Aims and Mission Statement of Public Eye

To develop a greater profile for public art in South Africa

Alongside other aspects of transformation in South Africa, we hold that cultural and creative development are vital and important to our emerging society. We aim to create platforms to allow individuals and communities to empower themselves. We also intend to develop new audiences for existing museums and galleries.

To co-ordinate and facilitate art-based projects to this end

Public Eye aims to initiate and manage its own projects and also to support and implement proposals from other individuals and organisations.

To identify and explore public space as a place in which to make and engage with these projects

Public Eye aims to enrich cultural life in South Africa by taking all forms of art into public spaces.

To align ourselves with initiatives that relate to our aims both here and abroad

We aim to draw on the experience of organisations, communities and artists in South Africa and in other countries to help us re-imagine city spaces.

Current Directors:

Kevin Brand, Roger van Wyk, Sue Williamson, Robert Weinek, Julia Clark, Paul Edmonds

Founding Directors:

Lisa Brice, Kevin Brand,Bruce Gordon, Andrew Putter, Brett Murray, Sue Williamson, Robert Weinek and Lizza Littlewort


The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The British Council
Pro Helvetia
Institute Français d'Afrique du Sud
The Royal Netherlands Embassy Cultural Fund
Afrique en Creation
National Arts Council
Arts and Culture Trust
The City of Cape Town
National Lottery Distribution Fund
The Spier Arts Trust
The Jan Marais Nature Reserve
The Association for the Visual Arts
Cell-Initiators of Incidents
Iziko Museums
Young Designer's Emporium
Thanks to the artists who have participated in and contributed to these projects