PNA celebrated its 30th Birthday and marked this extraordinary milestone with creativity, art, and community.
On 29 October 2022, PNA painted the streets and sidewalks of the Maboneng Precinct in Fox Street, Jozi as part of the Creative Art Fair. The day’s activities included a building wrap mural and an art fair culminating with a colourful fun run through the Precinct. Each participant received a packet of non-toxic, safe colour powder which they released as they ran, creating a rainbow of colour in the air above them!
The Creative Art Fair was run all the way from Jewel City to Bertrands Jazz Lounge and Café and included art fair stalls filled with Maboneng creatives, artisans and makers – everything from clothing, art and gifts to the most delicious eats and drinks.
Art took shape in many different forms throughout the day as local artists were commissioned by the Maboneng Precinct to paint concrete posts in Fox Street in bright and colourful tones. The trees too were wrapped in vivid, brilliant material to add to the vibrancy of the fair – creating opportunity for the local community to manufacture and sew the material. Home-grown artists sprayed art designs on the floor with the use of pressure hoses and water only, creating an “Art in the Dirt” exhibition.
PNA also partnered with BAZ-ART to create the interactive “Colour Your World Mural” in collaboration with resident Jozi artists, Cerbastian Davids and Black Mabutho, in the Maboneng area. Everyone was invited to embrace the creative in them, and to paint their urban art contribution on the wall – their piece of Johannesburg. Photographers captured these moment in front of the new “Colour Your World Mural”.
Maboneng resident, visual urban mural artist, creative entrepreneur, and community role model, Cerbastian Davids, has participated in two international public art festivals for Baz-Art and has worked alongside world-renowned SAYPE from Switzerland. Cerbastian, also known as Bash, has created numerous artworks scattered around Johannesburg in restaurants, bars, community walls and Jewel City, evidence of the creative hard work he puts into his projects.
See more of Cerbastian`s work here
Fellow resident and Maboneng favourite, Black Mabutho, also known as “Black”, is a mural, digital and street art artist who has a vast range of skills and loves to add bright and dynamic colours to his work. His artistic flair compliments that of Cerbastian and together they showcase the power of street art and its ability to generate conversations.
See more of Black Mabutho's work here
PNA and the Creative Art Fair at the Maboneng Precinct in Fox Street, Jozi coloured our city world.