Alley art

Braamfontein’s alleyways may have been dark and dodgy, but not anymore – thanks to this neighbourhood’s ‘art in the alleys’ project (among other upgrades).

I was meant to work yesterday. Yes, on the public holiday. But when awesome Gail (you can follow her on Instagram) mentioned visiting Braamfontein to look at the alley art, my good intentions and I got in the car and drove to town.

I love how public art has changed the alleyways, encouraging us to use them and hang around for a bit. If you’ve ever had a doubt about public art’s purpose, then you have to go check the pieces out.

This is just a short post with some photos (I have to work now - understandably). Thanks Gail and Pierre for letting me join you – I had the best day!

Taking photos in alleyways with my kit lens = crazy angles.

Outside the HEI café: Writing on the wall.

A piece based on the common yield sign by R1 (did an interview with this public artist before here). A hundred yield signs make up this installation.

Cool Braamfontein people in one of the alleys.

And more cool Braamfontein people.

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