City of Gold : Urban Art Festival : Johannesburg 15 - 21 April 2012

In 2011 Grayscale initiated Johannesburg's first international urban art festival, City Of Gold. Due to the success of the festival and the amazing response from the artists and general public, the project will take place again from the 15th-21st April 2012.

International cities like Berlin, New York and Sao Paulo are destinations for urban artists from all over the world. The aim of City Of Gold is to establish Johannesburg as a destination for those artists and assist the development of the local street art community.

In addition to this the festival seeks to highlight the positive aspects of this art form as well as involving the general public to create a heightened awareness and appreciation for it. Various events will take place at different locations in the city of Joburg which will showcase the finest in both international and local artists.

The individual events and mural projects will attempt to activate and enhance sites in the Johannesburg CBD that are often feared or forgotten by the city's inhabitants.

The individual elements that make up the week long festival include:

2 exhibitions, large-scale mural projects, film-screenings, and street art tours.

International artists:


GRAYSCALE Store & Gallery present ‘CITY OF GOLD Urban Art Festival 2012’ in partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, British Council, Embassy Of Spain in South Africa, and Alliance Francaise Johannesburg.

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