Arts, Culture & Heritage

Ubuntu Mosaic

Last Updated: September 26, 2023
Artist

Andrew Lindsay and Spaza Art Gallery

A Brief History

After suffering repeated vandalism, the Bezuidenhout Valley World War I Memorial that occupied a patch of park land was successfully restored and relocated to Bezuidenhout Park in 2020. Now settled at its new site, the war memorial has been given a new lease of life in more spacious and tranquil surroundings.

The newly created mosaic wall marks the site where the old memorial stood, which continues as a place of memory.

Description

Mosaic walls on the side of a building.

Images of poppies, often associated with the World War, draw a connection with the old monument which has been moved. The figures are linked with threads that suggest the interconnectedness of humanity.

Artwork Signage

After suffering repeated vandalism, the Bezuidenhout Valley World War I Memorial that occupied a patch of park land was successfully restored and relocated to Bezuidenhout Park in 2020. Now settled at its new site, the war memorial has been given a new lease of life in more spacious and tranquil surroundings.

The newly created mosaic wall marks the site where the old memorial stood, which continues as a place of memory.

Location & Address

161 Kitchener Ave, Kensington, Johannesburg, 2101