2019 Turbine Art Fair & Kaya Fm

At the top of our calendar of winter activities to do in Johannesburg.

It’s about time for the RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019! We’ve partnered with the art fair for a few years and it’s always at the top of our calendar of winter activities to do in Johannesburg. In 2019, the Turbine Art Fair is back with a few changes but all the usual artsy fun you’ve come to expect.

Entering its seventh year, the Turbine Art Fair 2019 will be at a different venue! After happy and successful six years at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, the Turbine Art Fair has moved to a bigger venue.

According to the founder, Glynis Hyslop, the Turbine Art Fair has moved to improved the experience of attendees. “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.”

What to expect at the Turbine Art Fair 2019

While the venue is different, it’s still going to be the TAF you’ve always loved. As has become tradition, the Fair will launch on Thursday with a VIP opening night during which attendees will get a glimpse of the 2019 exhibitions and installations.


Art on walls is still one of the focal points at the Turbine Art Fair 2019. Various galleries and collectives will have spaces at the Fair, which means an opportunity to take in a lot of fine art.


The talks programme at Turbine Art Fair 2019 is geared toward those who think about art wholistically. Art isn’t just for hanging on walls; it’s also a way to reflect and preserve the world. It’s the way we want to see each other. Talks include the expected such as art collecting, to the complicated such as art criticism and visibility and representation.

For a multi-sensory experience, theTAF 2019 also offers attendees other activities including screenings and masterclasses in monotype and linocut. There’s also a full day children’s programme, which is great for families who enjoy sharing art experiences.

The Turbine Art Fair is on from 12 to 14 July at 10 Fricker Road Illovo

Article by Nomali Cele for Khaya FM, 10 July 2019.


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