:: Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa - February & March 2016 ::
In this gallery can be seen the designs that were sent to the community of Melkhoutfontein over the course of mid-to-late 2015 for their approval. The original plan was to then do one large mural on the side of one house (the Timewalk design) with the remaining nine on dividing walls between houses. However, once in the town we quickly saw that certain images were very popular (the Swift people especially) and house contexts were somewhat different. Hence we ended up only using five of the designs across seven houses. It is hoped that subsequent artists, and in one case artistically-aspiring members of the community, will seek to paint the remaining designs in one form or another. Please click the images above to view the designs.
:: THINKING STRINGS - A WALK THROUGH MELKHOUTFONTEIN::
:: February - March 2016 - Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::
A short film slideshow with images taken on the final full day of my stay in the town of Melkhoutfontein, with all seven completed murals seen in their proper contexts. We start at the edge of town with the Timewalk, and as we progress through one of the main streets we see several other murals - The Eland People, various Swift People and Strandlopers - come into view. The narration is taken from my speech written for the launch event on 22nd March 2016, which many people said they found inspiring and emotional. With deep gratitude to the people of Melkhoutfontein for such a warm and welcoming time.