25 APR 2020
Residency artists panel discussion at 4pm (join the conversation on Zoom)
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Autumn Open Studios scheduled for 25 April 2020 will now go ahead as a VIRTUAL EVENT. Please follow our social media channels and check on our website closer to the time for more details.
The precautions and restrictions put in place by governments around the world to curb the spread of the Coronavirus has had an immense impact on the Bag Factory's operations and residency programme. Due to travel restrictions, our visiting artists anxiously returned to their home countries before borders closed and they are continuing their residencies remotely.
Similarly, while the Bag Factory is closed during the national lockdown, our studio artists are researching and producing work from the confines of their home.
This virtual open studio event will include videos, virtual studio visits, and an online panel discussion with our residency artists, offering visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing during these strange and uncertain times.
At 4pm, we will have a panel discussion with the three international artists in residence.
We would like to thank our residency programme funders KfW Stiftung, Triangle Network, and IASPIS for their flexibility and support throughout this process.
Also, catch our first ever online exhibition Covert Bioscope on our website, featuring video works by Phumulani Ntuli, Olivia Botha, Neville Starling, Malebona Maphutse and Helena Uambembe.