EXHIBITIONWezile Harmans: Do Not Trust the Borders29 JAN – 25 FEB 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present DO NOT TRUST THE BORDERS a solo exhibition of new work by Wezile Harmans. This exhibition interrogates the migration policies that have resulted in the dehumanization of certain bodies through the colonial visa application processes. The intimidating buildings … Read more


AVP CollabAvP is an arts collaborative comprising of visual artists Sharlene Khan and Nono Motlhoki, writer and editor Fouad Asfour and photographer Mujahid Safodien. The collaborative meets over lunches and suppers, tea and drinks to discuss their artworks, everyday politics and their lived experiences. They have write and play together to think through creativities, to … Read more AvP


15 December 2021 – 10 January 2022 The Bag Factory is excited to host Artists’ Film International, a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. Established by the Whitechapel Gallery (London) in 2008, AFI includes 21 global partner organisations. Each organisation selects an exciting recent work by an artist from their … Read more ARTISTS FILM INTERNATIONAL

Cassirer Welz Award Winner Samuel Nnorom

01 FEB – 31 MAR 202201 FEB – 31 MAR 2022Samuel Nnorom is a multi-talented artist who seeks to explore several materials. He holds a BAed (sculpture major) from the University of Jos and currently concluding an MFA in sculpture from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Samuel was winner of the national art competition organised … Read more Cassirer Welz Award Winner Samuel Nnorom

Cassirer Welz Award 2021 finalists

Four Cassirer Welz Award 2021 finalists announcedCongratulations to all the artists in the running for this year’s awardBag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co Fine Art Auctioneers, is pleased to announce the four shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Cassirer Welz Award:Mpumelelo Buthelezi, Nthabiseng Boledi Kekana, Samuel Nnorom and Xanthè Jackson.The winner will … Read more Cassirer Welz Award 2021 finalists

We’re thrilled to share the news of Bev Butkow, one of our artists, will have her Masters Show ’embodied-entanglements/entangled-embodiments’ at Wits University Origin Centre from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 October 2021.“My creative process is guided by my body’s collection of experiences, and embodied perception of things in the world,” she says of her work.There … Read more

Tuva Bjork

1 NOV 2021 – 31 JAN 2022BIOTuva Björk is a video artist and documentary filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts and an MFA in Artistic Film Directing both from Valand Academy of Art, Sweden. She has also studied at the Film and TV department in the University of the Witwatersrand … Read more Tuva Bjork

OFF/ EXHIBITIONBag Factory 30 Years; So Far, The Future 01 MAY – 19 JUN 2021 The Bag Factory is excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition, Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future, presented in partnership with FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.The Bag Factory is celebrating three decades of our history and legacy as a non-profit … Read more