OPEN CALL FOR GRAFFITI ARTIST/ MURALIST
The William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG) in Kimberley, would like to commission a muralist/ graffiti artist to produce a public mural that responds to South Africa’s National Symbols in an innovative way.
The successful artist(s) will be notified by the 19 th of August 2021. Interested artists must be available to produce the mural in Kimberley from 6 September to 11 September 2021.
If Walls Could Talk is a Community Arts and Cultural Development initiative of the WHAG that wishes to invest in national identity development through the promotion of creative interventions in public spaces in the Northern Cape. Experienced graffiti-artists/muralists are invited to submit concept designs for a public mural according to the following specifications:
Project Budget: R 20 000.00 (This is a cost to company budget and is inclusive of the completion of the artwork, all materials and travel and accommodation if needed).
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape Province
Size of Mural: 750 x 265 cm
This programme falls under the WHAG Community Art and Cultural Development (CACD) project portfolio. The unifying objectives of reconciliation, community development, national identity development as well as investment in social cohesion underscores the projects designed under this programme. These initiatives involve public and private sector partnerships to strategically invest in critical social outcomes needed in the Northern Cape province.
It, furthermore, provides an opportunity for skills transferal and the involvement of local artists in community art projects that situate their practice within reach of and for the benefit of the community at large.