About Us

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios has been a space for visual artistic creativity since its inception in 1991. The old bag manufacturing warehouse was initially converted  to provide studio space to artists from the diverse communities of South Africa. The concept was to bring together artists from different racial, cultural and educational backgrounds. Over the last two decades the organisation has grown to be synonomous with inclusion and diversity. Its groundbreaking and internationally renowned visiting artists’ programme as well as its numerous professional practice workshops and exhibitions have extended the scope of the organisation towards one that supports, promotes and develops the visual arts and artists in South Africa. The Bag Factory has partnered with many other organisations around the world and is a member of the international Triangle Network.