Anna Ehrenstein's Writing Workshop

WORKSHOP Writing Workshop We are pleased to have hosted Anna Ehrenstein’s writing workshop. Amidst the cold weather our participants came in their numbers to unpack ideas around artistic research which includes placing focus on writing concepts. Anna poses interesting questions such as when does research become artistic? In what time or phase can research become … Read more

Its a Mixtape Group Exhibition

Sharlene Khan Love, loves me not II, 2021. Digital colour hand-painted photography and glitter, Photo credit: Sharlene Khan and Mujahid SafodienIt’s a Mixtape… This exhibition is a celebration of artists in residence, esteemed alumni, and guests. “It’s a Mixtape…” showcases an array of artworks with 30+ paintings, drawings, and mixed media works on the show, … Read more

Past Exhibitions

Lebogang Mogul Mabusela: iVum Vum Exhibition  4 May  – 20 Jul 2024Nyakallo Maleke Exhibition: ‘Making Sense Of the Same Story’December 2023 – 09 February 2024, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios                        Young/Unframed: Nonceba DwanyaCurated by Amina Malatji20 Jan – 16 Feb 2024, Women’s Jail, Constitution HillYoung/Unframed: Tshepo Phokojoe Curated … Read more

Summer Salon 2022

EXHIBITION Annual Summer Salon Fundraiser 17 September – 18 November 2022 Following on from previous successes of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios annual Summer Salon, the 2022 Summer Salon looks to provide an opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to showcase and sell their work. The funds raised from this event will go towards … Read more

Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu

EXHIBITION Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu -Botsalano le Megopolo: En nous, entre nous 6 August – 9 September 2022 The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the opening of 2021/2022 Young Womxn Studio Bursary funded by our alumni and artist Sam Nhlengethwa. Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu are recipients of this bursary. In this exhibition, … Read more

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

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