The International Public Art Festival 2019 (IPAF) will take place in Salt River, Cape Town from 9 to 17 February 2019 under the theme of Generation Next: Educate, Collaborate, Empower.
An initiative by NGO BAZ-ART, this unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their art and messages around a specific theme and upon a global platform. Around 20 artists, 50% of whom are international, will create artworks on walls and in public spaces in Salt River for communities, the public, businesses and visitors to enjoy and appreciate. IPAF connects international and local artists and communities in a meaningful and interactive way.
International Public Art Festival 2019 theme
The 2019 theme Generation Next: Educate, Collaborate, Empower represents a focus on the future and the responsibility of present and successive generations to create a better world for all. In this spirit, the IPAF 2019 festival in Cape Town will again harness the immense power of public art to engage individuals, communities, businesses and others around the theme and help promote collective responsibility for one another and the well-being of the planet.
In today’s fast paced world, the power of visual media is increasingly playing an important role in grabbing public attention and often provides a critical access point of information and reflection. Recognising this, the artists participating in IPAF 2019 will use walls and public spaces to visually reinforce messages around the theme for their bold, large, colourful and insightful artworks.
There will be guided tours and workshops and members of the public will be able to see local and international artists in action as they produce their works.
Exciting graffiti, street art and contemporary urban art festivals are blossoming all around the world. Baz-Art seized the opportunity of collaborating with the IPAF community and initiated the first IPAF in Salt River in February 2017. A second event was held in 2018. Baz-Art is also collaborating with the Mexico and Vancouver Public Art Festivals, which focus on exchanging ideas and projects.
What: International Public Art Festival 2019
Where and when: Salt River, Cape Town from 9 to 17 February 2019