Turbine Art Fair promises unforgettable experience at new venue

The Turbine Art Fair (TAF) in collaboration with renowned creatives including Tiaan Nagel, Tonic Design, and garden designer Patrick Watson is set to mesmerise aesthetes with ​artwork of emerging artists at Hyde Park Corner from 27 July to 30 July 2023. 

This year’s celebration, which is aimed championing emerging artists and galleries while showcasing established artists and providing an innovative and dynamic experience for visitors, is expected to be bigger and better than before with visitors promised extraordinary exhibitions, thought-provoking talks, and captivating installations.

The fair found its new home at Hyde Park Corner where it is joining art spaces like Graham’s Contemporary, Charles Grieg Gallery, and several others, continuing the Corner’s legacy of supporting the arts in Johannesburg.

Glynis Hyslop, the founder of Turbine Art Fair, says they are thrilled to be moving into a fabulous new venue and promises visitors an unforgettable experience at a venue where art comes alive. “We believe we have curated an innovative and exciting art experience that will take art fairs in South Africa to the next level,” says Hyslop.  

The organisers have gone out of their way to ensure that this year’s celebration is transformative and inclusive, with unique arts programmes perfect for children to ignite their creativity.

Turbine Arts Fair 2023 will feature a number of stunning special projects including TAF Unearthed, Off The Grid, On The Grid, TAF Talent, JAG, TAF Capsule featuring Usha Seejarim, and many more. The fair further enriches its celebration by offering visitors a take-back-home piece of contemporary South African design from the curated gift shop and bookstore, and indulge in the Steenberg Garden and the Don Julio X The Forum eatery and bar for a truly immersive experience.

The Turbine Art Fair, which is in its second decade, has become the epicentre of emerging art in South Africa bringing together galleries, artists, and curators from around the country to present and sell contemporary art.

Laura Vercueil, the Public Relations and Communications Manager for Joburg Tourism, says events and initiatives like Turbine Art Fair contribute to Joburg being recognised globally as one of the world’s art cities. “We applaud them for this and trust they will be celebrating many more anniversaries for years to come,” says Laura.

“Visitors to the fair can expect dynamic installations and a more engaged offering. TAF 23 continues to evolve, push boundaries, educate and go beyond the norms of a traditional art fair, appealing to both the seasoned art collector as well as those wanting to start the art collecting journey,” says Nagel Tiaan Nagel, Creative Director at Turbine Art Fair.

Tickets must be pre-booked. They are not available at the door. For more information visit: https://turbineartfair.co.za/visitor-info/​

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