In Silva: a visual narrative

Wandering In Silva, or “in the forest” you will encounter a visual narrative “brought to life”.Similar to a tableau vivant or a “living picture”, a visual narrative can either be performed live or depicted through an artwork. Conventionally the actors are stationary and silent, carefully posed with props and scenery while the emphasis is placed … Read more In Silva: a visual narrative


The _UNDERLINE show is a new annual exhibition and curatorial platform dedicated to supporting independent voices in contemporary art. The inaugural edition opens to the public from 12-15 September 2019 at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng. Bag Factory Artists’ Studios will be presenting the 2019 _PERFORMANCE programme in partnership with _UNDERLINE, showcasing the … Read more Underline


DELICATE/TENDENCY/RESPONSE, a solo exhibition by DuduBloom More, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Cassirer Welz Award, presented by the Bag Factory in partnership with Strauss Education and Kalashnikovv Gallery.In this newly created body of work, Bloom uses mixed materials of thread, paper, wool, perspex, inks and more, to explore the delicacy of trauma and the … Read more DuduBloom: DELICATE/TENDENCY/RESPONSE

Lebogang Mogul Mabusela – Young Womxn Studio Bursary

5 OCT 2020 – 8 JAN 2021 The Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Cheriese Dilrajh and Hemali Khoosal have been selected as joint recipients of the annual Young Womxn Studio Bursary, funded by Bag Factory alumni artist Sam Nhlengethwa. They will share a fully funded studio bursary at the Bag Factory for twelve … Read more Lebogang Mogul Mabusela – Young Womxn Studio Bursary

 Luso-Linkup (Angola/Mozambique)

 1 SEP – 30 NOV 2020 We are very excited to introduce Luamba Muinga (Angola) and Sara Carneiro (Mozambique/Portugal) as (virtual) curators in residence for our Luso-Linkup project. By focusing on networking and research, the Bag Factory’s Luso-Linkup residency project facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing curators to broaden their knowledge base, develop new … Read more  Luso-Linkup (Angola/Mozambique)

Joe Turpin (RSA)

1 JUN – 31 AUG 2020 Joe Turpin is a South African visual artist. Born in Johannesburg in 1995, his practice focuses on historically charged & informed narratives and semiotics, and the physical expansion of painting as practice. Turpin is drawn to temporal conversations of decolonization, so called ‘positionality’, race and what it means to … Read more Joe Turpin (RSA)