Embodied & Embedded


Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is delighted to present the opening of the joint exhibition by the 2022/23 Young Womxn Studio Bursary Award recipients, Kay-Leigh Fisher & Nadia Myburgh, entitled: Embodied & Embedded

Exhibition Opening: 

Saturday, 2nd September 2023, 11 am – 2 pm 

Exhibition Walkabout/Workshop:

Saturday, 16th September 2023, 10 am - 12 pm


As part of their 12 month long artist residency at the Bag Factory, both Fisher and Myburgh have developed further their own unique visual languages and created new artworks. The artists have bonded in each other’s commonalities and differences….collaborated in creating work, while also critically engaging with one another’s practice. It is also with this ethos that the Studio Bursary anticipates to support the artists in their process of experimentation, collaboration and making -  culminating in their presentations.



Kay-Leigh Fisher

The artist’s presentation consists of selected artworks from two main bodies of work, further developed during Fisher’s residency at Bag Factory.

Our Encounters is an ongoing series consisting of full body portraiture surveying the relationships between people and their environments. Vibrant landscapes portray familiar environments that depict the role of nature as an aesthetic backdrop to an expression of a multiplicity of identities.

Call Me Beautiful (2020-2023) is a series of voyeuristic portraits that explore and reveal the intentions of spectators as they practise acts of looking



Nadia Laila Myburgh

"In die Stilte" (In the Stillness) Within the artist’s process-led artistic practice, the works presented are the result of were led and guided by the mediums and materials she used, as a form of study on  how to depict the liminality of memory and re-membering (the process of putting back together “missing” or “forgotten” pieces) in various ways.



Collaboration by Nadia Laila Myburgh and Kay-Leigh Fisher

Wild Groei is a collaborative artwork developed through conversations around childhood memory, family and place.