THE PUBLIC has a week to vote for their favourite design as part of the Newtown Junction Graffiti Face-off Master Challenge.
The brief: Create one piece that speaks to the brand on one wall and, on the other wall, produce an interactive 3D piece that people will be able to take selfies with.
So, far at the challenge on Thursday, out of 50 Graffiti artists, only three managed to make it through to the finals namely Michael Thompson, Mduduzi Tshabalala and Ryza Phatzo.
With five hours to create a work of art, the pressure was on for the artists.
A crowd gathered to watch them wield the tools of their trade, but they seemed oblivious to everything around them as they focused on the task at hand.
The winner to be voted by the public, will be given the opportunity to leave his (indelible) mark on two full-size walls at the Mall.
“Newtown is the artistic capital of Joburg and I’d love to have my work up on those walls. In addition to having a long life, it will be great for my portfolio,” says Tshabalala.
Newtown Junction Mall Marketing Manager, Thato Maila says the work by the three artists is awe-inspiring.
“These guys are enormously talented and it will be interesting to see who gets the most votes. The public has a week to vote and the winner will then have his two full-size walls at the Mall.”
The concept is first for the Newtown Junction Mall.