Public Art

South Africa
City of Johannesburg, Mandela Bay Municipality
2008 - 2010
with The Trinity Session

Various public artworks have been developed by different artists as part of urban regeneration and public art programmes in South Africa at key urban sites as the Baragwanath Taxi Rank in Soweto, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg and the Donkin Reserve as part of the Mandela Bay’s art Route 67. Architectural detailing, project management and supervising the implementation of the artworks formed part of these projects.

One of the artworks is Winston Luthuli’s Angel of the North. The artwork was conceptualized as a counteraction to the perceptions widely held that Hillbrow is a dangerous place. The angel was created as a welcoming figure. In addition, the angel stands as a sentinel over the streets below and stands as a contradiction to what many expect is a crime-ridden area.