About us

Julia Meintjes Fine Art offers a curating and consulting service specialising in the field of South African art.

We provide discreet and professional advice to collectors, both private and corporate, helping them to start, maintain and build their collection.

Julia has a degree in fine art and art history and has over 30 years’ experience in this field. Her curatorial experience was gained through working at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The company is based in Parktown North, Johannesburg, but handles work for clients all over South Africa. We provide a friendly and accessible environment for artists, collectors and art lovers alike.

Our knowledge extends to both contemporary and historical South African art and encompasses many different media. These include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, original graphics and other works on paper, as well as the work of indigenous artists crafting media such as pots, beadwork and wire.

We give advice on trends, investment opportunities and on the merit and value of works of art. We guide clients to make a purchase which satisfies artistic merit as well as their personal taste and budget. We also sell collectable works on behalf of collectors to appropriate buyers or specialists.

We have expertise in discerning little-known yet talented artists and providing a platform for them to become better known. However, as we take care to source the most appropriate works for our clients, we do not limit ourselves to representing particular artists or groups, but rather source work from a wide and diverse range of South African artists from different regions of the country, as well as from studios, galleries, auction houses and private collections.

In order to maintain its value, a work of art needs to be cared for. We, therefore, also advise on the care and maintenance of art works, including arranging or providing framing, restoration, customs and freight, insurance, valuations and display.

Apart from selected private clients, our corporate clients include:

  • KPMG
  • HSBC
  • Citi Group
  • Kangra and Graham Beck Wines

TOKARA is a Wine and Olive farm situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, just outside Stellenbosch.

As curator of Art at Tokara, Julia presents exhibitions of South African art at Tokara Winery in Stellenbosch, as well as other venues in South Africa. Recent exhibitions have included works by Estelle Marais, Nicky Leigh, Diamond Bozas, Henk Serfontein, Lucas Bambo and Alfred Thoba.

Contact Julia Meintjes Fine Art with any queries.

Tokara website: www.tokara.co.za

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