EXHIBITIONMpumelelo Buthelezi: Ukuzihlukanisa4 – 30 June 2022The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the opening of 2021 Cassirer Welz Award winner Mpumelelo Buthelezi’s solo exhibition Ukuzihlukanisa, curated by Thlalefi Maditsi.In Ukuzihlukanisa, Mpumelelo explores ideas of self-reflection, identity, and spirituality through black and white digital photographs. Through a series of self-portraits and portraits, he has produced … Read more

Kenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni

EXHIBITIONKenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni7 – 28 May 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present AZILIME ZIYETSHENI a solo exhibition by Kenneth ShanduAzilime ziyetsheni is a visual exploration inspired by what Kenneth Shandu observes as the everyday experiences of smallholder farmers, of the community from KwaSokhulu in the North coast of KwaZulu Natal. Azilime ziyetsheni is … Read more Kenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni

EXHIBITIONSizwe Sama: What Makes Your Heart Fly5 – 25 March 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART FLY a solo exhibition by Sizwe Sama Sizwe Sama’s first solo exhibition What Makes Your Heart Fly is an invitation to celebrate the little things that lead to a sense of fulfilment. Declaring that “you … Read more

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

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

EXHIBITION’from present to pivot: a journey through new contemporary painting strategies’16 0CT 2021Kalashnikovv Gallery and the Bag Factory are excited to invite you to a collaborative exhibition that aims to blur the lines between experimental studio practice and the white cube Gallery space.Showcasing established and emerging contemporary artists chosen for their ability to communicate the … Read more

EXHIBITIONSummer Salon 2021Bag Factory’s Annual Fundraising Exhibition: Celebrating 30 Years Saturday 16 October 2021 – Saturday 27 November 2021 We’re excited to present our annual fundraising group exhibition as the Bag Factory turns 30 years old this year, having finally acquired the building that has become a second home to a community of emerging and … Read more

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