Troyeville Bedtime Story

With its concrete-plush studded headboard and pillows resembling the texture of velvet, the bed sitting in the park below Troyeville Ridge is the stuff of Johannesburg migrant dreams. The work of photographer and artist Johannes Dreyer, designer Damien Grivas and public art consultant Lesley Perkes the bed came about through neighbourhood activism to transform an unsightly rubble pile rather than via any official request. Since its installation it has hosted photo sessions, story-telling events and has at times become a platform for performance, part of a never-ending bedtime story.


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