Cap Tamarin takes you to its inspiring Street Art Tour

Admin July 19, 2022

Cap Tamarin takes you to its inspiring Street Art Tour

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a painting can mirror an entire history book. This is what has no doubt inspired the promoters of Cap Tamarin to leave it to the artists to tell the story of this picturesque southwestern village through their captivating works of art.

Thus, at the beginning 2022, Cap Tamarin launched a call for Street Art projects around the topic of  ‘#FeelCapTamarin’. This theme was chosen precisely with a view to highlight the values, the history, the present state as well as the  projects of Cap Tamarin.

Promoting art

Artists -  both amateurs as well as professionals - residing in Mauritius were invited to submit their applications for the creation of frescoes in the various spaces made available to them at the very heart of the village.  

The jury have examined more than fifty such applications received on the basis of  a series of pre-set criteria, as follows:

  • The integration and aesthetics of the work.
  • Its emotional value, its power to awe and provoke questions.
  • The artistic orientation and originality of the proposal.
  • The feasibility of the project.
  • The use of materials that are non-toxic to the environment.

A total of 25 artists were selected and their works - of all sizes and styles - now proudly enhance the natural beauty of Cap Tamarin.

Vox pop

The public was invited to vote for their favourite work through the Cap Tamarin Facebook page. The first prize went to Alison Fricain with 782 votes, followed by Syam Mudhoo with 646 votes. Giovanni Laurent came third with 561 votes.

The winners of the People's Choice Award were announced at a cocktail held at Big Willy's on Friday, June 24 during which numerous prizes were offered.

 The star prize consists of one Mauritius-Rodrigues return ticket for one person and a three-night stay for two at the Tekoma Boutik Hotel.

 The winner of the second prize obtained two nights for two at Sakoa Boutik Hotel and a  dinner at Big Willy's while the runner-up was offered a massage at Be Wellness along with one isothermal Qwetch bottle as the third prize.

“By introducing art in the public space, Cap Tamarin makes it accessible to all! This project has not only allowed us to amaze, challenge and arouse the curiosity of the residents of Tamarin and other users but also to promote the artists,” says Ashvin Seeboo, CEO of Trimetys' real estate division.

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