About us

The Team

Sara Hallatt



Sara Hallatt is the founder and current Director of the META foundation, as well as Manager of August House. 




She sits on a number of Boards within the visual arts and the creative sector more generally. She was the Director of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios from 2011 to 2017. She has also participated as a judge in a number of notable South Africa art competitions. Sara has a Bachelor in Dramatic Arts and a post graduate diploma in Business. In 2015 she was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship to Northwestern University in Chicago to study business and entrepreneurship.

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Leena Mobe

Foundation Projects, Intern


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Amahle Sethane

Foundation Projects, Intern



The META foundation is a dynamic visual arts organisation that programmes for artists based at Johannesburg’s creative landmark building of August House studios. Within this context and as part of the broader visual art eco-system the META foundation works across three primary pillars which centre on collaborating with ARTISTS, instigating projects, exhibiting ARTWORKS, art practice-focused workshops & public art commissions while inspiring diverse AUDIENCES & Collectors to meet artists who work across mediums.


Founded in 2006, August House currently supports over 40 artists in its space, located at 76 End Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. Some of its notable past tenants include artists such as Kudzanai Chiurai, Mary Sibanda, Dineo Bopape, Dorothee Kruitzfeld, Gabi Ngcobo, Nelson Makamo, Themba Khumalo and Nicholas Hlobo and current tenants Sam Nlhengethwa, Diane Victor  and Solomon Omogboye amongst others.