Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020

Showcasing contemporary art from Africa and the world

The annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair is renowned as a leading destination in Africa to buy local and international art. It is also the place where buyers from around the world interact with galleries and exciting emerging and established artists, creating important global networks. Read on for our insights into the art world, and watch the inspiring work being done by the beneficiaries of our 2020 campaign. 

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It took 240 hours to create, and a mere two to dismantle. Watch as Investec’s artworks are pulled apart, and donated to three charities: Ikamva Labantu, Lalela project and Songo.info- who all apply the power of art to develop creative thinking and self-expression.

It took 240 hours to create, and a mere two to dismantle. Watch as Investec’s artworks are pulled apart, and donated to three charities: Ikamva Labantu, Lalela project and Songo.info- who all apply the power of art to develop creative thinking and self-expression.

Before it was dismantled, artist Greg Pentopoulos and his team brought Investec's belief that Art is a Human Investment, to life. Watch as it takes shape. 

Before it was dismantled, artist Greg Pentopoulos and his team brought Investec's belief that Art is a Human Investment, to life. Watch as it takes shape. 

Art is a human investment

Art is indeed a human investment. It enriches those who appreciate it, those who are able to invest in it, and those who are given the opportunity to cover their hands in paint and create it.
 
It has a value and a purpose far beyond wealth.
 
Studies have shown that art develops critical thinking ability in children—arguably one of the most valuable skills in the modern economy. Despite this, art is often the first subject to be dropped in schools where resources are stretched.

At Investec we believe that art can make a difference. That’s why, as lead sponsor of Cape Town Art Fair, we’ve handmade our campaign using over 15 000 individual art supplies—each one of which will be donated to art education initiatives.

Not a single supply is permanently fixed. All 15 224 pieces have been painstakingly hand-placed into a custom-made matrix, so as to preserve the integrity of the material. 

After the art fair the installations will be disassembled, and every pencil and pot of paint will be delivered into the eager hands of a child at one of our charity partners: Lalela, Songo.info and Ikamva Labantu

15,224
art materials used
250
Man hours to create
230 kgs
Approx weight of artwork
15000 pieces of stationery to make the artwork

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

When & Where?

2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place on 14-16 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Where to Buy Tickets?

Tickets cost R160 online (early bird tickets are R130) and door tickets cost R190.
 
To qualify for a 20% saving, simply use your Investec Visa Card to pay.
 

Exhibitors

Investec Cape Town Art Fair features prominent galleries from around the globe.

Latest News

Find out all the latest news about Investec Cape Town Art Fair including interviews with gallerists, the talks programme and the various exhibition sections.

Watch the highlights of 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair