Art is a long-term investment. Therefore, art is doing all the hard work for your future. When you invest in the art world, you invest in your future.

Absa Artworks is a series of webinars where we guide you on making art work for your investment portfolio.

With our host, Dr Paul Bayliss, Senior Specialist Art Curator at Absa, as well as several industry leaders and local personalities, we’ll delve deeper into the world of art buying, investing and collecting, while celebrating our rich artistic talent from across the continent.

Not only will you have a good overview of the visual arts industry, but you’ll learn the basic principles on how to start, maintain and even grow your own art collection. In addition, we’ll share personal insights as we meet a number of artists.

Absa Artworks is free of charge, so register for your first webinar today.

Absa Artworks schedule


Session 1: Introduction to the Arts Industry

19 November 2020, 11:00

In this webinar, we will introduce the visual arts sector, with a focus on the role that galleries, museums and auction houses play in the industry, as well as looking at the various arts festivals that take place across South Africa.

Session 2: How to build an art collection

26 November 2020, 11:00

In this webinar, we will focus on how to start building an art collection, best ways to store your artworks and identify good investment artworks. We’ll also discuss options for financing your art investment.

Session 3: Managing your art as an investment

03 December 2020, 11:00

This webinar will unpack the “nuts and bolts” of protecting your art collection. This includes the importance of determining the provenance of your artwork, record keeping, the value and types of framing, as well as looking at how to insure your collection.

Session 4: How to grow your art investment

10 December 2020, 11:00

The webinar with introduce the viewer on the process for building an art collection. The panel of guests will also discuss aspects of collecting art and whether you should follow a theme, how to sell and buy artworks, and what adds value to the collection.