Public Art

Public art can change a place, inspire conversation, define an identity, but mostly it stimulates a deeper connection with our physical surrounds and encourages enquiry into ones environment.

August House currently has six public art works on her external walls and roof top, with a greater vision of commissions around the city of Johannesburg.

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  • Bisco Smith
    BISCO SMITH (b.1980) is a contemporary visual artist with roots in music, graffiti, and street art, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his "visual freestyle"-characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.
  • Cyrcle
    r1. is a Johannesburg-based contemporary street artist. The essence of his work is to develop site-specific art pieces in public spaces, to create visual conversations with residents and the general public. His portfolio ranges from conceptual street art pieces, to permanent public artworks and exhibitions.
  • r1.
    r1. is a Johannesburg-based contemporary street artist. The essence of his work is to develop site-specific art pieces in public spaces, to create visual conversations with residents and the general public. His portfolio ranges from conceptual street art pieces, to permanent public artworks and exhibitions.
  • Gordon Froud
    Gordon Froud has been actively involved in the South African and international art world as artist, educator, curator and gallerist for the last 30 years. He has shown on hundreds of solo and group shows in South Africa and overseas and has served on many arts committees throughout South Africa.
  • Michele Mathison
    Michele Mathison was born in 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently lives and works between Zimbabwe and South Africa. He completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Michaelis School of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town in 2000 and represented Zimbabwe at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

This page is currently under development with more documented art works to come.

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