Nando's and Art

Nando's and Art

Hot Facts

Hot Facts

Nando’s has over 19 000 pieces of art in our growing collection

Our art collection turns up the heat in 1000 Nando’s restaurants around the world

It give us a PERi-warm glow to know Nando’s has the largest collection of emerging Southern African art in the world

We support over 275 artists to consistently let their creativity burn bright

Bonolo Helen Chepape

Bonolo Helen Chepape

Bonolo Helen Chepape believes that life is fun, beautiful and is best embraced in colour - we agree! Intricate embellishments of Portuguese tiles and African linocut art are the inspiration behind her incredible, limited edition SMEG fridge design. Her love for all things print and vibrant started in a small garage tuck-shop that her mom created for them to make a living. Bonolo used school holidays to nurture her talent, opening the door to her own artistic and entrepreneurial journey. Since then she’s founded LulasClan, an interior design and décor studio that creates design works inspired by women.

Inspired by Bonolo’s work? Buy any Nando's Meal and a 330ml or 500ml Coca-Cola, SMS the word BIRTHDAY, your name and the name of the Nando's restaurant to 34145.

You could win limited edition SMEG appliances, designed by her.

Nando’s loves South African creativity!

Nando’s loves South African creativity!

Creative Collisions at BASHA UHURU Freedom Fest in Partnership with Nando’s
Wed 21 Jun – Sun 25 June
FREE! LIVE MUSIC and DJs | ART | DESIGN | MOVIES | COMEDY | HERITAGE CYCLING TOUR | COMPETITIONS!

Find out more about Nando’s Art at http://10and5.com/nandos-art-page/

Get involved

Get involved

Get involved with the Nando's Art initiative. It's simple, follow these steps:

Take a picture of your artwork.
Write a short bio.
E-mail it to [email protected]

​We will contact you via email to let you know if your application is HOT OR NOT.

Art Initiatives

Creative Block

Creative Block

The Creative Block provides a platform for Southern African artists, both established and emerging, to have their work exhibited across the globe. Artists are provided with blank blocks of various sizes, to be transformed in any media. Artworks are then submitted for critique and the best are purchased for resale to corporate patrons and the general public. Each block is unique, signed and individually numbered.

There are more than 250 contributing artists from Southern Africa. Each block represents the work of an artist, their unique story and technical style. The impact of the Creative Block is really felt when these individual artworks come together to become a larger, collective work of art.

Nando's Chicken Run

Nando's Chicken Run

Every month, our curators tour artist's studios across South Africa, scouting for hot-off-the-brush contemporary works to add to our collection. This programme allows artists to focus full-time on their careers, whilst also offering valuable critique that builds skills and confidence.
During these visits, offers are made on-the-spot to buy artworks or entire collections, and artists are paid in full that same day. We then ship these pieces to our restaurants across the world, were they are proudly displayed.

Nando's Artists Society

Nando's Artists Society

To help artists focus on their arts full-time, 20 mid-career artists from the Creative Block were chosen to submit larger artworks to Nando's on a regular basis, at a set fee per canvass. We receive affordable, quality artworks for our restaurants and the artists gain financial security. It's a beautiful mutual exchange.

The Nando's Artists Society programme has been contributing to artists and art patron collection development for 10 years; offering artists an opportunity to experiment while earning a steady income, and meeting nando's global demand for quality fine art at best value for money.

The Spier Arts Academy

The Spier Arts Academy

Specialising in collaborative and experimental work with fine artists, designers and architects in conceptualising, manufacturing and installing architectural artworks. Training in ceramic and mosaic mediums, artists are offered a 3-year paid apprenticeship.

Qubeka Bead Studio

Qubeka Bead Studio

What started as a simple idea – to collaborate and interpret the work of some of South Africa’s finest artists in beaded panels - has grown to become an inspiring, unique art expression. Today, Qubeka Bead Studio collaborates with some of our country’s leading artists to translate their works into beautiful beaded creations.