Salt River is transformed every February by the annual International Public Art Festival, which creates over 100 new murals every February.
For the first time for Culture Connect, our street art walking tour is being 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. Since then he has worked 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. He teaches art to primary school children, including at Design Indaba 2010. 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, of course, the streets of Salt River.
Our route includes Dfeat’s own work and it will include his story, 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, Unit B10, 1st Floor Salt Orchard Precinct, 45 Yew St. 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 point: to be confirmed on booking
Please remember to wear a mask. The group will be no more than ten people. Dfeat will use a mic and Kate Crane Briggs, the convener and participants will have ear-pieces, hired specially.
Price: tour R300 early bird, then R450, add R300 for lunch (includes wine and coffee); please EFT in advance – banking details will be sent on booking.
To book: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/WhatsApp +27 (0)72 377 8014
You can book this tour on a date/time to suit you.