TURBINE INDEPENDENT | Celebrating 12 years of making art accessible.

Published 28 February 2024 in Press/News

Turbine Art Fair Editorial

Turbine Art Fair has over the past 11 years grown into one of the most anticipated events on Johannesburg’s arts calendar. Launched in 2013 and held annually during July, the Fair is a platform for visual arts professionals, galleries and collective art spaces to showcase their creative work. Turbine Art Fair attracts a diverse crowd of established art collectors, and seasoned and new arts enthusiasts, who flock to the annual event to enjoy accessible art, engage in informative talks and walkabouts as well as the festival atmosphere which is enhanced by the delicious array of food and drinks curated by The Forum Company.

For the 12th edition of Turbine Art Fair, we are proud to present Turbine Independent, an art fair theme, format and event that solidifies our roots and founding statement, “To Make Art Accessible.” In this edition, we aim to recognize and support artistic and entrepreneurial talent within the South African visual arts community, including galleries, independent curators, graduates, mid-career and established artists, collectives, printing studios, and project spaces falling under the small and microenterprise category. The Fair will provide exhibitors with an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent and business practice at our new venue, The Forum Hyde Park (Hyde Park Corner), from 26 – 28 July 2024.


Exhibitor applications for Turbine Independent will be open from the 4th of March 2024 for an inclusive art fair format and theme that is designed for independent professionals within the visual arts, namely independent curators, artists, collectives, project spaces and galleries who wish to participate at on the 12th edition of Turbine Art Fair.


Application Window: 04 – 18 Mar 2024

Selection process: 20 March 2024

Exhibitor Announcement: 25 March 2024

Art Fair dates: 26 – 28 July 2024


Application inquiries: [email protected]

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