At Nando's, we see making great tasting food as an art form. So it's no big surprise that we put as much thought into what goes on walls as on the plate.
Since it was started in 2002, the Nando's Art Collection has grown to something in which we take great pride. So much so that the artwork displayed on the walls of our restaurants form the largest collection of South African art outside Africa!
The 4000 works that make up our collection include pieces from undiscovered, emerging and established artists from diverse social and economic backgrounds. This offers opportunity for all artists in South Africa to participate as well as encouraging skills development at every level.
Nando's takes particular interest in young, emerging artists. The support we've been able to give has enabled many individuals to focus full-time on their art and as a result, a growing number have gone on to become established artists.
268 ...artists are behind the collection housed in our restaurants nationwide.
150 ...artists (at least) are involved in The Creative Block Project).
5000 ...pieces of artwork are displayed on the walls of our restaurants.
Our restaurant walls are never dull, and are covered with over 5,000 pieces of original South African art.
Coming to the City (2011) by Clive van den Berg represents for Nando's the culmination of their continued relationship of support to many hundred's of South African artists. A site specific mosaic which investigates the relationship between the artist and London. It is testament to the fact that not all art masterworks are exhibited in great museums.
The Creative Block is an ongoing project, administered by the Jeanetta Blignaut Art Consultancy in which Nando’s loves to take part. The project works with more than 150 artists and aims to create opportunity for artists of all types, well know and newly discovered.
The artists are given blank blocks to work on and when they’ve gone and created something amazing they are returned and given payment and feedback. This way the artists can choose their medium and subject matter and can be rewarded for great quality work.
Keep an eye out for creative blocks in Nando’s Westfield Stratford City, Kings Cross and others.