A taste of South African and global culture in hotels
Murals create a sense of community. They brighten up city streets and uplift neighbourhoods, creating an opportunity for connection.
This is the exact reason why BlackBrick has partnered with artists to bring a taste of South African and global culture to each of its hotels. The hotel group drew inspiration from its team, partnering with local furniture manufacturers to place the art at the centre of the décor.
“Murals and art play a large part in BlackBrick’s culture. These art elements capture parts of society and add meaning to public spaces. Due to these works of art being so essential to neighbourhood upliftment, we’ve decided to incorporate that approach in our rooms. The art gives the spaces a unique identity and allows us to start a conversation with our guests,” says Boipelo Molwela, programme curator of BlackBrick.
Artists’ work on display
At BlackBrick’s two Sandton properties, the work of Fhatuwani Mukheli, Sarah Grace, GreyRoom and Sadie Clayton is on display.
At the Bedfordview property, artists Naledi Modupi and Jay Carson exhibit.
At BlackBrick’s Cape Town property, the artwork of Farai Samurai, Ian Albertyn and Christopher MacClements is on display.
Art at the centre of each hotel’s interior design and décor
“Each artist brings a unique perspective to our rooms, opening up a dialogue around the experiences of South Africans and their place in the world. Not only has BlackBrick included one-of-a-kind art pieces to create a sense of community among our guests, but we’re also proudly providing a platform to elevate young South African artists,” concludes Molwela.