+27 (12) 460 0781





Event date: 10/02/2018 - 18/02/2018 Export event

International Public Art Festival in Cape Town

International Public Art Festival in Cape Town

The 2nd annual International Public Art Festival (IPAF), a 9-day festival to be held from 10 to 19 February 2018, will take place in the community of Salt River, Cape Town.


This second festival promises to yet again bring together an eclectic mix of artists from different continents, in one space for nine days, to paint beautiful, large murals for the public to observe and engage with the local and international artists. Each artist will be given a wall space in Salt River as they interpret this year’s theme of “Nature Doesn’t Need Us: We Need Nature.” Between 2017 and 2018, 80 murals would have been painted in Salt River. 


The festival, is just one of BAZ-ART’s missions to use art as a fun outlet for social change, one community at a time and draw art lovers out into the streets. Attendance is free, but private guided tours by local certified tour guides and spray paint workshops hosted by our renowned SA artists can be bought from Webticket.


This year Baz-Art is partnering with IPAF Mexico and IPAF Canada. Thanks to the strong partnership with the respective foreign missions and the city of Cape Town, IPAF 2018 will see artists from a variety of genres and places coming from as far as Flanders, France, Ukraine, Finland, alongside a dozen local artists from South Africa. One of the One of the artists is the Flemish street artist ROA, best known for painting birds and animals in an urban environment.


Asked about why Baz-art brought this annual event to Cape Town, organizer Alexandre Tilmans said, “Public festivals act as a creative vessel to enhance artists and make the communities stand strong together. This festival showcases the rich history, creativity, skills, diversity and style of South Africa’s public artists, as a result, we act as a platform for painting murals and billboards providing commissioned work to South African artists at a local and international level”, concludes Alexandre. The full artist line up can be consulted on the Baz-Art and IPAF websites.


The International Public Art Festival in Salt River 2018 falls within the art month in Cape Town, with events such as the Cape Town Art Fair and That Art Fair, the week promises to explore various art forms, for a completely explosive experience in art immersion.


Tickets to the SPRAY PAINT workshops and GUIDED TOURS will be on sale from Webticket.


Website: http://baz-art.co.za/
IPAF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPAFCapetown/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ipaf_festival_sa/
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36DDXf8UjP0C7wzOmfBd2ab803PtFrcw


Previous Article Violinst Jolente de Maeyer and pianist Nikolaas Kende in South Africa
Next Article 'Coloured Swans' by Moya Michael




Government of Flanders supports a Viva Africa project for HIV prevention in Mozambique


The Government of Flanders has decided to allocate 350.000 euros to ngo Viva Africa for the ‘Improving women’s health’ project in Mozambique. The project focuses on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV treatment and a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening. The project is being rolled out across the regions Maputo City, Machava and Matola.

Flanders Day celebration in Pretoria

On Friday 1 June we hosted a reception in honour of the day of the Flemish Community, co-hosted by the General Representative Dr. Geraldine Reymenants and Trade and Investment Counsellor Mr. Marc Schiltz. Guest speakers Dr. Monde Tom from the Economic Development Department and H.E. Ambassador Lallie from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation spoke about the strong ties between the Governments of South Africa and Flanders. Colleagues, partners, compatriots and friends enjoyed the day - celebrated annually in Flanders on 11 July in remembrance of the Battle of the Golden Spurs – with some traditional frites and mayonnaise and some great Belgian beers!




Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter


Get in touch

Flanders & World News