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Turbine Art Fair 2015 a massive success!

The Turbine Art Fair (TAF15) was brought to you by The Forum Company, and took place at the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown for a third year from 16th – 19th July 2015, with an attendance of over 7 000 people over the duration of the Fair.
TAF15 has become the platform for galleries to promote emerging and established talents in an accessible and enjoyable way. TAF aims to promote new work and talent and most importantly educate and expose contemporary South African art to a new art audience and collector base.
TAF saw over 40 galleries and exhibits showcasing the best contemporary and emerging African talent and all art exhibited was priced below the maximum R40 000 price mark.
‘I was extremely excited by the amazing work that was showcased at TAF15. Galleries really took it upon themselves to show new artists and new work that has never been seen before so there was something for everyone – collectors and first-time buyers. TAF is the perfect fair for those wanting to learn more about South African art in a unique and un-daunting way, bringing the best galleries and artists under one roof,’ says Glynis Hyslop Managing Director.
Highlights of TAF15 included Emerging Painters, the graduate show curated by Hentie van der Merwe. The entire exhibition was sold out, firmly establishing these new artists as future stars to watch.
The winner of the 2014 TASA Award (The Turbine Art Fair & Sylt Emerging Artist’s Residency Award), Setlamorago Mashilo’s first solo exhibition was also a sell out! His exhibition was inspired by his time on Sylt.
The Fresh Produce Exhibition, curated by Zanele Mashumi and proudly supported by RMB, received rave reviews with all artists selling most of their work.
The JAG exhibition at TAF brought together jewels from the museum’s own exceptional collection in a celebration of the genres and scope of paper works, which are often more affordable and accessible to collectors. This was not only a huge coup for TAF but also created awareness of the amazing galleries and Museums we have in Jozi. TAF ran a daily bus route between Turbine Hall, JAG, WAM and the Standard Bank Gallery.

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