The Turbine Art Fair moves to Illovo

Here’s a big one for the neighbourhood. The RMB Turbine Art Fair that started in 2013 has moved to its new location of 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, and takes place this weekend.

From the 12th to 14th July, the vision has always been to develop young artists and grow the market for African art and elevate art collecting across a wider market. It’s all about installations, larger gallery spaces and a more conceptually curated Fair “but in the relaxed environment that has always been the signature of Turbine Art Fair,” says fair founder, Glynis Hyslop.

The fair brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works. But it’s more than an art fair, it’s a cultural experience with food and drinks and entertainment. The selling price of artworks is generally between R1000 and R50 000, so it’s a place for buyers to extend their collections, and for new artists to use it as a platform.

There’s performance art, music, screenings, master-classes and a children’s programme, talks and walkabout series (sponsored by RMB Private Bank). The talks and walkabouts are offered to the public for free and on a first come first serve basis. The full list of walkabouts will be on the website ahead of the fair opening.

A Children’s Programme has been created and will be run by the Imbali Visual Literacy Project, which includes children specific walkabouts held daily. See more on

Dates: 12 to 14 July

Venue: 10 Fricker Road, Illovo

Tickets: R120 via Webtickets or R150 at the door

Weekend pass: R250 via Webtickets or R300 at the door

Children R100: four years and older includes access to children’s arts area and children’s walkabout, on a first come first serve basis.

There is a VIP opening night on July 11th, for R750 via Webtickets only. This will include performances by Gregory Maqoma (founder and executive director of Vuyani Dance Group) and Mabuta.


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