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

AtWork Soweto Workshop

AtWork Soweto This workshop was conceived as an open format, AtWork can be adapted, implemented, and reproduced autonomously by cultural organizations and institutions all over the world: associations, artist collectives, schools, academies, and festivals.The format guidelines are provided by the Moleskine Foundation and shared openly so that each organization can tailor the format to their specific … Read more AtWork Soweto Workshop

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

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

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

OFF/ EXHIBITIONBag Factory 30 Years; So Far, The Future 01 MAY – 19 JUN 2021 The Bag Factory is excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition, Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future, presented in partnership with FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.The Bag Factory is celebrating three decades of our history and legacy as a non-profit … Read more

OFF/ EXHIBITIONMeeting Places10 APR – 10 MAY 2021Meeting Places is a collaborative exhibition presented by the Bag Factory and Guns & Rain at the new Oxford Parks precinct in Dunkeld. The exhibition features a selection of artists affiliated with the Bag Factory’s studios and Guns & Rain gallery. Join us for the opening on Sat 10 April … Read more