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Bag Factory Artists Studios

En Masse

Anthea Moys and Bronwyn Lace
En Masse, mixed media installation ,


Thenjiwe Nkosi
Border Farm, ,


Ntando Cele
Rebound, performance photographed by John Hodgkiss ,


10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg

Hours: Weekdays 10am to 5pm


Anthea Moys and Bronwyn Lace at Bag Factory Artists Studios

This ongoing public art project, initiated by Anthea Moys and Bronwyn Lace, kicks of at the Bag Factory with an exhibition that represents fragments of conversations between Moys and Lace and various artists and cultural procatitioners tied to Johannesburg's art scene. The presentation of this material is sensorally arresting, though substantial, and requires some effort to engage with. This exhibition is the first step in a process in which Moys and Lace hope to involve any interested collaborators in the months to come.

28 September 2010 - 08 October 2010

Maroi Farm Art and Drama Group, Raymond Marlowe and Thenjiwe Nkosi at Bag Factory Artists Studios

This exhibition, curated by Thenjiwe Nkosi and Raymond Marlowe, is a collection of stories in photographs, video and writing of migrant farm workers on the South Africa/Zimbabwe national border. All material on the exhibition was produced through an extensive series of photographic and dramatic workshops conducted in Musina over a six-month period.

15 April 2010 - 05 May 2010

Unknown Artist at Bag Factory Artists Studios

On November 26 from 6.30pm the Bag Factory launches a limited edition set of photographic prints generated from a performance workshop, Rites of Fealty/Rites of Passage, facilitated by Johan Thom in 2008.

The portfolio features works by Nadine Hutton, Anthea Moys, Mlu Zondi, Ntando Cele, Rat Western, Ismail Farouk, Murray Turpin, Bronwyn Lace, Kemang wa Luhere, Dinkies Sithole and Johan Thom. All photographs by John Hodgkiss.

26 November 2009 - 27 November 2009

Unknown Artist at Bag Factory Artists Studios

A group show featuring a veritable ‘who’s who’ of South African contemporary art opens under the title ‘Adding Subtractions’ at the Bag Factory this month. Curated by Daniella Géo, the show focuses on artists for whom found footage, assemblage, collage, series, sequencing, weaving and sampling are key to ‘gathering history’s fragments’. Artists such as Roger Ballen, Paul Emmanuel, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Bronwyn Lace, Sam Nhlengethwa and Emeka Okereke show.  The exhibition opens with a performance by Dinkies Sithole entitled 'Red Carpet' at 5:30pm, which begins in front of Museum Africa and concludes at The Bag Factory.  The exhibition is sponsored by the National Arts Council of South Africa and the Ford Foundation, and is supported by The Flemish Government, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, the Goethe Institute, Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud and the Embassy of France in South Africa.

17 June 2009 - 10 July 2009