Cassirer Welz Award: 10 Year Retrospective2021 marks a year of momentous milestones for the Bag Factory. In addition to celebrating the organisation’s 30th anniversary, the Bag Factory is proud to commemorate 10 years of the Cassirer Welz Award, presented annually in partnership with long-term sponsor Strauss&Co.The award was founded in 2011 by the late Nobel … Read more

More Than We Can BearA solo exhibition by Joe Turpin03 July 2021 – 31 July 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present More Than We Can Bear, a solo exhibition of new work by Joe Turpin. Produced over the course of a year long residency at the Bag Factory Artist Studios, this body of work deals … Read more

EXHIBITION OPENINGA navigation guide to Kwanqingetshe29 MAY – 23 JUN 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present A navigation guide to Kwanqingetshe, a solo exhibition of new work by Phumulani Ntuli.In an intimate exploration of the journey from boyhood into manhood, Phumulani is influenced by the idea of reflection, in an analysis of not only the … Read more

EXHIBITIONLebogang Mabusela: Monotypes… A Monotypebabe Experience 16 – 30 JAN 2021Monotypebabe (Lebogang Mogul Mabusela) is a printmaking princess with a fervor for the monotype printing technique. She collaborates with local artists to explore the different processes and challenges of print making. Monotypebabe aims to organize and build up collections that will be a cultural heritage on … Read more

Throughout the Coronavirus lockdown, the Bag Factory presents Covert Bioscope, a series of online screenings of artist films by current and recent Bag Factory artists whose young and emerging voices are contributing to the conversations around video as a visual art medium / practice. We invite our audiences to join us for the screenings scheduled … Read more

Dudubloom More: delicate/tendency/response

Delicate/Tendency/ResponseA solo exhibition by DuduBloom More (2019 Cassirer Welz Award winner)1 – 22 FEB 2020The Bag Factory is excited to present 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 … Read more Dudubloom More: delicate/tendency/response

Lost & Found

EXHIBITIONSLOST & FOUND3 – 25 OCT 2019Lost & Found is a group exhibition of mixed media works by Bag Factory’s current studio and visiting artists. Curated by our Director Candice Allison, the exhibition is an exploration of process and experimentation, a snapshot of studio practice, and a reflection on the method of using ‘found’ objects, … Read more Lost & Found