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DAVID KOLOANE AWARD WINNERS!

The Bag Factory is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 David Koloane Award. Congratulations to Lwando Dlamini, from the Western Cape and Phemo Matlhaba from the North West Province. These young and talented artists will be working with Bag Factory mentors Pat Mautloa and Bev Butkow for a period of 8 weeks and …

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GIANT MICKEY ARTIST BRIEF

Background: 2018 is Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary year.  In celebration of this milestone we are celebrating all things Mickey, with an interactive exhibition which takes all members of the family through a fun interactive look at Mickey through the ages, starting way back with Steamboat Willie right up until today’s Mickey and the Roadster Races.  …

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UJ CHOIR WINS AT THE WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2018

The UJ Choir distinguished itself once again at this year’s World Choir Games. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Choir took part in the 10th World Choir Games 2018, hosted by the City of Tshwane, South Africa, from 04–08 July, scooping wins in two of its categories. More than 300 choirs from 60 countries took part in the …

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SOCIAL COHESION

  The value of public-private partnerships should be flagged and, if done correctly, rigorously defended. BASA is a successful public-private partnership, which is supported by, and supports, both the public sector, i.e. the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and around 130 private sector members including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and other big hitters. While …

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THE BAG FACTORY HAS ONE STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

The Bag Factory is a professional studio space, located in the Fordsburg area. We have been operating for 27 years and have a stable community of artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The studio space and its community strives for an open, non-hierarchical creative environment that promotes exchange and experimentation. We are looking for …

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THE DAWN OF ART

  Watching the three actors from PAST (The Palaeontological Scientific Trust) performing the latest season of Walking Tall at the Origins Centre, was a lesson in the origins of the earth, homo sapiens and our humanity. The cast is made up of superb physical theatre performers, and a standing ovation was owing to them at …

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