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Mosaic artwork dazzles at Dolphin Beach amphitheatre

08 December 2017
Kouga Municipality's Tourism and Creative Industries team Carina Strydom, Xolile Wagosa and Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter (right) took Mayor Elza van Lingen to view the public art project at the Dolphin Beach Ampitheatre.

Kouga Municipality's Tourism and Creative Industries team Carina Strydom, Xolile Wagosa and Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter (right) took Mayor Elza van Lingen to view the public art project at the Dolphin Beach Ampitheatre.

Kouga Municipality has unveiled a new public artwork at the Jeffreys Bay beachfront.

The mural was created by local residents who were trained in mosaic through the municipality.   

Kouga Tourism and Creative Industries Portfolio Councillor, Frances Baxter, said the work had been installed at the amphitheatre at Dolphin Beach.

A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from putting together small pieces of coloured glass, stone or other materials. It is mainly used for decorative purposes.

“In addition to the beachfront mosaic, trainees have already been making use of their new skill to create house numbers and other items that can be sold,” she said. “The municipality would like to help them set up a cooperative, with the necessary support for their business to become sustainable,” she said.

She said mosaic could also be linked to recycling.

“There are examples in other areas of glass being recycled for use in mosaics. This is the next step we would like to explore so as to facilitate the growth of this creative industry locally.”