4BM Feature – Nelson Mandela Bay’s growing art scene

We were recently featured on the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism blog and chatted a bit with Lynnette Johns about public art and our city’s growing art scene.

Below is a piece of the feature along with a link to the full article at the bottom. Enjoy!

Nelson Mandela Bay’s growing art scene

  • 28 May 2014 | By Lynnette Johns
The art scene in Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) is gaining momentum – Route 67 has captured the imagination of many, showcasing thought-provoking works by local artists, including 4 Blind Mice.
4 blind mice, port elizabeth, nelson mandela bay, tourism, norwich bus station, route 67Route 67 mural by 4 Blind Mice

Route 67 is part of the Mandela Bay Development Agency’s strategy of urban regeneration. Route 67 consists of 67 public artworks symbolising Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of service to the freedom of South Africa.

The 4 Blind Mice were commissioned to paint a mural at the Norwich bus stop. Their installation is a brightly coloured work celebrating public transport and the daily journeys that happen each day in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Another angle of 4 Blind Mice’s Norwich bus stop mural

The 4 Blind Mice are a group of five artists who studied at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Initially called the Three Musketeers by others, Monde Goniwe, Christo Booth and Mawande Mase shared studio space in NMMU’s printmaking department.

Click here to read the full piece on the NMB Tourism blog site…

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