Summer Salon 2021

Bag 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 established artists.

It is with that celebratory spirit in mind, that we invited the art community at large to take part in this year's edition of our Summer Salon. The artworks in the exhibition are an indication of the Bag Factory’s impact and the pivotal role we continue to play in the development of the arts in South Africa, as well as looking to our future.

We received submissions from around the country having partnered with five other institutions and having placed a call out to yet-to-join family members. The exhibition comprises of young and established artists, who have interpreted our artists’ studios through a contemporary lens.

With over 30 paintings, drawings and mixed media work on show, we would love to highlight submissions and donations from artists including Lwando Dlamini, Usha Seejarim, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Colbert Mashile and Diana Hyslop. Artworks on sale are priced between R500 and R30, 000.

The exhibition launches with an opening on Saturday 16 October as we observe adjusted alert level 1 regulations.

With thanks to Greatmore Studios (Western Cape), KZNSA (Kwa Zulu Natal), NWU Gallery (North West), WHAG (Northern Cape) and ARTEC Gallery (Eastern Cape).

Exhibition opens: Saturday 16 October 2021, 10am — 2pm Bag Factory, 10 Mahlathini Street, Newtown, Joburg

Joint Open Studios: Sunday 31 October 2021, 11am — 3pm Bag Factory, 10 Mahlathini Street, Newtown, Joburg

Exhibition runs until: Saturday 27 November 2021

Artwork by Lwando Dlamini