The sixth edition of the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Turbine Art Fair will be held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg from 12-15 July 2018. The fair gathers galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works.
This year’s fair will present a series of special projects for visitors to view, these include the RMB Private Bank talks programme. This daily programme includes walkabouts with celebrities, art professionals, and well-known artists. These free walkabouts also include age-appropriate options aimed at helping children understand art and sharing a vocabulary that equips them to appreciate and describe it. “Our investment in the RMB Private Bank talks programme helps to bring art to life and offers both our clients and all fair attendees the chance to mindfully explore the way in which art moulds, builds, and contributes towards our creative economy. Investing in art starts with the investment in the youthful talent that creates the art. Artists as a collective, are some of our greatest assets in building our future design thinkers. The talks and walkabout programme is titled Think
and offers a perspective on various artists’ processes, following through to their end result – often contributing positively towards solutions to worldly problems, that may transform our homes, be viewed in galleries or become proud and public South African landmarks,” says Eric Enslin, Private Bank CEO.
An exhibition featuring a selection of Irma Stern still lifes from private collections titled Is there Still Life? The Work of Irma Stern will be presented by Strauss & Co. A competition among students at tertiary art schools in Gauteng has been created for artists to submit a still life in a medium of their choice and a selection of the best works will be exhibited at RMB Turbine Art Fair alongside the Stern showcase.