South Africa, 22nd March 2022: The 2022 International Public Arts Festival (IPAF) took place from 23-27 February in Cape Town city centre and attracted major street art talents from around the world. With the poignant theme of ‘humanity’, the artworks shared consistent commentary around social connection and togetherness.
If you would like to learn more about the artists that participated in this year’s IPAF please click HERE.
Festival organiser Lauren Fletcher says, “We are delighted with the success of this year’s IPAF. We were blown away by the concepts and diversity of the works, and the response from the public. Like last year, we used the festival to create awareness to raise awareness for incredible creative talent and to highlight Cape Town as an artistic hotspot. We are still offering guided and self-guided tours of the murals, with the aim to put money in our tour guides’ pockets, accelerate the recovery of the visitor economy, and increase footfall to town.”
The IPAF murals form a fascinating ‘map’ of current issues and commentary from around the world. Baz-Art co-founder, Alexandre Tilmans adds, “We are especially proud to be part of the ‘Your Best Shot’ initiative, in partnership with Santam and Accelerate Cape Town. This campaign includes six murals that spread a message to ‘get vaxxed’. The largest work can be found in the heart of the city, on the corner of Loop and Strand Street. Artists include Bushy Wopp, Mernette Swarts, Silas Ras Moetse, Wayne BKS (aka Conform) and Dekor One.”
Here are the walls from the IPAF 2022:
This year Baz-Art teamed up with StateoftheART gallery to showcase Lisette Forsyth’s latest body of work with a temporary mural. Read up more about her work here.
Fletcher concludes, “It’s been another memorable IPAF, with street art once again acting as a beautiful, evocative catalyst for conversation. The calibre of the artists was outstanding. If you haven’t seen the ‘final walls’ in person, we urge you to do so by supporting one of our local tour guides! You can book a tour online, via our website, or download a map to wander through the works yourself.”