This month sees the Turbine Art Fair 2016 (TAF16) return to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown for a 4th year from 14th-17th July and sponsored and organised by The Forum Company. The aim of TAF16 is to promote new work and talent and to create a new art audience and collector base.

Exhibitors whether galleries, collectives or dealers have been invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R40 000.00. “Turbine Art Fair has certainly made it mark as one of the must attend art fairs annually. Over 50 galleries and exhibits from across South Africa will be showcasing the finest contemporary and emerging African talent,” says Glynis Hyslop Managing Director of The Forum Company.


A free, interactive Talk’s Programme sponsored by Artinsure, will take place on a daily basis and visitors will be able to take part for free.  “Our Talks programme is always a highlight for those attending the Fair as it gives our visitors an opportunity to learn more about the art world in South Africa, meet some of the great influencers in the world of art, collecting and design as well as some of the respected artists we have in South Africa and at Turbine Art Fair ” says Hyslop.


The Johannesburg Art Gallery(JAG) will present an exciting exhibit by renowned artist Diane Victor alongside Francisco Goya. “Goya’s Los Caprichos series echoes Diane Victor’s Disasters of Peace very well in that they are both social commentary on their contemporary socio-political situations” says curator Musha Neluheni.

Another highlight of TAF16 is that Sarah Biggs, winner of the 2015 TASA award, will have her own exhibition and show work inspired by her residency on Sylt Island

Suzie Copperthwaite will curate a series of installations showcasing some of the exciting talent in the art form of installations in South Africa. TAF16 also sees the exciting return of Fresh Produce Exhibition sponsor RMB and the Emerging Painters: The Graduate Show.

“Turbine Art Fair is not just an art fair but a lifestyle event!  A fabulous showcase of the talent we have in South Africa and a great way to start collecting art in a unique and un-daunting way bringing the best galleries and artists under one roof.  Enjoy great food by The Forum Company, live music, a live broadcast by media partner Kaya FM on Saturday and the chance to meet new and interesting people. Children can enjoy an art and play area hosted by Staedtler. All in all a great day out in Jozi for the whole family!” concludes Hyslop.


All images courtesy of TAF16


Thursday 14th July: 18h00 – 22h00 Opening Preview Evening 

Friday 15th July: 10:00 – 20:00 Public, Pensioners, Scholars & Students.

Saturday 16th July: 10:00 –18:00

Sunday 17th July: 10:00 –17:00


Ticket Costs: R100

Weekend passes: R200

Preview Evening: R500


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Event hashtag:  #TAF16

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