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The beloved Sea Point Promenade has enjoyed an artistic transformation that’s brought more reasons to marvel along Cape Town’s favourite walkway!


Sea Point, South Africa (04 July 2024) — SJ artists, along with a property developer in Cape Town, have teamed up to make urban living that much more enjoyable outside of one’s doorstep thanks to a colourful, expressive project that’s helped transform the Sea Point Promenade into even more of a beauty.

Ablution blocks are not exactly the visual that comes to mind when one thinks of a canvas, but for the artists behind the project, that was precisely the case.

While the Sea Point Promenade is hardly a stranger to the artist’s hand, the transformation has greatly enhanced its presence as a walkable gallery in the Mother City.

Not only has the artwork instilled even more of a sense of pride in Sea Point residents, it’s also a message for broader Cape Town to put concerted effort into polishing public spaces.

The Sea Point Prom’s latest transformation has also helped transform the lives of local artists by offering them a fabulous opportunity to leave a permanent mark, all while offering them a prominent platform to showcase their talents.

This is a mission for SJ Artists who who support and manage mural artists and large-scale art projects. This collaborative transformation is led by Shani Judes, a recognised contributor to Cape Town’s public art scene and artivist passionate about ocean conservation-themed public art with a track record that includes big projects like the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival, and Sea Walls South Africa.

Artists involved included Russel Abrahams (Yay Abe) who got to revisit a spot he painted earlier in his career as something of a full-circle moment (Ocean Daze Mura), Amy-Leigh Braaf (Hakopike) whose work explores themes of self-discovery and cultural heritage (Ocean Lullabies Mural) and Mika Revell (Little Pink Pills), an Asian-American artist who painted the Impossible City mural inspired by M.C Escher as a piece that inspires onlookers to reconsider conventional notions of home and community.

Visit the Promenade or catch the murals coming to life below:


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