Anna Ehrenstein's Writing Workshop

WORKSHOP Writing Workshop We are pleased to have hosted Anna Ehrenstein’s writing workshop. Amidst the cold weather our participants came in their numbers to unpack ideas around artistic research which includes placing focus on writing concepts. Anna poses interesting questions such as when does research become artistic? In what time or phase can research become … Read more Anna Ehrenstein's Writing Workshop

Its a Mixtape Group Exhibition

Sharlene Khan Love, loves me not II, 2021. Digital colour hand-painted photography and glitterEXHIBITION It’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, we highlight the caliber of artists … Read more Its a Mixtape Group Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions

             #OPEN STUDIOS+Meet the Bag Factory Community of Artists 27 November 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm We are super excited to host our own Bag Factory’s #OpenStudios+This 1-Day event provides our audiences, neighbours and community of supporters an opportunity for a one-on-one encounter with Bag Factory’s Studio based Artists … Read more Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Annual Summer Salon Fundraiser 17 September – 18 November 2022 The 2022 Summer Salon looks to provide an opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to showcase and sell their work. The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the vital work we do at the Bag Factory which includes investing in the … Read more Past Exhibitions

Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu

EXHIBITION Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu -Botsalano le Megopolo: En nous, entre nous 6 August – 9 September 2022 The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the opening of 2021/2022 Young Womxn Studio Bursary funded by our alumni and artist Sam Nhlengethwa. Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu are recipients of this bursary. In this exhibition, … Read more Kutlwano Monyai and Princia Matungulu

EXHIBITIONMpumelelo Buthelezi: Ukuzihlukanisa4 – 30 June 2022The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the opening of 2021 Cassirer Welz Award winner Mpumelelo Buthelezi’s solo exhibition Ukuzihlukanisa, curated by Thlalefi Maditsi.In Ukuzihlukanisa, Mpumelelo explores ideas of self-reflection, identity, and spirituality through black and white digital photographs. Through a series of self-portraits and portraits, he has produced … Read more

Kenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni

EXHIBITIONKenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni7 – 28 May 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present AZILIME ZIYETSHENI a solo exhibition by Kenneth ShanduAzilime ziyetsheni is a visual exploration inspired by what Kenneth Shandu observes as the everyday experiences of smallholder farmers, of the community from KwaSokhulu in the North coast of KwaZulu Natal. Azilime ziyetsheni is … Read more Kenneth Shandu: Azilime Ziyetsheni

EXHIBITIONSizwe Sama: What Makes Your Heart Fly5 – 25 March 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART FLY a solo exhibition by Sizwe Sama Sizwe Sama’s first solo exhibition What Makes Your Heart Fly is an invitation to celebrate the little things that lead to a sense of fulfilment. Declaring that “you … Read more

EXHIBITIONWezile Harmans: Do Not Trust the Borders29 JAN – 25 FEB 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present DO NOT TRUST THE BORDERS a solo exhibition of new work by Wezile Harmans. This exhibition interrogates the migration policies that have resulted in the dehumanization of certain bodies through the colonial visa application processes. The intimidating buildings … Read more