Investec Cape Town Art Fair

After a hiatus brought on by Covid19 and the subsequent lockdowns- we're thrilled that Africa’s largest contemporary art fair, will return to its physical home, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 February 2022.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair Digital Event 2021

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For the 2022 edition, local and international art lovers, will have the opportunity to engage with the art online or in person, with Investec Cape Town Art Fair offering a hybrid of both platforms. The ninth edition will bring together the excitement of the long-running programme with a special new addition.

The new ‘ALT’ section takes a different spin on a similar theme, inviting alternative galleries to portray the way in which the pandemic has affected how artists engage with the real and more pressingly, virtual worlds of art. 

Investec has been the title sponsor of Cape Town Art Fair since 2018.

“We believe art can break down barriers and bring people together. So, we’re delighted to welcome back a face-to-face Fair, combined with the digital edition, which could bring the world of art to a potentially larger, more diverse audience.”
Peta Dixon, Investec’s head of Sponsorships.

She goes on to say, “Cape Town tourism has been badly impacted due to Covid19 travel restrictions, but we are hopeful that the 9th edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair will be a drawcard for the city synonymous with art and creativity.”

Investec Cape Town Art Fair in-person event 2022

When & Where?

The next Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place on 18- 20 February 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Exhibitors

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

Where to Buy Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased through Webtickets. 

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.

When you invest in art, you're investing in a community

Art for more than art's sake | Watch as Investec’s 2020 artworks are quite literally 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.
Art for more than art's sake | Watch as Investec’s 2020 artworks are quite literally 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 Community 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 Community Investment, to life. Watch as it takes shape. 

A look back at the 2020 Investec installation

15,224
art materials used
250
Man hours to create
230 kgs
Approx weight of artwork

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

15000 pieces of stationery to make the artwork

Watch the highlights of 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair