RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is on the move to a new and bigger venue for the 7th edition of the Fair. RMB TAF, since its inception in 2013, has grown extensively year on year and 2019 will see the most substantial Fair yet in a new location – 10 Fricker Rd, Illovo from 12 – 14 July with a preview evening on 11 July.
“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 enviroment 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.
“Our own art collection is a tangible example of deliberately sharing the creative energy that art naturally inspires. Totaling 2000 works, the inclusiveness of RMB’s collection comes from it being sourced locally, thus communicating the shared African story”.
“The Forum Company is proud co-sponsor of RMB TAF. As leaders in the field of hosting and conceptualising events and pop-ups as well as creating timeless shared experiences through sustainability and innovative, iconic spaces we are hugely excited about being part of one of Johannesburg’s much-loved events – RMB Turbine Art Fair” adds Glynis Hyslop.
RMB TAF is not just an art fair but an all-encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages and vibrant entertainment programme. It also differentiates itself from other South African art fairs through its accessible pricing strategy. The selling price of artworks generally falls between R1000 and R50 000, which presents opportunities to savvy investors and new buyers to extend their collections easily, and for new artists to thrive off this talent platform.
RMB Turbine Art Fair will present a series of special projects for visitors to view during the Fair as well asamultidisciplinary public programme curated by Kefiloe Siwisa and Nomvuyo Horwitz – titled “The Year of the mirror” which will include performance art, music, screenings, masterclasses and a children’s programme, talks and walkabout series sponsored by RMB Private Bank. The talks and walkbaouts are offerd to the public for free and on a first come first serve basis. The full list of talks, speakers panelists and talk times can be found on the website.
Daily walkabouts sponsored by RMB Private Bank with art specialists and cultural enthusiasts will be hosted on a first come first served basis. The full list of walkabouts will be on the website ahead of the Fair opening.
Children are not forgotten at RMB Turbine Art Fair. A Children’s Programme has been created and will be run by Imbali Visual Literacy Project, which includes children specific walkabouts held daily and will be lead by Alison Kearney.
Radio partner Kaya FM will be broadcasting live from the Fair on Saturday 13th July.
Dates: 12 - 14 July 2019
Venue: 10 Fricker Rd Illovo, JHB
Tickets: R120 via Webtickets or R150 at door
Weekend pass: R250 via webtickets or R300 at door Children R100: 4 years & older Includes access to children’s arts area and children’s walkabout on a first come first serve basis Students & Pensioners: R100 at door and R80 via Webtickets (Friday only) VIP opening night (11th July): R750 via Webtickets only and will include Performances by Gregory Maqoma (founder & executive director of Vuyani Dance Group) and Mabuta