Mosaic Art Tourism Project


The Mosaic Project was launched in February 2008 to attract Art Tourism to Sedgefield and stimulate the installation of mosaics throughout the town as well as build links between Smutsville/Sizamile and Sedgefield town.  Masithandane is the implementing agent and coordinates and manages the Sedgefield Community Mosaic Art Tourism and Job Creation Project. The project carries the support of Visit Knysna, Knysna Municipality and local business.


Local community members were initially trained to do practical mosaic work and they have subsequently also attended business training through both the CCDI (Cape Craft Development Institute) and Tsiba College.

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The project aims to provide education and training through Mosaic Skills development, provide employment and self-employment opportunities, support and mentor emerging crafters and artists, render practical & financial assistance, use art tourism for economic and recycle waste products


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Initially, small works such as house numbers, business logos, murals for private homes, tables, benches along the lagoon and other private commissions have been installed. In the past 3 years this project has blossomed and we have been privileged with large commissions such as:

  • the “Children’s Wall” on the Smutsville Community Hall (approx. 40m²) depicting Education, Tourism, Marine Life and our Heritage.

Smutsville Community hall - a childrens project depicting the role of tourism

  • “Slow”, “Citta” and “Skillie”, 3 large tortoises that support Sedgefield’s pledge to remain a slow, family-oriented village.


  • “The Family,” commissioned by Knysna Municipality, is a mosaic and recycled metal sculpture comprising of a 2m high man, a woman, child and dog symbolizing the family values upheld by the Sedgefield community and our Citta Slow status.
  • the “Heartbeat of Sedgefield”, a 2x5m² heart in the centre of the CBD.


  • the “Moth War Memorial” depicting our fallen heroes and the fields of Flanders. See our gallery of big and small mosaics. If you wish to place an order / commission please contact Hyla on 082 820 4760
  • Our MOSAIC ART TOUR was launched in 2013 and is a wonderful way of viewing the many mosaics on tour.  The tour guide is a crafter of the team and he will delight you with the stories that surround each and every mosaic installation.  art tour 2marinara2protea pot backSmalls 2
  • In 2013, Masithandane submitted a proposal for funding to the National Lotteries Commission for the development of an interactive mosaic community park. Work began in 2016 and by 2017 the marine-themed “Octopus Garden under the Sea” had been created. The park situated at Scarab Village alongside the N2 is worth a visit. It contains giant mosaic sculptures – an Octopus,  Dolphin and an Orca. 

Orca in Octopus Garden

Octopus Mosaic

Our Octopus Garden grows 🙂