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Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize

    Artist Blessing Ngobeni will be supporting a young, emerging artist (under 35 and not represented by a gallery) with a twelve-week studio residency and solo exhibition at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. The artist will be provided with studio space at the Bag Factory, as well as a small materials budget and monthly […]


Blessing Ngobeni wins 2012 Reinhold Cassirer Award

Blessing Ngobeni, a little-known artist living in downtown Johannesburg, has shot into the public eye after winning the Reinhold Cassirer Award for 2012. Started by Nadine Gordimer in honour of Cassirer, her late husband, the award recognizes excellence in visual art and provides an opportunity for career development for an artist whose life circumstances make […]


‘Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future’ at FADA Gallery

The Bag Factory has announced their 30th-anniversary exhibition, ‘Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future’, presented in partnership with the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Gallery, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Bag Factory is celebrating three decades of its history and legacy as a non-profit contemporary visual arts organisation by looking […]


Streams of Consciousness

ART AFRICA travelled to the 12th edition of Rencontres de Bamako and spoke with artistic director, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung about his approach to this year’s theme and the new directions the event is taking Fototala King Massassy, Tenir (Anyway), 2019. Courtesy of the artist & Bamako Encounters. “Even when we are ostensibly doing “nothing” […]


Uzor Ugoala

Uzor Ugoala is a conceptual photographer/visual artist. He started off in photography as a means of curious artistic exploration, self-discovery and self-expression. His works mirror the ‘self’ and invite the viewer to engage in deep introspection Uzor Ugoala, Pandora’s Box, 2019. Archival Artpaper print, 66 x 91,4cm. All images courtesy of the artist. With self-taught […]


2019 Cassirer Welz Award winner announced

Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss Education and Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to announce Duduzile ‘DuduBloom’ More as the winner of the prestigious Cassirer Welz Award Duduzile ‘DuduBloom’ More, the 2019 Cassirer Welz Award winner. All images courtesy of the artist & The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. Now in its ninth year, the […]


The five artists changing the face of the creative industry

Blessing Ngobeni, Nthato Mokgata, Lulu Mlangeni, Jefferson Tshabalala, and Sisonke Xonti join the ranks of the Standard Bank Young Artists The 2020 Standard Bank Young Artists (left to right) Jefferson Tshabalala (Theatre), Sisonke Xonti (Jazz), Lulu Mlangeni (Dance), Blessing Ngobeni (Visual Art) and Nthatho Mokgata (Music). Five of South Africa’s most innovative and talented artistic […]


Aspire Art Auctions defies flat market in groundbreaking Johannesburg sale

Aspire went into its latest Johannesburg auction with an innovative strategic focus on quality over quantity, producing spectacular sales of works by under-represented black artists and a special section dedicated to photographs, which proved a resounding triumph, in a first of its kind in the South African auction market. The company continued its resounding success […]


Night & Day (The Harare Pavilion)

Wycliffe Mundopa and Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude presents a new body of work during a crucial time in Zimbabwe’s history At 32 and 30 years of age, Wycliffe Mundopa and Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, two of Harare’s leading young painters, have been friends and studio-mates for well over a decade. As peers, they have been partners in […]