Urban art and street art can be found throughout Cape Town. On walls, doorways and under bridges, turning ordinary spaces into canvasses of expression, often holding political or social significance, a form of art once associated with defiance and revolt, it is in fact a cultural message to the people of the city.
Born in Cape Town in 1958, Jonathan Zapiro couldn’t imagine a career in cartooning, so he studied architecture at the University of Cape Town. When he couldn’t imagine a career in architecture, he tried switching to Graphic Design and promptly got conscripted to serve his compulsory two years in the then South African Defence Force (SADF).
Meet Cape Town local Ross Symons aka @white_onrice, a full time origami artist and renowned Instagrammer who had been creatively folding paper for a while when he decided he enjoyed it so much, he’d turn it into a career.
First Thursdays with Ozzy On the first Thursday of every month, explore art galleries and cultural attractions in Cape Town until late. First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions in the central and East city districts stay open late on the first Thursday of every month.