The seventh edition of the RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is coming up next month, and will be the most substantial Fair yet. Since its inception in 2013, RMB TAF has grown extensively year on year, and will be held from 12 to 14 July 2019 with a preview evening on 11 July.
This year, RMB TAF will move out of Turbine Hall and will take place in a new location: 10 Fricker Road, Illovo. ‘Our vision for TAF has always been to develop young artists and grow the market for African art and elevate art collecting across a wider market. South Africans have really embraced this Fair since the beginning and we are delighted to be moving to a bigger venue in 2019. Visitors will be able to view exciting installations, larger gallery spaces and a more conceptually curated Fair but in the relaxed environment that has always been the signature of Turbine Art Fair,’ says Fair Founder, Glynis Hyslop.
Proudly partnered for a second year by RMB, TAF is a unique South African art collaboration that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works. As a talent brand, RMB nurtures and celebrates creativity widely, making this partnership a natural extension of the Bank’s respect for the possibilities that creativity unleashes. Enabling access to the arts by supporting and exposing emerging artists, attracting diverse audiences and existing and new collectors, demonstrates RMB’s commitment to transforming lives through the growth of the creative economy.
‘The RMB Turbine Art Fair thoughtfully extends the visual arts market in an environment that is dynamic, accessible and strongly African,’ says Alison Badenhorst, Head of RMB Corporate Marketing.
RMB TAF is an all-encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant entertainment and an interactive public programme. It differentiates itself from other South African art fairs through its accessible pricing strategy. The selling price of artworks generally falls between R1 000 and R50 000, which presents opportunities for savvy investors and new buyers to extend their collections easily, and for new artists to thrive off this talent platform.
Galleries representing established and emerging artists, art organisations, collectives, and original projects, present their efforts side by side, creating a synergy that is infectious for all who visit.
For more info: www.turbineartfair.co.za
Dates: 12 – 14 July 2019
Venue: 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
Tickets: R120 via Webtickets or R150 at door
Weekend pass: R250 via Webtickets or R300 at door
Children: R100 (4 years and older, includes access to children’s arts area and children’s walkabout on a first-come, first-served basis)
Students & Pensioners: R100 at door and R80 via Webtickets (Friday only)
VIP opening night (11 July): R800 via Webtickets only
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