Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future

The Bag Factory is excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition, Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future, presented in partnership with FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

More than 80 works dating from 1991 to the present are drawn from the Bag Factory’s collection of artworks bestowed to organisation over the years by previous studio artists, award recipients, and visiting artists who have participated in their internationally renowned artist in residence programme. The Bag Factory’s crucial role for the arts in South Africa is confirmed by their long list of celebrated alumni who have gone on to develop international and prize-winning careers. They include their co-founder the late David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi, Penny Siopis, Tracey Rose, Thenjiwe Nkosi, Lady Skollie, and Blessing Ngobeni to name a few. The exhibition highlights the Bag Factory’s unique artistic programme which combines art making with cultural debate and art exhibitions, thereby creating a fertile international environment for experimentation, innovation, and critical dialogue between creatives in South Africa and the rest of the world.

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The exhibition can be viewed until Friday, 25 June 2021. Contact Eugene Hon to arrange a visit (


May 01 2021 - Jun 25 2021


FADA Gallery - University of Johannesburg
17 Bunting Rd, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092