About Us

 

Launched on 12 December 2017, the Art Bank of South Africa is a national programme of the Department of Arts and Culture as part of the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy implementation and is hosted by the National Museum Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The Art Bank of South Africa is tasked with purchasing artworks from South African artists, particularly that of emerging artists in order to lease and sell the artworks to South African government departments, private companies and private individuals.

Mission

Curating a definitive collection of contemporary South African visual art. Promoting financial sustainability for the artists and Art Bank of South Africa through the leasing of art. Nurturing emerging South African artists by expanding the market for their work and providing skills development opportunities. Fostering an appreciation for contemporary art by making art accessible to the broader public in their workplaces and shared spaces.
  • Curating a definitive collection of contemporary South African visual art.
  • Promoting financial sustainability for the artists and Art Bank of South Africa through the leasing of art.
  • Nurturing emerging South African artists by expanding the market for their work and providing skills development opportunities.
  • Fostering an appreciation for contemporary art by making art accessible to the broader public in their workplaces and shared spaces.

Vision

The vision of the Art Bank is to promote, foster and stimulate a vibrant market for the collection of South African contemporary visual art.

The vision of the Art Bank is to promote, foster and stimulate a vibrant market for the collection of South African contemporary visual art.

Our Team

Nonto Sheryl Msomi

Nonto Sheryl Msomi

PROJECT MANAGER

Nonto is tasked with establishing and developing the Art Bank of South Africa Contemporary Visual Art Collection for leasing and to ensure the proper functioning and smooth running of the artbankSA.

Nkosinathi Gumede

Nkosinathi Gumede

Assistant Project Manager

Nathi is responsible for assisting the project manager coordinating Art Bank of South Africa activities. He is the first point of contact for artists and clients of the artbankSA.

Masabata Qopane

Masabata Qopane

Admin Intern

Masabata Qopane (b.1988) is the Admin Intern at the Art Bank of South Africa. Masabata joins the artbankSA team because of the National Museum Bloemfontein/Motheo TVET College Internship programme.

Mfaniwe Tjeko

Mfaniwe Tjeko

Design Intern

Mfaniwe Tjeko (b.1989) is the Design Intern at the Art Bank of South Africa. Fani joins the artbankSA team because of the VANSA/CATHSSETA Internship programme.

Duduzane Mqaba

Duduzane Mqaba

DESIGN INTERN

Duduzane Mqaba (b.1997) is the Design Intern at the Art Bank of South Africa. Duduzane joins the artbankSA team because of the VANSA/CATHSSETA Internship programme.

Prof. Elfriede Dreyer

Prof. Elfriede Dreyer

Senior Museum Scientist: Fine Art

Elfriede is tasked with undertaking contemporary visual art research and publishing on current arts industry developments.