:: Strandlopers ::

:: Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa::
:: February & March 2016 - March & April 2017 - February & March 2018 ::

About the Project    Progress    Murals 2016    Murals 2017
Murals 2018    Murals 2019    Encounters with the Swift People

Swift Ppl 1    Swift Ppl 2    Eland Ppl    Swift Ppl 3    Strandlopers    Timewalk    Southern Cross

:: 2016 - 7m x 2.4m (approx) - Emulsion on Side Elevation ::
:: Miena & Family's House, Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::

The Strandlopers image also proved popular in the community, particularly as some people have preserved a few cultural memories of this historical people, and links with the Fish Traps in the estuary at Stillbay which were built by the ancestors of the people of Melkhoutfontein, and after many years are still functional. Originally envisaged for a dividing wall, project director Anthea Rossouw wanted to emphasise value of the 'informally built' aspects of the town's architecture, and so this image was painted on a plaster-board extension to a brick house inhabitated by Miena and three generations of her family. Repairs were made to the boards before painting, and the family were delighted with the image that now graces their home.


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