You and your partner are cordially invited to 25: An Auction of Contemporary Art by the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios.
The auction aims to provide buyers with an opportunity to purchase the best contemporary work currently available in the market. Some of the art on auction will either never have been seen by the public or has been specially made for the auction. The funds raised will be used for repairs to and growth of the Bag Factory Studios and projects.
Through their 25-year history, the Bag Factory has continued to be an incubator and catalyst for artists such as David Koloane, Blessing Ngobeni, Benon Lutaaya and Patrick Mautloa and many others. Join us in celebrating this history and looking at how the organisation has participated in developing the industry as a whole.
Andrew Tshabangu and Sam Nhengethwa
Last Monday we had the privilege to be hosted by The Bag Factory for a conversation in-between Andrew Tshabangu and Sam Nhengethwa on their journey to Saint Emilion within the framework of the SAFFCA residencies. In fact both artists have had their studio at the Bag at some stage in their career. It was therefore [...]
25: An Auction of Contemporary Art
This is a friendly reminder that “25 – An auction of contemporary art” is taking place this week Thursday, 17 November, at 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the ABSA Gallery. Please remember to RSVP by emailing Ntokozo Mhlongo at Ntokozo.firstname.lastname@example.org This auction has something for everyone with estimates ranging from R3000 to R200 000 across a body of exciting [...]
An Auction of Contemporary Art
The Bag Factory in partnership the ABSA Gallery and Strauss & Co will be hosting “25 – An Auction of Contemporary Art” on Thursday 17 November at the ABSA Gallery from 6:30pm. The work will be available to preview at the Gallery from Thursday 10 November. The auction contains contemporary work that has either never [...]
Live Drawing Master Class
The Bag Factory is excited to present a 2-day live drawing master class facilitated by Diana Hyslop. The workshop, which is funded by the National Lotteries Commission, is part of the Bag Factory’s 25th-anniversary celebrations. Life drawing is one of the most effective ways to improve the observational skills required for drawing and painting and [...]
CULTURE Review Magazine
Text: Sfiso Atomza Buthelezi Photograph: Supplied I head towards the Oriental Plaza, looking for The Bag Factory. I pass Newtown, the “old” Cultural district of Johannesburg, “old” because Maboneng seems to have taken over that title. My survival instinct pushes me to walk on the busier streets to avoid confrontations with vagrants and hunger, homelessness [...]