More Than We Can Bear

A solo exhibition by Joe Turpin

03 July 2021 – 31 July 2021

The Bag Factory is pleased to present More Than We Can Bear, a solo exhibition of new work by Joe Turpin. Produced over the course of a year long residency at the Bag Factory Artist Studios, this body of work deals with themes of memory; mourning and history in relation to the contemporary. Narratives of history extend into mythology and stories exploring personal identity; culture and oneness. "I am interested in how my position finds itself in a post-modern South African and world context.”

Joe, who was a 2018/19 Cassirer Welz award Top 3 finalist, works in expanded painting and mixed media installations, where he extends the canvas and mixes differing elements together.

Exhibition opening has been cancelled due to Level 4 restrictions, however we will be allowing viewing, by appointment only

Exhibition opens: Saturday 03 July (viewings by appointment only)
Walkabout: Saturday 31 July 11am - 2pm
Exhibition runs until: Saturday 31 July 2021

For appointments contact:  or 011 834 9181