The Turbine Art Fair has undoubtedly made its mark as an unmissable event for art lovers and those looking to learn more about South Africa’s rich art scene. Now into its fourth year, the fair will return to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown from 14 to 17 July, and promises to be bigger, fresher, and more exciting than ever before.
A fair for all
As in previous years, the Turbine Art Fair aims to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base. To achieve this, all exhibitors (whether they are galleries, collectives, or dealers) have been invited to exhibit contemporary artwork prices below R40,000, inviting visitors to invest in extremely valuable pieces from powerful up-and-coming artists. Beyond this, Glynis Hyslop, managing director, The Forum Company (the Turbine Art Fair’s main sponsor and organiser) points out that the event is far more than just an art fair, “Turbine Art Fair is not just an art fair but a lifestyle event. A fabulous showcase of the talent we have in South Africa and a great way to start collecting art in a unique and un-daunting way bringing the best galleries and artists under one roof.” With great food available, live music, and an art and play area for the kids, the Turbine Art Fair is a great day out in Joburg for the whole family.
With over 50 galleries and exhibits from across South Africa showcasing the finest contemporary and emerging African talent, there’s bound to be something to catch everyone’s eye. A highlight of previous years, visitors will also be able to take part in the free daily interactive Talks Programme – an incredible opportunity to learn more about the art world in South Africa, meet some of the great influencers in the worlds of art, collecting, and design, and interact with some of South Africa’s most respected artists.
The Turbine Art Fair is an unparalleled opportunity to take a step onto the art ladder well enjoying Africa’s rich art scene and immersing yourself in the extensive talent that our country has to offer.
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Words: Lucy Sarah Heaney | Images: Supplied