About Fietas and its mural
A subway wall has become a canvas for memories. The massive artwork spreads across the pass, which links Fordsburg with the old suburb of Fietas. Its vibrancy once destroyed by apartheid, it is again rising up.
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Fietas and its mural

Exhibitions

 

Fietas


Fietas

Fietas, the local name for the vibrant, multicultural suburbs of Pageview and Vrededorp, was a thriving community and home to several thousands of coloureds, Malays, Indians and whites in the decades before the 1970s. More

The mural

The mural

A giant mural, some 1 538m² in size, captures the essence of those bygone days of Fietas, making concrete the community’s memories. More

 


Maintaining memories

The City of Johannesburg has created a public art mural in the subway linking Fordsburg to the old Fietas, tapping into the memories of a time long gone – but never forgotten. Read the souvenir programme of the official unveiling of the artwork.

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