Grahamstown has been the stage on which artists have performed for 40 years, engaging audiences with their interpretation of events and the human condition against the backdrop of apartheid and transformation in South Africa.
This year festival audiences and the local community will find 40 circular markers throughout Grahamstown. (Download the City Markers pdf: 644KB)
The markers are the first step in a journey that provides a socio-political backdrop to the arts and celebrates the National Arts Festival’s contribution to providing cultural landmarks in the twenty years before and twenty years after the democratic elections of 1994.
To commemorate more permanently these seminal cultural and democratic anniversaries, a sculptural intervention has been proposed. The location for this will be on the High Street traffic circle, below the old railway station.