Bag Factory Virtual Open Studios

25 APR 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Autumn Open Studios scheduled for 25 April 2020 has been re-imagined as a virtual event.

Virtual Open Studios | 12 - 4pm
Location: Facebook and our website (

This virtual open studio event will include videos, virtual studio visits, and an online panel discussion with our (remote) residency artists, offering visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing during these strange and uncertain times.

Panel Discussion | 4pm
Location: Tune in live on our Facebook page

Residency artists: Andreas Andersson (Sweden), Erla Haraldsdóttir (Iceland) and Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe). Moderator: Sharlene Khan (South Africa)

Panel Discussion:
Lockdown Edition

Artist in Residence
Studio 1: Georgina Maxim 

Artist in Residence
Studio 2: Andreas Andersson

Studio 3: Yolanda Mazwana

Studio 4: Kagiso Patrick Mautloa

Studio 5: Phumulani Ntuli

Studio 6: Candice Kramer

Studio 8: Bev Butkow

Studio 9: Neville Starling

Studio 9: Olivia Botha

Studio 10: Diana Hyslop

Studio 11: Malebona Maphutse

Studio 14: Ross Passmoor

Studio 15: Sandile Radebe

Virtual interview with our director about the virtual open studios

We would like to thank our residency programme funders KfW Stiftung, Triangle Network, and Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) Iaspis programme. for their flexibility and support throughout this process.
The precautions and restrictions put in place by governments around the world to curb the spread of the Coronavirus has had an immense impact on the Bag Factory's operations and residency programme. Due to travel restrictions, our visiting artists anxiously returned to their home countries before borders closed and they are continuing their residencies remotely.
Similarly, while the Bag Factory is closed during the national lockdown, our studio artists are researching and producing work from the confines of their home.
Also, catch our online exhibition Covert Bioscope, featuring video works by Phumulani Ntuli, Olivia Botha, Neville Starling, Malebona Maphutse and Helena Uambembe.