Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is a unique South African Art fair that brings together exhibitors from around the SADC region to present, sell and celebrate works. The fair is the epicentre of emerging art in South Africa. It presents a space for the showcasing of established and new talent in an environment that is immersive, accessible and inclusive.
Founded in 2013 by The Forum Company, it is the first accessible and affordable South African art fair aimed at small scale and emerging galleries as well as emerging artists and collectors working toward growing the market for South African Contemporary art. TAF aims to continue to empower, educate, entertain and sell.
The fair provides a space for a range of galleries, secondary market dealers, print studios, artist organisations, collectives and project spaces to exhibit new emerging artists and mid-career artists to exhibit and engage with emerging and established collectors and audiences.
“The public has embraced the ethos of TAF and over the years have built a long-standing, trusted relationship with the fair, which provides a safe and curated space in which to buy art. We believe that there is no better time than right now for collectors to actively support artists and galleries. We also see this as an opportunity to support art schools in ensuring a generation of new artists. Through our special projects we showcase the work of emerging artists at the start of their careers, giving them a much-needed launch pad. We feel that it is vital to keep the art ecosystem engaged during this time and keep the conversations ongoing, and through our planned virtual talks and walkabout programme, we are able to so.” – Fair Founder, Glynis Hyslop.
Turbine Art Fair presents TAF ARCADE, a hybrid fair of online viewing rooms and a smaller art fair in Illovo with selected highlighted and featured projects.
Themed Evergreen, the first TAF Arcade will showcase a selection of art, craft and design exhibitions by South African and Southern African galleries, collectives, art dealers, creative project spaces, as well as featured curated exhibitions. A smaller scale art fair will be showcased at 10 Fricker Road Illovo from 30 September – 3 October 2021, allowing audiences to experience the fair’s curated exhibitions.
TAF Open Access is a library of content form Turbine Art Fair’s. ongoing programme. Watch past talks, artist & curator interviews and professional practice insights and training.