Art Talks – Saturday & Sunday of the Turbine Art Fair

Viewing art can be an great experience but there is no substitute for choosing a piece that captivates, excites and moves you. Although this should be around personal taste it is sometimes quite intimidating and a bit of expert advice here and there can help to get you going.

At the Turbine Art fair we will be offering free educational talks by top South African artists and experts which will be a great start for any beginner. Talks will be scheduled in due course but will take place around 11:30 – 14:30

Art talks – Saturday & Sunday of the fair

11:30 – Stephen Welz – The Contemporary Art Market in South Africa
12:30 – Jillian Ross – Professional Insight – Understanding Editioned Artworks
13:30 – Stephen Hobbs – Wishing you a long life, or not – longevity, career and studio management, connecting one’s work to the world out there
14:30 – Warren Siebrits – The Art of Collecting
More about the professionals

Stephan Welz – Managing Director Strauss & Co
Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture
Stephan Welz is the longest practicing fine art expert and auctioneer in South Africa with over 35 years of experience with Sotheby’s in London, Amsterdam and South Africa. He has a vast knowledge of South African art and antiques making him the most respected “Generalist” in these fields. Stephan will be hosting a talk the contemporary art market in South Africa.

Jillian Ross – Master Printer and Workshop Manager
Jillian Ross, from David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) will give professional insight into the understanding of editioned artworks on paper and working directly with artists in the studio. Emphasis will be placed on collaborations with South African artists William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Stephen Hobbs, Deborah Bell and Senzo Shabangu.

Stephen Hobbs – Longevity, career and studio management, connecting one’s work to the world out there, working with and transcending the market place, writing ones’ self into history but also recognising the impact of one’s practice and its power on those nearest.

Warren Siebrits – has worked as an art advisor and art dealer for over the last twenty years in numerous art galleries and independently. In 2002, Warren established the Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary art, publishing 35 catalogues and 1 monograph (a specialist work of writing on a single subject or an aspect of a subject, usually by a single author) of Jo Ratcliffe. Warren currently works as a private art consultant and art dealer and has established a monthly newsletter title “The Art of Collecting”

Jozi Inner City Public Art Walk and Turbine Art Fair
Date: 27th July
Time: 14h00 to 15h30 followed by entrance to fair
Meeting Place: Turbine Hall 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
Tour: a tour focusing on public art and street/urban art (graffiti) in the area.

Home to numerous studios, artists, art events- The Jozi Inner City is fast becoming a real art destination! For the first time the Turbine Hall situated in historic Newtown will be hosting The Turbine Art Fair which aims to showcase some of Johannesburg’s best affordable art. To get you into the artistic mood, Past Experiences (Johannesburg’s Original Walking Tour Company) will be hosting a fabulous walking tour around the Newtown area focusing on the numerous public art works that are found in the area and part of the City of Johannesburg’s Regeneration programme. We will also look at some of the Cities best graffiti and street art and learn more about this fantastic industry.
The tour will end at the Turbine Art Fair (entrance to the Fair is included in the price) where you can have a snack and a glass of wine and enjoy perusing some fantastic art!
Cost: R130 pp (inc entrance into fair at R50)

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