The RMB Turbine Art Fair is the epicentre of emerging contemporary art, celebrating established and new talent in an accessible and neutral environment. The Rand Merchant Bank promotes access to the arts by supporting and hosting emerging artists, and the goal of the RMB Turbine Art Fair is to attract a diverse audience, together with existing and new collectors.
The RMB Turbine Art Fair is an all-encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant music and an interactive talks programme. It 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 for savvy investors and new buyers to invest in up-and-coming artists and extend their collections easily, and for new artists to thrive off of this talent platform.
“Since its inception in 2013, audiences of all backgrounds have been delighted by the RMB Turbine Art Fair’s celebration of creativity and have come to anticipate the Fair’s exciting interpretation of visual art, music and food. We aim to educate, entertain and sell – to inspire!” says Glynis Hyslop, founder of Turbine Art Fair and MD of The Forum Company.
Galleries representing established and emerging artists, art organisations and original projects, present their efforts side by side, creating a synergy that is infectious to all who visit.
Says Alison Badenhorst, Head of RMB Corporate Marketing, “The business philosophy core to RMB’s 40-year history of success is ‘Traditional values. Innovative Ideas’. The visual arts both capture and communicate powerfully across this spectrum, reflecting the spirit of the time and fueling socio/economic and political discussion that may otherwise remain unheard. It is refreshing to see artists who, through their works, influence robust discussion, action or reaction, because of the relative permanence of their pieces in individual or corporate collections.”
RMB Turbine Art Fair will take place from Thursday 12th July (VIP Opening) to Sunday 15th July 2018 at Turbine Hall, Newtown, the cultural precinct of Johannesburg.
Anthony Shapiro COLLECT
Art it is
Art Source South Africa
Artist Proof Studio
Bag Factory Artists
Blaque Inq Contemporaries
Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery
Carol Lee Fine Art
Dale Sargent Fine Art
Free State Art Collective
Lizamore & Associates
LL Editions Fine Art Printmaking Studio
MK & Artist
Moving Contemporary Art World
No End Contemporary Art Space
Red Room Gallery
Salon Ninety One
Social Media Art Gallery
The Creative Block
The South African Print Gallery
White River Gallery by Halifax Art
Day pass: R100 online / R120 at the door
Weekend pass (Fri, Sat & Sun): R200 online / R250 at the door
Under 12 years old: R50 online / R80 door
Over 12 years old: R80 online / R100 door
R80 online / R100 at the door
For safety and convenience, the RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018 will be a completely cashless environment.