My photography recently featured in an article about the Art of Nando’s, published in the Financial Times.
The South African-owned chain has shown a long-running and deep-seated support for art and artists. Nando’s has the world’s largest collection of contemporary art from South Africa. Many of the twenty two thousand pieces of art hang in the group’s 1300 restaurants around the world. The collection has been managed since 2002 by the Spier Arts Trust.
There is a training programme to encourage creativity in up and coming artists whereby if approved the artists earn the right to work on small blank bocks and gradually work up to larger pieces. Some of these artists have gone on to be internationally renowned, including Kinshasa-born Patrick Bongoy.
Nando’s art is another element that makes the brand distinctly individual. It is part of the architects brief and consideration to feature art throughout the restaurants. To read the full article - Financial Times