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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 […]


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 […]


Simphiwe Buthelez invites us to Lala La

Come rest here Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, in partnership with the Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize, is pleased to announce the opening of Simphiwe Buthelezi’s first solo exhibition, entitled ‘LALA LA’.  As the recipient of the 2018 Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize, Buthelezi has spent three months in residence at the Bag Factory producing new work for […]


HAIL! The Dark Lioness: Part 1

Introduction This article will be published online in three sections. I come to writing with no great learning / Except my life and the lives of the people / Of whom I am a part. For centuries, / Others have written about us / I write to change that / Instead of moaning about it. […]



As part of AKAA UNDERGROUND – an art laboratory consisting of workshops, artist meetings, book signings and performances on the lower level of the Carreau du Temple – ART AFRICA magazine will showcase the work of the winner of the ‘BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS‘ Award & Residency Programme 2017, Laeila Adjovi, as well as new work by Jacob […]



Cultural imperialism, decolonisation and the Internet   Tabita Rezaire is a French born Guyanese and Danish new media artist, currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work explores ideas surrounding decolonial health and knowledge, and navigates these themes, both online and offline, through internet’s tools and languages. ART AFRICA sat down with Tabita to discuss her […]