Johannesburg is an amazing city to visit for many reasons, not the least of which is a burgeoning art scene in several up-and-coming neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods is Maboneng, which is undergoing a renaissance of art, culture, music, food, and life.
More about Maboneng will be included in a future post but this one is dedicated to the street art of this area as well as others within Joburg. Street art has come a long way from the graffiti tags of the early 1980s.
Around Joburg, it is vibrant, colorful, experimental, beautiful, challenging, and often at once a memory of South Africa’s turbulent history and a tribute to its bright future.
If you can get to Johannesburg, make your way through the local art museums but ensure to keep your eyes open for these and many other pieces around the city by some lesser-known, yet ultra-talented local artists.
What are your favorites? What cities have you visited and seen some great street art? Please comment below; we love to hear from you!