An important voice in representing the work of predominantly young and emerging artists, the fair is also a vital platform for growing the market for collecting art in South Africa. Prices sit within the more 'accessible' bracket (usually under R50,000, although most works can be picked for between R5,000 and R20,000), and the fair fosters an inclusive atmosphere that opens the art collecting space out to new audiences.
A big highlight of each fair is always the TAF Talks programme, an informative talks series aimed at art lovers who want to better understand the South African art market and the broader South African arts scene.
This year's TAF Talks are all taking place online and a free to attend (although you must first register in advance).
Thu Sep 30 at 18:00
Reaching significant Milestones in 2021 by SA Art organisations Register here
The South African arts industry celebrates many significant milestones and anniversaries. This panel discusses how South Africa's most respected art organisations have survived and thrived and the role they now play.
Sat Oct 2 at 16:00
Investment drivers of the SA art industry Register here
How is the market changing and how is the value of art locally changing? How is South Africa's art industry opening up to the world and to the rest of the African continent?
Sun Oct 3 at 16:00
Pan-African Art, is this a vogue, or is it a sustainable growth market? Register here
African art is making waves globally, particularly in the US and in Europe. This panel explores if this is just a passing trend or evidence of a sustainable growth market.
Wed Oct 6 at 15:00
ConverAction: Moving towards an establishment of desirable balance on Arts Education in South Africa Register here
A discussion about the social and creative merits of an "alternative" and the differing but mutuall beneficial space it holds alongside formal university arts education.
Wed Oct 6 at 18:00
How Covid has affected Galleries and collectors globally? Register here
This panel looks at how the collector profile changed due to the change in global conditions in the art world.
Thu Oct 7 at 18:00
Collecting Photos – Photography as collectable and investment Register here
Traditionally a niche art world medium, this panel explores how African fine art photography fits in as a collecting category.