It has been a while since I have indulged my other interest – that of all things art- so when the chance to do the Graffiti Tour- through the Past Experiences Tour company came up, I signed up. The tour was within the Newtown/Braamfontein area, but Past Experiences also covers other parts of Joburg, as well as Soweto and Pretoria.
It was lovely to leave the northern side of the city – even for just a morning – and see more of Joburg’s inner city.
Our guide was energetic and clearly very enthusiastic about her work. As she reeled off the names of the artists on the walls and informed us on some of the meanings in the works we saw, I realised that Joburg’s inner city walls are not only a canvas for the graffiti artists, but also a gallery that provides an education for the uninitiated.
Here is a photo gallery of the tour.