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)

DAY 1

Press Launch

DAY 1-9

Completion of murals

16 February- 18 FebruaryCape Town Art Fair- exhibitions, conferences, workshops, arts and culture exchange week

DAY 10

Closing Ceremony

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The Artists

10-19 feb 2018

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

Book a Street Art tourof Salt River
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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What to expect?

Your guide will pick you up in Salt River at the time of your choice from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This street art tour of two hours will be run by a street art specialist, who attended to the inaugural international public art festival and comes from the area of Salt River.

He will give you a comprehensive introduction to the history of this neighbourhood. Then, you will discover the area with all its murals painted during the festival. To sum up:

  • 45 Artists from South Africa and some others countries in the world came to paint on the wall of this area
  • 54 murals have been painted
  • 3000 squared metres of paintings with 1200 spray cans used

Your guide will explain you all the different murals painted, with an introduction of the different artist and their street art techniques.

After this intense walk, you will have the privilege to view a private artist workshop and to meet the artist personally. This artist will present you the work on which he is currently working.

This magic visit will culminate with a traditional lunch in the house of a habitant of Salt River Neighbourhood, home made cooking for sure.

All revenue from our guided tours is used to uplift children in the community through art education by professional street artists through workshops and art classes.

Please help us make this even more successful by coming on the tour.

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R650 per pax (min. 2 pax)
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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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