The politics and practices around contemporary street art will be the focus of a public discussion when artists, practitioners and policymakers meet on Wednesday 17 October at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
As part of the process toward drafting a public art regulatory framework, the City of Cape Town’s arts and culture department will host a public discussion on the cultural processes and practices of street art. The discussion will be started by panellists such as international street artist Augustine Kofie, /A Word of Art’s Ricky-Lee Gordon, Farzanah Badsha from Creative Cape Town and Roger van Wyk from Educentric cc, and will be chaired by Zayd Minty, manager of the City of Cape Town’s arts and culture department. This will be followed by a street art documentary screening.
The following topics will be also be tabled for public discussion: street art in the social and political life of the city, street art as fine art, addressing street art as visual culture, as well as public and street art policies both nationally and internationally.
“The City of Cape Town is committed to enabling creativity in our city. The World Design Capital 2014 accolade is evidence of our growing stature as a cultural capital. The promotion of public art, including street art, is critical to a city with aspirations to foster creativity. For this reason we are pleased to have brought this forum of artists, industry leaders and cultural practitioners to discuss public art. This forum is part of the City’s ongoing attempts to nurture local art and artists, to beautify and enliven city spaces and to create an enabling environment for public art,” says Grant Pascoe, mayoral committee member for the tourism, events and marketing directorate.
Interested? Make a note of the event details and RSVP
- Where: The Lovell Gallery, 139 Albert Road, Woodstock
- When: 16h00 – 18h00, Wednesday 17 October
- RSVP to Nikita Campbell (Nikita.Campbell@capetown.gov.za and 021 417 4095)