Category: Visiting Artist
Events, Exhibition, Open Studios


Becoming  Opening : Friday, 01 December at 6pm
Becoming, an exhibition by residency artist, Ashua Imran, unfolds around an exploration of outdoor mural installations and text-based paintings. Through his current research, Imran explores the transformative potential of text to establish an interplay of words to form koan-like phases.
The exhibition consists of Imran’s well-known rope paintings transformed into a giant scale mural and a series of text-based paintings with pseudonyms. Becoming exhibits the changes Imran is facing in his practice through his experience of life in Johannesburg, which he identifies as the opposite side of the spectrum of life in his hometown, Singapore.
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Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

Conversation with Andrew Tshabangu and Sam Nhlengethwa moderated by Pierre Lombart

Conversation with Andrew Tshabangu and Sam Nhlengethwa moderated by Pierre Lombart Opening : Monday 6th 17:30 - 19:30 Join us as we witness the homecoming of these two pioneers who have made a mark in the art industry,through their work. Andrew Tshabangu and Sam Nhlengethwa in conversation moderated by Pierre Lombart about their recent residency experience at Saint-Émilion,France. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!! For more info : (011) 834 9181
Events, Exhibition

Interactive Performance Workshop – Aardklop

Anti Thesis Antithesis is an experimental project that investigates the subject of "institutional critique`, further exploring neo consumerist culture and the invisible laws of unwanted publicity - taking Photographs without someones' permission This 'situational happening' was meticulously designed to attract the audience's attention, persuading them to take photos of the performance while a dance troupe engaged the audience through improvised movements and the use of installation mirrors.The photographers were instructed to take photos of the audience who were taking photos of the performance. The aim here is for the artists to avoid having their photos taken without permission, by taking photos of the photographers while using the mirrors of the dancers to their advantage. Alumni-saal building, we will be running

blind drawing workshops with visiting artist A'shua Imran

Date : 2 - 8 October 2017

Time : 10:00am - 17:00pm

Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

Open Studio with Onyis Martin

Born in Kisumu, Kenya in 1987, Onyis Martin is a mixed media artist living and working in Nairobi whose practice is rapidly gaining national and international recognition.

Deeply connected to contemporary urban society, Onyis' paintings, sculptures and works on paper explore, portray and reflect on current issues affecting not only the African continent but the world as a whole. Delving into global concerns such as human trafficking, migration, political and institutional corruption, repressive environments and displacement, Onyis’ works also explore issues of freedom, communication, rapidly evolving technological information and consumerism.

Onyis’ approach to and investigation of the themes central to his practice is a complex and articulated process, often using his private experience as a departure point. Interweaving individual with collective experiences of human displacement and migration, through his work he questions our understanding and engagement with human movement and its consequences, reflecting on the often intimate, personal reasons why people migrate.

Recently  exhibited  in Capetown, New York,Ethiopia and Nairobi

Following his three month funded residency at the Bag factory he will be having an open studio.

Date : 25 August 2017

Time : 16h00 - 18h00

Events, Exhibition, Open Studios

“Beneath”An Exhibition by Miatta Kawinzi

Join us for "Beneath"An Exhibition by Miatta Kawinzi Opening : Wednesday 02 August 2017 5:30 pm-9:00 pm Join us for the opening of "Beneath" on Wednesday, August 2nd at 6pm at the Bag Factory. The exhibition will run August 3rd - 11th and will consist of works created by Miatta Kawinzi during her Visiting Artist Residency. Using video, poetics, sculptural installation, and works on paper, Kawinzi has been exploring ideas surrounding that which rests beneath the surface and the physical, conceptual, and societal resonances of this notion. She is considering the ways in which the "below" can be a rich site of possibility; a place from which to open up space. Duration:  02 - 11  August 2017abc
Events, Exhibition

“Unplugged” – Mwamba Mulangala

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios presents: Unplugged an exhibition of mixed media works by Mwamba Mulangala, one of Zambia’s prominent artists. "Unplugged", a solo project by visiting studio artist Muwamba Mulangala Unplugged is a one night only event that marks the end of Muwamba`s 2month residency at the Bag Factory Artists' Studios. When: Tuesday, 2 August Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm Where: 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg Contact: