Ikhaya Le Langa (the house of Sun) is a ‘not for profit’ operating in Langa the oldest township in the Western Cape and is located at the site of a dilapidated former primary school.
It is from here this not for profit is establishing the Langa Quarter an area of 13 streets comprising 500 hundred homes approximately +- 7,000 people.
This community has languished at the bottom of the racial social order in Cape Town for generations. 20 years into democracy, this remarkable community continues to suffer from
the associated problems that come from deep poverty, urban decay and unemployment; gangsterism, unemployment, alcoholism, substance abuse , apathy, criminality to name but
Ikhaya le Langa intends to reverse this through the Langa Quarter , a social enterprise precinct that showcases this heritage and cultural diamond’ Home to many South African jazz
legends and makers of history. Strategically located in the geographic center of Cape Town and midway between the Airport and the City Center and the CBD our aim is to make the
Langa Quarter one of the top ten Tourist Destinations in Cape Town.
A Langa resident won the 2015 Student@home’s 2nd annual Langa Quarter Street Art Competition held by iKhaya le Langa on the weekend of April 17. Thamsanqa Sibinda, of Rubusana Street, spray painted a 2m x 8m-sized panel of wall as his art entry.
Sibinda received the cash prize and permission to paint another wall after beating out 16 other artists at the Langa Street Art Competition, where their work was showcased. The winner was announced Monday, and he won with over one-third of the votes. Sibinda said he plans to buy stationary for his children and invest in his wife’s hair business with his winnings.
To be considered for one of the 17 spots, the artists had to submit sketches of their work. The murals showcased the talent of the artists form across Cape Town. They had three days to work on the murals. More than 200 people voted on Sunday for their favourite mural.
DRA GLOBAL - LANGA QUARTER STREET ART COMPETITION
Using the power of public art to add life to hidden parts of Cape Town, we invite you to partake in the third annual street art competition. We are looking for the best artists to assist in the transformation of the 'Langa Quarter' located at the geographic center of Cape Town.
17 artists chosen by a curatorial panel, will be required to paint a section of the wall outside Langa Stadium. The 134 meter wall is equally divided into 17 pieces . The 1st and 2nd best artworks will be awarded a cash prize and a featured wall to paint. Artist's are free to apply as a collective or as an individual.
The 17 pre-selected participants will each be given a 2m X 8m sized panel of wall to paint and 10 cans to supplement their own spray paint and 5 days to finish the artwork,
This years competition will be judged by Jace our resident Street Artist, in combination with our usual public vote. Jace, the world renowned French street artist from Réunion Island, will reside in Langa at the Langa Quarter Home-stay Hotel from the 15th to the 20th February. Whilst in residence he will paint a feature piece of work at ikhaya le Langa Hub where he will also conduct 3 daily workshops open to any aspiring street artists.
Painting to take place between: Monday 15th February until Friday 19th Feb 2016.
All painting to be completed by Friday 19th February
Judging takes place and the winners announced at a special event on Saturday the 20th February
1st Prize R5000 Cash and a feature wall to paint, 2nd Prize R2000 cash and a feature wall to paint.
Chosen participants will be informed by email before 18:00h on Wednesday 10th February
Nominees will be given the opportunity to pre-order their 10 preferred colours.
Street Art Competition 2016 Count Down
Start Date: 15 February to 19 February 2016