Once Upon A Town is an artistic journey through South Africa – blending graffiti street art into the multifaceted smaller communities which span the country. Falko One’s work adorns previously stark concrete homes and steel shacks, isolated against the backdrop of the landscape’s beauty and the country’s social complexities.
Testament to art’s universal language – homeowners queue up to have their homes painted, and an undeniable inquisitive buzz gathers on the dirt streets.
The unaccustomed art-form sparks a keen interest in these marginalized communities, igniting a flame in the local artists – both young and old.
Falko’s art-trail through these far-flung towns leaves more than decorated walls in it’s dusty wake – but as communities change, it’s the paint and imagery which will still stand as a reminder of a time when graffiti connected people.