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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2019

Nando’s is exhibiting and selling works from Southern African artists who are well represented in the Nando’s UK collection.

The selected artists have participated in various artist career development programmes run by Spier Arts Trust. Nando’s long-term commitment to contemporary Southern African art makes a real difference to artists' lives and celebrates the cultural heartbeat of the brand. Nando’s now has over 9,000 original pieces of art by more than 350 artists in our UK restaurants.

This year, Nando’s presents work by four Southern African artists: Nelsa Guambe, Sepideh Mehraban, Qaqambile Bead Studio & Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta.



Meet the artists

Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta

Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta (b. 1967) is a painter and poet who trained both informally and formally at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Nelsa Guambe

Nelsa Guambe (b. 1987) is a self-taught artist based in Maputo, Mozambique, where she lives and works – across a range of multidisciplinary fields and collaborations.

Sepideh Mehraban

Sepideh Mehraban (b. 1986) has held solo shows in Iran and South Africa and participated in group exhibitions throughout the world

Qaqambile Bead Studio

Qaqambile Bead Studio is a creative enterprise run by three women – Nolubabalo Kanku, Neliswa Skiti and Mandisa Masina.