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Frog mural joins Brussels' street art parcours for Women's Day

13:27 09/03/2021

On the occasion of International Women's Day, a new mural by female artist ZOUWI is being added to the City of Brussels’ Parcours Street Art. There are now 122 murals on the route and this is the 32nd by a woman.

This is the fourth year in a row that Parcours Street Art has teamed up with the 100% female international urban festival La Belle Hip Hop to mark this day.

In 2020, eight of the nine murals added the route were created by women. Feminising the route is a priority of the alderwoman for culture, tourism and major events Delphine Houba.

"In 2021, I will continue to give priority to female artists,” she said. “Offering women more visibility, walls, scenes, responsibilities and voices is one of my priorities. It is essential that women be better represented in our cultural landscape.”

It’s a goal shared by La Belle Hip Hop, whose aim, through concerts, dance, poetry, workshops, and a ‘B'lock party’ (online), has remained the same for five years: “to convey a strong message of respect, acceptance of others and equality in difference and diversity”.

The mural located at the corner of rue d’Ophem and rue de Flandre depicts a frog, symbol of rebirth, transition and change.

 “My passions are creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, and nature, both wildlife and flora, through my eyes and my camera,” said the artist, ZOUWI.

“This mural is the combination of those two passions. With the climbing plants that decorate the mural it will be like a piece of jungle in the middle of the city.”

Written by Richard Harris