Organisers are pulling all the stop for Ipaf

2019-12-10 06:00

Organisers of the International Public Art Festival (Ipaf) 2020 are confident that all is going well with the preparations for the annual celebration taking place in Salt River.

Ipaf is organised by Baz’ Art, a non-profit organisation (NPO), in partnership with the community of Salt River and in collaboration with local and international artists.

Organisers are almost ready to announce the line-up for the seven-day-long festival kicking off on Wednesday 12 February.

Local streets will be turned into a creative space until Monday 17 February.

Themed digitalisation, this years’ event aims to bring local and international artists together, and enable them to express themselves about the modern age and the ubiquitous presence of the internet, digital technologies and their seamless integration into modern life.

Dennis Molewa, spokesperson for Baz’Art, says the festival will facilitate a dialogue on a more sustainable future within the age of the digital revolution.

“This is woven into an interactive experience comprised of walking tours and live public art performances,” he says.

Molewa says Ipaf also creates economic opportunities, including jobs for guides and commissioned works for artists, and the neighbourhood is permanently beautified.

He says the festival is a platform for learning about and connecting with the neighbourhood through street art and public art. Guests have free access to murals created during Ipaf through Baz’Art’s self-guided audio tours (via the app VoiceMap) and guided street art tours.To load a pic


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