who will be creating new murals in Salt River. This is a free event and tours of the murals are donation based. To find out more about it see:http://ipafest.co.za/ . Given that the IPAF is around the corner I figured I’d share some images of the murals you can see in Cape Town.
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