INTRODUCING IPAF 2018

Cape Town International Public Art Festival

For the second edition of the festival,
we decided that the message that we feel needs to be relayed as our theme, is a strong one which hits deep consciousness about the mishandling of nature.

"Nature Doesn’t Need Us, We Need Nature".

NATURE DOESN'T NEED US

Nature has a way of “getting rid” of those who cannot adapt to its way of being and surely the human race is at stake. It is time to mould our behaviour accordingly.

IPAF believes that a change in the behaviour fundamentally starts in the mind. A small incremental change in the way we think, spurs on an evidential change in our behaviour.

WE NEED NATURE

When it comes to the issues pertaining to Global warming and its effects, caused primarily by the over consumerous nature of us humans, we are all quite aware. This time, it hits home with the current water crisis in Cape Town.

Cape Town and the rest of the world are in dire situations when it comes to the effects of Global warming and failing to care for the planet and its resources. It can be observed through droughts, ever fluctuating weather conditions, food insecurity and so much more.

The threat of the over consumption pertaining to water, and other natural resources are real, and there is no escaping its effects.

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The Program

10-19 FEBRUARY

SALT RIVER - CAPE TOWN

1O Days allocated for artists to complete murals around and spectator engagements (LIVE ART)

EVERYDAY

WorkshopsLearn how to use a spray can with a professional artists

Guided ToursWatch artists paint live

9-13th of FEB

Artists to start painting their murals

14th of FEB

Official day @14:00

15-19th of FEB

Completion of murals

19th of FEB

Artists Braai

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The Artists

10-19 feb 2018

Lining up local and international artists from all around the globe.

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IPAF 2018 IPAF 2017

Already on the map

The inaugural International Public Art Festival (IPAF) took place in and around Salt River, Cape Town from the 10th until the 19th of February 2017

The festival’s aim was to beautify the district, showcase local and international talent and take art out of the usual galleries: right to the streets of Cape Town.

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During the festival

10th to 19th of February

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Salt River

Art District

The Cape Town suburb of Salt River is situated between Observatory and Woodstock. It is a predominantly industrial suburb with a host of clothing and textile factories, the Lion Match factory and the Snowflake flour towers looming over the landscape.

CHANGES AFOOT

Because of its convenient location, proximity to the CBD and heritage architecture, this area, previously a lower-middle class suburb, is now also attracting young professionals, workers and students of all backgrounds.

Recently upgraded old buildings such as the Junction Hotel, the Locomotive Hotel and the Bridge Mansions still display the historical roots of the suburb.

WORK TO BE DONE

But there is a lot of ground to catch up after local factories were badly hit by deindustrialisation in late 80's, which led to a downturn in local fortunes, tenancy and morale. By bringing internationally recognized Art to the streets of Salt River IPAF will rejuvenate houses, buildings, schools and businesses - bringing renewed pride, morale, hope and income to the residents.

THE TIME IS NOW

We believe that the IPAF will perfectly unite and inspire this cosmopolitan mixture of residents and new businesses opportunities. After the recent revamps of the Pals Building, part of the Salt River Village, and other initiatives, we feel that the time has come for Salt River to enter a brighter new era.

The BAZ-ART NGO

engage - empower - uplift

BAZ ART IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT IS DEDICATED TO HARNESSING THE POWER OF ART FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC. (As has been done in cities and towns across the globe - to resounding success)

Baz Art channels its energies and achieves its objectives through Art Creation, Education, Incorporation and Development. The Baz Art business model is to encourage novel partnerships between artists and residents, as well as neighbourhoods, businesses, and organizations in the community. Baz Art strives for inclusivity, involvement and community respect.

Moreover, Baz Art is in it for the long haul, with relevant and sustainable long-term development objectives. The Baz Art modus operandi is to first identify a development opportunity with a number of diverse but inter-related outcomes, and then employ their skills, insights, network and experience to uplift, engage and empower others.

OUR MISSION & VISION

TO NURTURE COMMUNITY BUILDING, AS WELL AS SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND COHESION THROUGH ART:

  • By creating jobs & appropriate sustainable businesses – be they coffee shops, tour guides, art galleries etc.
  • By enhancing the appearance and personality of the neighbourhood – increasing pride and sense of belonging.

INSURE THAT ART EDUCATION IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL:

  • Art is a fundamental and powerful educational tool - especially in disadvantaged urban areas where youngsters lack access to art material, experiences and mentorship.
  • Art education is critical to unleashing the creative abilities and expressions of youngsters.
  • Providing extra-murals options to compromised youth.

TO PROVIDE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL TALENT:

  • By grooming Cape Town as an international art destination.
  • By supporting emerging artists locally and internationally.
  • By fostering the global cultural exchange of Artists.

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