Vacancy: Project Coordinator

VACANCY: PROGRAMME COORDINATOR AT THE BAG FACTORYPost: Programme CoordinatorContract: Fixed term, 6 months (with possibility to extend)Hours: Full time, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm (and weekends / evenings when required)Location: Bag Factory, JohannesburgClosing date: Sunday 23 February 2020 (midnight)Commencement: As soon as possibleThis is a unique opportunity to join the Bag Factory during a time of transition and to … Read moreVacancy: Project Coordinator

Bag Factory / Luso-Linkup : Call for Applications

Bag Factory/Luso-Linkup Open Call 2020 open to curators based in Angola and MozambiqueSupported by an ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)Residency dates: 1 – 30 September 2020 (4 weeks)Application Deadline: 31 March 2020 (midnight)This residency will give one emerging curator from Mozambique and one … Read moreBag Factory / Luso-Linkup : Call for Applications

Lost & Found

EXHIBITIONSLOST & FOUND3 – 25 OCT 2019Lost & Found is a group exhibition of mixed media works by Bag Factory’s current studio and visiting artists. Curated by our Director Candice Allison, the exhibition is an exploration of process and experimentation, a snapshot of studio practice, and a reflection on the method of using ‘found’ objects, … Read moreLost & Found

About Residencies

The Bag Factory is a professional artist studio space, located on the border of the vibrant suburbs of Fordsburg and Newtown in Johannesburg. We have been operating for almost 30 years and have a stable community of artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The studio space and its community strive for an open, non-hierarchical … Read moreAbout Residencies

Candice Krammer – Self funded Residency

Born in Johannesburg, Candice Kramer holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has had two solo shows at Obert Contemporary and NIROX projects respectively.   Candice has participated in a number of group shows. Her work has consistently been sold into both private and corporate collections including Spier, Nandos, RMB … Read moreCandice Krammer – Self funded Residency

Erla S. Haraldsdóttir – Self Funded Residency

15 JAN – 14 APR 2020Erla S. Haraldsdóttir works with painting, animation, video, and photomontage as a means to appropriate and restructure reality. An academically trained painter, she currently focuses on painting where the physicality of paint and colour create space, light, and shadow. Her work combines figurative motifs, abstract colour, and patterns with painterly … Read moreErla S. Haraldsdóttir – Self Funded Residency

2018 Bag Factory Young Female Artist Resident, Malebona Maphutse

Malebona Maphutse (b.1994) is a Johannesburg based artist who has completed her BA (Fine Art) Degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2017. She works in and outside of the academic institution. She enjoys reading, listening to jazz, hip hop, tranquil, reggae, soul, neo-soul, folk and kwaito music. She is also a poet and enjoys … Read more2018 Bag Factory Young Female Artist Resident, Malebona Maphutse

Mako Ishizuka – IASPIS Residency

  Mako Ishizuka is an artist who attempts to intervene in the psychological and physical distances that emerge where the everyday meets the world, using her own experiences and imagination as a springboard. Her view is communicated in a personal manner, taking various forms, such as visual installation, social project, act, essay, and combination of them. Having … Read moreMako Ishizuka – IASPIS Residency