Arts, Culture & Heritage

Six Angels

Last Updated: September 27, 2023
Artist

Zamo Gumede and Spaza Art Gallery

A Brief History

None.

Description

Originally there were six Angels in Doornfontein, and in 2015 two were relocated to Cosmo City and four remained in Doornfontein.

 

The artworks are wooden figurines with wings depicting angels, carved by Zamo Gumede, mounted on a steel frame sitting on a concrete base.

 

The four Angels along Beit Street are on tall frames, as though looking over passers by, with mosaics on the concrete plinths. When coming from the east, the first angel is facing east, the next two are facing south and the last one is facing west.

 

The two Angels in the garden of the Cosmo City Multi-Purpose Centre are both facing north and greet visitors as they pass through the entrance gate.

Initially the six Angels were intended to mark the gateway to Ellis Park and celebrate the Alhambra Theatre, which was an important landmark, and is currently, a funeral parlour.

Artwork Signage

None.

Location & Address

61-63 Beit St, New Doornfontein, corner Sivewright Avenue & Corner Angola Avenue and South Africa Drive, Cosmo City