As you may have noticed our restaurants all feature pieces of art from our collection. We thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the art we currently are displaying. Nando’s proudly supports artists in and around Africa and we have a dedicated commitment to inspire and support these artists.
Each of our restaurants is completely individual and we really feel this is enhanced by the inclusion of these fantastic and unique masterpieces! We thought you might find it interesting to find out a bit about the background of the artist who has created the various pieces of art we gaze at whilst we devour our favourite chicken.
This time we’re going to focus on a couple of pieces of art at one of our newest stunning restaurants – Leeds Trinity.
Jill Trappler is from Guateng, South Africa and has studied at Johannesburg Art Foundation focusing on drawing, sculpture, art history and philosophy for two years. She has exhibited her work internationally at group and individual exhibitions. She has trained in many different crafts and has run many employment projects in the township areas and also lectures in occupational therapy. This particular piece is called ‘ Horizon’ and is an oil on canvas.
Jaco Van Schalkwyk grew up in South Africa and is currently in his final year at UNISA studying a BA degree in Historical Studies. Jaco has been mentored by a well-known South African artist Marie Vermeulen Breedt, who has helped him grow as an artist. Although just starting out in his career he has participated in numerous exhibitions in SA and overseas and is included in a collection at Reserve Bank of South Africa. In 2010 a piece of artwork he submitted to the ABSA L’Atelier competition, was selected for the Top One Hundred exhibition.
We unfortunately don’t have an actual title for this piece but it is an oil on canvas. We love it’s bright and vibrant colours.