Cassirer Welz Award: 10 Year Retrospective2021 marks a year of momentous milestones for the Bag Factory. In addition to celebrating the organisation’s 30th anniversary, the Bag Factory is proud to commemorate 10 years of the Cassirer Welz Award, presented annually in partnership with long-term sponsor Strauss&Co.The award was founded in 2011 by the late Nobel … Read more

Vincent-Schier

1 SEP 2022 – 31 SEP 2022Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Vincent Scheir (Germany) will undertake a fully-funded residency at the Bag Factory from 27 Feb – 26 May 2021. As part of TURN 2 RESIDENCY The aim of the project is to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial … Read more Vincent-Schier

Federica Bueti 

1 OCT 2021 – 30 NOV 2021Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Federica Bueti (Germany) will undertake a fully-funded residency at the Bag Factory from 27 Feb – 26 May 2021. As part of TURN 2 RESIDENCY The aim of the project is to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial … Read more Federica Bueti 

More Than We Can BearA solo exhibition by Joe Turpin03 July 2021 – 31 July 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present More Than We Can Bear, a solo exhibition of new work by Joe Turpin. Produced over the course of a year long residency at the Bag Factory Artist Studios, this body of work deals … Read more

PANEL DISCUSSION: RE/PERFORMING LIVE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA

Please join us for a conversation around live art on Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 18:00 CATNeo DisekoLerato ShadiNelisiwe XabaABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSIONThe Bag Factory, a pioneering contemporary visual arts organisation in Johannesburg, currently celebrates its thirty year anniversary. Numerous acclaimed South African artists who specifically engage with live art have been resident artists at the … Read more PANEL DISCUSSION: RE/PERFORMING LIVE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA

ART CONNECTION AFRICABag Factory Curator Residency Open Call 2021 Supported by KfW Stiftung in partnership with Triangle Network Open to curators/cultural practitioners based in Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and ZimbabweResidency dates: 1 September to 30 November 2021Application Deadline: 23 July 2021 (10am SAST)This opportunity will enable a curator/cultural practitioner (researcher, arts writer, etc with an interest … Read more

ART CONNECTION AFRICABag Factory Artist Residency Open Call 2021  Supported by KfW Stiftung in partnership with Triangle Network Open to artists based in Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and ZimbabweResidency dates: 1 September to 30 November 2021Application Deadline: 23 July 2021 (10am SAST)This opportunity will enable an emerging artist based in Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, to … Read more

Studio Space Available at the Bag Factory

Deadline for applications: Sunday 15 August 2021, 11am (SAST)The Bag Factory is looking for Johannesburg-based contemporary visual artists to take up tenancy in two of our studios and become part of our community of artists. Start date for tenancy: ImmediatelyMinimum period of tenancy: 1 yearFor artists based in Johannesburg (or in the process of relocating). Joint … Read more Studio Space Available at the Bag Factory