About Residencies

The Bag Factory is a professional artist studio space, located on the border of the vibrant suburbs of Fordsburg and Newtown in Johannesburg. We have been operating for almost 30 years and have a stable community of artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The studio space and its community strive for an open, non-hierarchical … Read more About Residencies

Candice Krammer – Self funded Residency

Born in Johannesburg, Candice Kramer holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has had two solo shows at Obert Contemporary and NIROX projects respectively.   Candice has participated in a number of group shows. Her work has consistently been sold into both private and corporate collections including Spier, Nandos, RMB … Read more Candice Krammer – Self funded Residency

Erla S. Haraldsdóttir (ICELAND)

15 JAN – 14 APR 2020Erla S. Haraldsdóttir works with painting, animation, video, and photomontage as a means to appropriate and restructure reality. An academically trained painter, she currently focuses on painting where the physicality of paint and colour create space, light, and shadow. Her work combines figurative motifs, abstract colour, and patterns with painterly … Read more Erla S. Haraldsdóttir (ICELAND)

2018 Bag Factory Young Female Artist Resident, Malebona Maphutse

Malebona Maphutse (b.1994) is a Johannesburg based artist who has completed her BA (Fine Art) Degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2017. She works in and outside of the academic institution. She enjoys reading, listening to jazz, hip hop, tranquil, reggae, soul, neo-soul, folk and kwaito music. She is also a poet and enjoys … Read more 2018 Bag Factory Young Female Artist Resident, Malebona Maphutse

Mako Ishizuka – IASPIS Residency

  Mako Ishizuka is an artist who attempts to intervene in the psychological and physical distances that emerge where the everyday meets the world, using her own experiences and imagination as a springboard. Her view is communicated in a personal manner, taking various forms, such as visual installation, social project, act, essay, and combination of them. Having … Read more Mako Ishizuka – IASPIS Residency

Stacey Gillian Abe – Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award

5 JUL – 20 SEP 2019Ugandan artist, Stacey Gillian Abe, joined the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios for a three-month residency in July 2019 as part of the Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award she received in 2018. The work she has been creating during her residency at the Bag Factory, builds on the work Seat of … Read more Stacey Gillian Abe – Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award

Olivia Botha – Cassirer Welz Award 2018

Artist’s Biography Born 1991 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and raised in Cape Town, Olivia Botha graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town early 2017 with Dean’s Merits List. Botha is a multi-disciplinary visual artist working predominately in sculptural installation, video performance and sound. She aims to keep her practice … Read more Olivia Botha – Cassirer Welz Award 2018