About the Fair

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.


TAF 2022

21 - 24 July 2022

South Africa’s first accessible art fair is heading underground to Oxford Parks from 21 – 24 July 2022 for its 10th edition.  Turbine Art Fair (TAF) brings together galleries, artists, and curators from around the country to present and sell contemporary art. 

The 2022 fair and its location will play with themes of conventionality while exploring how far or ‘deep’ one can go to exhibit art. This playful, edgy, and modern take on a fair will surely excite lovers of art as we curate an undoubtedly unique experience that will make a mark on Joburg’s social and cultural calendars. 

“We are delighted to announce Oxford Parks as our venue for our 10th edition of TAF.  It’s definitely a hotspot in Jozi right now and a stones-throw from the art hub of Rosebank.   TAF will continue to push boundaries in 2022 but also continue to make the fair appeal to both the seasoned art collector and those wanting to start the art collecting journey.  There is something for everyone” says Glynis Hyslop, Founder Turbine Art Fair.


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