An established presence on the local art fair circuit, the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) celebrated its 10th edition in 2022. Designed initially as a more affordable and accessible fair aimed at a newer and more diverse audience of art collectors and buyers, TAF takes its name from its original venue in the Turbine Hall in downtown Jozi.
After a move to a group of office buildings in Illovo before the widespread disruption caused by Covid-19 lockdowns, the fair relocated in 2022 to the underground car park of arty new Rosebank precinct Oxford Parks. The idea to literally go underground was hatched in collaboration with property developers Intaprop, and worked surprisingly well. The volume of the car park was large enough to ensure each gallery exhibiting could show work to good advantage, and the industrial environs brought a stylish background to the fair’s proceedings.