Take it outside and into the heart of public art

A government programme and public and private investors are changing the face of Joburg’s outdoor art scene


In a time when experiencing art in crowded galleries and museums is challenging and people from all walks of life need a morale boost, public art has never been more important. The Johannesburg inner city lays claim to hundreds of pieces of public art, created as part of a government art policy and donated by corporate and private investors. It’s hard to pick just a few, but for all the William Kentridge fans, Fire Walker, located just off the Queen Elizabeth Bridge, is a must-see. The 11m-high fragmented sculpture depicts a female street hawker with a burning brazier on her head...

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