Empty spray cans and recyclable waste used by the artists during the festival will be collected by an appointed recycling company; as well as the artists, the community, the attendees and the full support of the City of Cape Town to make sure the streets are clear from rubbish at all times.
Asked about Baz-Art’s motivation for this theme, organiser Alexandre Tilmans said: “We believe in the subconscious power of imagery which can be attained through public art arenas. Street art could really be a very powerful medium to reach people and raise social awareness regarding real, multi-faceted issues such as the need to conserve our natural resources.”
Through the festival’s theme, ‘We Need Nature’, IPAF is using the power of street art to convey a strong message about why we have to alter our behaviour towards the environment and nature or face dire consequences from nature herself. Each year, a theme is chosen that resonates with the situation or mood of the times. Considering the current water crisis in Cape Town and the overall negative impact of global warming, IPAF believes that this theme will evoke passion and emotion from its artists and promote more awareness from the public about why we need nature.
Entry to the festival is free, but tickets to the spray paint workshops and guided tours will be on sale from Webtickets.
Keep an eye on Baz-Art’s Facebook page and Instagram account for updates.