TAF15 | 16th – 19th July 2015

SA Art Times, July 1, 2015

 The Turbine Art Fair (TAF15) brought to you by The Forum Company, returns to the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown for a third year.


TAF15 is a platform for galleries, curators and other art organisations to promote emerging and established talents in an accessible and enjoyable way.   In doing this TAF aims 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.  Individual artists are able to participate either as part of a collective or by applying to one of the special projects.  TAF15 is a notable event and all applications have been carefully considered to ensure compliance with the core values TAF15 and its organisers.


“Visitors to TAF15 can expect to see over 40 galleries and exhibits showcasing the best contemporary and emerging African talent.   TAF is not just an art fair! Visitors to the fair can expect live music daily, artisan food and drink, books and publications children’s programme and much more!” says Glynis Hyslop, Managing Director of The Forum Company.

Visitors will also be able to take part in the daily interactive talks programme.

STAEDTLER will again host TAF’s children’s area allowing young budding ‘artists’ to be creative whilst their parents enjoy the TAF.



CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY exhibits work by some of Joburg’s most dynamic and captivating young artist at their booth in the Turbine basement.

Artists represented include John Vusi Mfupi. The colours and composition of his collages are compelling echoes to the impasto and impressionist techniques with refreshing subject-matter and joyous appeal.

Stompie Selibe, a jazz musician and fine artist, showcases a series of artworks compiled on sheet music. Classical euro-centric composition is shattered by his distinctive figures - an interesting combination of music and art. 

The gallery introduces the ark of Louise Almon, whose abstract nudes and figures form original monotypes.  N.T Ngulube continues to charm audiences with his bold colours and mixed media technique.

Darryl Betz presents the latest works in his ‘Zinc Citizens’ series. The most recent works are a little more edgy in their tongue-in-cheek suggestiveness, with political overtones. His design elements captivate in their precision and persistence. Primarily monochrome black ink on plastic, he introduces colour by way of newspaper clippings and spray paint.  



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