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Ruth Ige. Don't hide your glory, 2022.
Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122cm. (© Copyright 2022, STEVENSON. All rights reserved)

Exhibition Opening

Embodied & Embedded
Artists: Kay-Leigh Fisher + Nadia Myburgh

Bag Factory
10 Mahlathini Street
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2092

Exhibition Opening Saturday, 2 September 2023, 11am – 2pm

Walkabout/Workshop Saturday, 16 September 2023, 12 – 1pm

Event details

As part of their 12-month-long artist residency at the Bag Factory both Fisher and Myburgh have further developed their own unique visual languages and created new artworks. The artists have bonded in each other’s commonalities and differences….collaborated in creating work while also critically engaging with one another’s practice. It is also with this ethos that the Studio Bursary anticipates supporting the artists in their process of experimentation, collaboration, and making –  culminating in their forthcoming presentations.


Exhibition Opening

Soil Conversations
concept by Nisha Merit in collaboration with Lindiwe Mngxitama.

Curators – Nisha Merit , Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa 


Lungiswa Gqunta [@lungiswa_gqunta]
MADEYOULOOK [@madeyoulook_yu4me]
Io Makandal [@iomakandal]
Silvia Noronha [@n.o.r.o.n.h.a]
Nnenna Onuoha [@nnennaon]
Natalie Paneng [@nataliepaneng_]
Theresa Schubert [@studiotheresaschubert]
Gemma Shepherd & Rochelle Nembhard [@_______gemma & @rharha_nembhard]
Mia Thom [@miathom_art]

JAG – Johannesburg Art Gallery
Cnr Klein and King George Streets Joubert Park, 2044

26 August Opening,
Run: 27 August – 17 November
Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 5pm

Event details
SOIL CONVERSATIONS looks at the granularity of soil as material, our relationhsip to the ground on which we build life on, and soil as a bearer of memory, idtentity, and futures. In that, the exhibition itself becomes a research platform including performances, and is the basis for writings in conjunction with the present artistic concepts. The exhibition investigates the relsationship between ourselves and the environment we live in, both in digital and analogue spheres. Topics of land, history, spirituality and the body – as physical manifestation and theoretical representation – are integral parts of the artworks. By defying a linear ontology of history, the exhibition explores the plurality of the past, and future scenarios which lead into the unknown, aiming to engage with the speculative as a defining position of there here and now as a relationship between us and the world. SOIL CONVERSATIONS has been shown in Berlin at Galerie im Körnerpark from 27 May to 30 August. The project was conceived in Johannesburg and sees now its iteration back where its seed was planted. As in Berlin so in Johannesburg SOIL CONVERSATIONS extends itself to textual engagements, performances and engagements in the space and online. 27 AUGUST – 18 NOVEMBER Curated by Nisha Merit & Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa Concept by Nisha Merit in collaboration with Lindiwe Mngxitama SOIL CONVERSATIONS is realised in collaboration with Bubblegum Club.




Friday, 8th September

Collection tour of Anglo American

144 Oxford Rd, Rosebank

8 September 2023

Event details

The Anglo American art and object collection is a combination of art collected over several decades through four different companies: Anglo American, de Beers Group, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore.

The collection comprises of 3600 works, with around 1000 pieces in the collection on display at the newly commissioned Rosebank offices. Although vast, the collection experienced an acquisition hiatus from the early 2000s until 2021 creating a significant gap in the collection’s representation of contemporary art. The collection now has a dedicated curator, Megan Scott, tasked with its cataloguing and digitisation, opening an exciting new chapter which will see the gradual procurement of significant works that reflect our contemporary South African and African art world.

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