Arts, Culture & Heritage

Dancing Celebrations, Noordgesig Murals

Last Updated: September 27, 2023
Artist

Various artists coordinated by Trinity Session: Implementing artists: Thabo Les Molapo and Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe Wall rehabilitation and surface preparation: Ernest Charles Latola, Gilbert Louw, Andre Greaver and Edmore Muzondiwa.

A Brief History

This artwork formed part of a series of artworks implemented by the Johannesburg Development Agency during an area upgrade which included public spaces and public facilities.

Description

Wall murals on the side of the street depicting dancing moments.

From report by The Trinity Session (2019):

“These murals were created using different mediums of art and it's a collaboration about how a feel good nation expresses themselves in Fashion, Music and Dance. They may have different sounds of laughter but their joy is mostly similar either on the streets or on the dance floor. The culture of people is fashion, music and motion.”
- Artists Thabo Molabo and
Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe.

“Sometimes he’d dance with his eldest son. They attracted a lot of attention, they even knew the band. Fred won a few medals but he gave them away, he just did it for the love of it. He was very modest, he didn’t want praise… Their mother was a very Christian woman, not a socialite like Fred. She would prepare his clothes for dances on the weekends, she wouldn’t even go with them, but she made sure her husband looked the best on the dance floor.”
- Extract from Oral Histories interview with the Malgas Family.

Artwork Signage

This artwork formed part of a series of artworks implemented by the Johannesburg Development Agency during an area upgrade which included public spaces and public facilities.

Location & Address

Corner of Major Street and Colin Drive, Noordgesig