Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that I absolutely love graffiti and street art. It makes me happy 🙂 When I’m travelling, or even just walking my city I’m constantly stopping to snap pics of funky street art. In fact my header image on this blog is my photo of a street mosaic taken in Joburg’s mining district done by artist Marco Cianfanelli.
One of my first guest blog posts I was asked to do was for the Standard Bank Arts blog on Joburg’s street art scene. Here’s a preview… with a link below if you want to read more.
“The beauty of street art is that it’s accessible to everybody. There’s a lack of pretentiousness in street art, normally associated with mainstream art forms. Joburg’s streets offer art lovers and street culture fans an increasing abundance of urban art to explore, photograph and contemplate…”
Joburg street art gallery
Here are a few of my street art pics taken around Joburg. I have hundreds more, but I’ll leave some for other posts!
There’s street art all over the inner city Joburg, its suburbs and townships if you’re willing to look for it. Most of these pics were taken around Newtown, Troyeville and Maboneng. Braamfontein and Soweto are also great for street art hunting. For more on Jozi street art check out Mr Baggin’s graffiti hunter blog. You might also want to check out this post on street art in Woodstock in Cape Town.
If you’re interested in street art, I highly recommend taking a Graffiti Walking Tour of Joburg by Past Experiences, a local walking tour company that is passionate about art in the city. They offer regular short walking tours on weekends, perfect for locals and are reasonably priced.
Check out their Facebook page for their latest tours