Great Places To See Public Art In South Africa

By Keren Mikva Published: March 6, 2017, 8:11 pm
public art in South AfricaRoute 67 art, Port Elizabeth. Photo: Suzi-K/Wikimedia Commons

Public art in South Africa

Art in South Africa’s public spaces often marks the spot where historically significant events took place. Such art pays tribute to South African icons or raises awareness about social issues. There are numerous ongoing public art projects in the country’s cities involving permanent installations and temporary exhibitions. Route 67 in Port Elizabeth is a walking trail that pays tribute to Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service to South Africans. It includes a collection of 67 art pieces celebrating his devotion to public life. Each piece of art along this heritage trail was designed by a local artist from the Eastern Cape.

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