25: An Auction of Contemporary Art in partnership with ABSA

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.

All works can be viewed in the Absa Gallery from 10 November 2016. An electronic version of the catalogue can be obtained from Aysha Waja (aysha@bagfactoryart.org.za) or Dr Paul Bayliss (paulbay@absa.co.za).

The opening address is by Sara Hallatt, Bag Factory Director, and Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa Art & Museum Curator.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Time: 18:00 for 19:00 – 21:30

Venue: Absa Gallery, Absa Towers North, 161 Main Street, Johannesburg

Dress code: Business attire

RSVP: Ntokozo Mhlongo at Ntokozo.mhlongo2@absa.co.za or

082 894 2198 by Monday, 14 November 2016