Arts and Culture

Art for Glass finalists inspire creativity and glass recycling

Jun 19, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburgers, the Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has successfully concluded the entry period for its Art for Glass Graffiti Competition!

Recently our city has seen a surge of beautiful artworks, spurred by graffiti events such as the Festival of Gold in Braamfontein and the numerous artworks in the Maboneng area. But, April and May saw numerous talented, creative and enthusiastic artists submit their work to TGRC, hoping to stand a chance to paint a TGRC glass bank, and be judged to win cash prizes.


The TGRC judging team were excited by the incredible talent seen throughout the competition. Not only can the finalists win the chance to have their art showcased on glass banks in Joburg, the top three finalists will also walk away with cash prizes worth R 60 000, with the 1st prize being R30 000, 2nd prize R20 000 and 3rd prize R10 000.

Now, the top six finalists have been chosen! Three of the six finalists will be selected to each paint two glass banks in Johannesburg and showcase their art. In no specific order, the top six are:


· Dbongz

· Mars

· Psalm1

· Justin Catto

· Jakes Mbele

· The “Damn Vandal”

The campaign creates awareness of glass recycling banks across the city and encourages citizens to actively recycle their glass bottles and jars at their local glass bank. By making some of the glass banks more colourful with art, they will be more visible for people to find and fill!

In case you’re not aware, a glass bank is a very large container for collecting a community’s recyclable glass. The presence of a glass bank encourages local residents to engage in responsible recycling behaviour by separating waste and becoming involved in the collection of used glass. TGRC is committed to prove that glass recycling is worth the effort! To find a list of glass banks in your area click here.


For more info about glass recycling and to see the art come to life, head to TGRC’s social media channels: Facebook – and Twitter – or follow the hashtag #Art4Glass.

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