Salt River is transformed every February by the annual International Public Art Festival, which creates over 100 new murals.
Exclusively for Culture Connect, our street art walking tour is led by Jason Redman, aka Dfeat, who hails from Woodstock and now lives in Kensington, Cape Town. He began street art/graffiti painting in 1999 while still at school. Jason works with both local and international street artists on projects near and far. “Practice makes perfect” was a project Dfeat started at Queenspark High School, Woodstock, to inspire students to hold fast to their aspirations. Clients include Design Indaba. a family shelter in Somerset West and Coffee Bean Routes. His work can be seen at Jason Bakery no relation btw (Bree St), Amandla Edu Football’s offices (Salt River), Elsies River (a park) and Salt River’s school.
Our route includes many different artists’ work, some by local artists over the years, others by visiting street artists from many parts of the globe. Dfeat will also tell us about his own journey and background, plus how South African graffeti differs from America’s and the transformative power of such an artform over the ages.
Timing: 10am to 12pm
Afterwards do join us for an optional lunch at Food Jams. Our host and chef will be the hugely positive, personable and popular Jade De Waal who was a MasterChef SA contestant and founded Food Jams in 2010.
Starting and ending point: Food Jams, Unit B10, 1st Floor Salt Orchard Precinct, 45 Yew St, Salt River (street parking usually not a problem, but don’t leave valuables in sight)
Please remember to wear a mask and cancel if you are sick (credit or refund).
Price: tour R300 (R250 for early bird payment a fortnight at least in advance), add R300 for lunch (includes wine and coffee); please EFT in advance – banking details will be sent on booking.
To book: email: email@example.com or call/WhatsApp +27 (0)72 377 8014
You can book this tour on a date/time to suit you – we love organising private tours.