One thing I’ve learned on our trip is that there are artists expressing themselves everywhere and in every way possible! It’s been so inspiring seeing so much – lots of craftwork, many jewelers, a few textile artists and, of course, painters! Today I present some of the street art we’ve come across here in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s been nice to see it again after learning that it really isn’t common in Tanzania. Apparently there it would be looked at as odd by the villagers according to our guide, David. Here, like in much of South America, it seems to be pretty common in the more derelict areas which then start to draw more money back in – sort of a gentrification process. That’s what was taking place in Buenos Aires and here it is happening in the Woodstock neighborhood where we first stayed in town.
After Woodstock, we moved to a more upscale area called Tamboerskloof. Being a more monied area, there aren’t so many big, open walls…so not as many paintings. There’s still one or two, though!
This next piece we saw on the grounds of the South African National Gallery. How great is that? Street art at the National Gallery!!!
Then there’s the area known as the Gardens. It’s got a number of studios around it, as well as most of the cities museums…and a bit of street art to boot!
The interestingly named area of Bo-Kaap finishes things off for this post…
Ahhh, I do love me some great street art!