“Artinsure is delighted to be in partnership with the Turbine Art Fair for the third year running in sponsoring the Talks Programme as well as the art walkabouts.  The 2017 Artinsure Talks Programme will offer art lovers an insight into a broad range of art related subjects which will be presented by select specialists and artists. This association strengthens and reinforces Artinsure’s position as the leader in art insurance” says Gordon Massie MD Artinsure

The opportunity to discuss investing in the arts, talks about processes, projects and creativity, not to mention the artworks themselves provide a solid highlight to any art fair. TAF’s talks are aimed particularly at its target markets with interesting and informative talks.

In 2017 curator Makgati Molebatsi, the founder of Mak’Dct has presented the possibility of enhancing the concept, curatorship, management and execution of the TAF 2017 art talks in collaboration with Artinsure. The concept and direction will be centred around “Conversations with collectors” which will take its direction from the special project of an exhibition of the collection of Pierneef’s of art collector Anton Taljaard, art collector and property developer. Mak’Dct aims to create a compelling reason for the visitors to the fair as well as the public to attend the art talks’ through curating and managing a stimulating, informative and exciting talk program.


Topic 1 – ‘Collecting beyond the walls’

• Tladi Marumo – interviewer

• Tshepo Hlongwane – collector, director and founder of Browneyedboys Consulting, Trader at Liberty

• Dawood Petersen – collector and attorney

• Nomahlubi Sheri – collector

• Tamzin Lovell – gallerist


Topic 2 – ‘Artists and Collecting – are they interested in building massive collections?’

• Makgati Molebatsi – interviewer

• Lawrence Lemaona – artist and lecturer at UNISA

• Nelson Makamo – artist

• Usha Seerjarim – artist


Topic 3 – ‘A Collector’

• Anton Taljaard/Pierneef exhibition

• Alongside the talks there will be guided walkabouts with artists and curators as well as 2 artistic movie screenings.



is curated by Makgati Molebatsi

and is proudly sponsored by ARTINSURE.




Saturday 15 July 2017

Times Speaker Title Description
11:00 – 12:00  


13:30 – 14:30
15:00 – 16:00



Sunday 16 July 2017

 11:00 – 12:00
12:30 – 13:30  
14:00 – 15:00