The Playground is owned by Play Braamfontein, a property development company that has always put art and creativity at the forefront of all they do. Showcasing local talent is part of Play Braamfontein's DNA – needed now more than ever after a tumultuous past two years that mostly negatively affected creatives in all practices.
Unexpectedly, the open call attracted more than 70 artists resulting in the decision to select 10 muralists to showcase their work on concrete panels spanning more than 40 metres within The Playground venue. And out of these 10 artists, five will be selected to paint the final two-storey piece outside.
The ten artists selected to showcase their work at the Playground for the first phase of the project are Dbongz, Naledi Tshegofatso, Jakes Mbele, Thabang Mojela, Nicholas Vries, Ras Silas Motse, Yolo Liso Xulu, Kaya Gwebu, Samurai Farai and Johnny Allison.