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


15 December 2021 – 10 January 2022The Bag Factory is excited to host Artists’ Film International, a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. Established by the Whitechapel Gallery (London) in 2008, AFI includes 21 global partner organisations. Each organisation selects an exciting recent work by an artist from their region … Read more ARTISTS’ FILM INTERNATIONAL

We’re thrilled to share the news of Bev Butkow, one of our artists, will have her Masters Show ’embodied-entanglements/entangled-embodiments’ at Wits University Origin Centre from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 October 2021.”My creative process is guided by my body’s collection of experiences, and embodied perception of things in the world,” she says of her work.There … Read more

EXHIBITION’from present to pivot: a journey through new contemporary painting strategies’16 0CT 2021Kalashnikovv Gallery and the Bag Factory are excited to invite you to a collaborative exhibition that aims to blur the lines between experimental studio practice and the white cube Gallery space.Showcasing established and emerging contemporary artists chosen for their ability to communicate the … Read more

EXHIBITIONSummer Salon 2021Bag Factory’s Annual Fundraising Exhibition: Celebrating 30 Years Saturday 16 October 2021 – Saturday 27 November 2021 We’re excited to present our annual fundraising group exhibition as the Bag Factory turns 30 years old this year, having finally acquired the building that has become a second home to a community of emerging and … Read more

EXHIBITION OPENINGA navigation guide to Kwanqingetshe29 MAY – 23 JUN 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present A navigation guide to Kwanqingetshe, a solo exhibition of new work by Phumulani Ntuli.In an intimate exploration of the journey from boyhood into manhood, Phumulani is influenced by the idea of reflection, in an analysis of not only the … Read more

OPEN STUDIOSAutumn Open Studios 18 APR 2021Join us on Sun, 18 Apr from 11 am–3 pm for our Autumn Open Studios.Drop by and get to know our studio and current residency artists at this free event offering Johannesburg audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that our artists … Read more

Bag Factory Virtual Open Studios

25 APR 2020Due 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 – 4pmLocation: Facebook and our website (www.bagfactoryart.org.za)This virtual open studio event will include videos, virtual studio visits, and an online panel discussion with our (remote) residency artists, offering visitors a … Read more Bag Factory Virtual Open Studios