Monday, January 28, 2013

52 Weeks of Public Art in the Jozi Inner City- Week 4 (20th January to the 26th January 2013)

Mosaic at David Webster Park in Troyeville

Johannesburg is such a new city yet it has such an interesting past. I am particularly interested in the anti-apartheid past. So many fascinating events have taken place in Jozi and so many great and brave people spent time here during the Apartheid period and I really think we should remember this.

One way of remembering this is to honour people and events through public artwork. There are a few such artworks in the Jozi Inner City and Soweto and this blog will look at a number of these over the next 52 weeks.

The first such piece featured is this delicate mosaic that can be found in Troyeville in the East of the Jozi Inner City. David Webster was a passionate humanitarian and anti- apartheid activist who lived and was assassinated in the area in the 1980's. The city rejuvenated a park and its facilities and renamed it after him a few years ago. Its a great way to remember a great person!

To learn more about this Public Art and to visit it first hand, please contact Past Experiences for a tour on or