Bag Factory at 2023 Turbine Art Fair

Exhibiting at the 2023 Turbine Art Fair  In 2023, the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) will take place at Hyde Park Corner on 27 – 30 July. TAF  is a uniquely South African Art fair that brings together exhibitors from around Southern Africa to present, sell and celebrate works. The fair has become the epicentre of … Read more

Open Call: Young/Unframed 2023

Key dates: Deadline for entries: 14 July 2023, 23H59pm (SAST) Successful applicants will be announced by no later than 30 July 2023. Residency Dates:  #01: Aug  – Oct 2023 #02: Oct  – Dec 2023 #03: Dec  – Feb 2024 Candidates should consider their availability during the above timelines. Please click the link to submit your … Read more

Open Call: David Koloane Award 2023

Important dates: Deadline for entries: 26 June 2023, 23H59pm (SAST) The winner of the award will be announced at the end of June 2023. Residency Dates: 1 July 2023 – 15 September. Candidates should consider their availability during the above timelines. Please click the link to submit your application For any queries please do not … Read more

Bag Factory Reflections Exhibition

Bag Factory: Reflections 27 May – 23 June 2023 Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is pleased to present Bag Factory: Reflections – a new group exhibition comprised of photography, video, painting, printmaking and mixed media artworks.  The exhibition is focused on celebrating the work of dynamic visiting artists who have joined the Bag Factory family within the … Read more

Patrick Rulore Exhibition

635 Suurman Street, Section 6, Hammanskraal.Patrick Rulore The Bag Factory in association with Makgati Molebatsi Art Consulting, are delighted to announce the public opening of Patrick Rulore’s solo exhibition, entitled: 635 Suurman, Section 6, Hammanskraal.In this body of work, Rulore explores the depiction of intimate human moments that co-exists alongside socio-economic challenges, aspirational goals, and … 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


15 December 2021 – 10 January 2022The Bag Factory is excited to host Artists’ Film International, a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. Established by the Whitechapel Gallery (London) in 2008, AFI includes 21 global partner organisations. Each organisation selects an exciting recent work by an artist from their region … 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