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
We had over 3500 entries but there could only be one grand prize winner. Congratulations to Susan Jacobs who has won a blazing hot artwork.
Nando’s recently bought incredible artworks from Emalie, a member of the Nando’s Artist Society. She has worked on canvases provided by the programme as part of the process of developing her style and technique ahead of creating a final body of work titled Elementary Wisdom, for the Surface / Subtext group exhibition, held at the prestigious Everard-Read Gallery in Cape Town in August 2016. With all the qualities required to become a big-name artist, Emalie Bingham is passionately forging her own PERi-PERi trail.Discover More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.