Open Call | Submit work for the Bag Factory’s 2021 Summer Salon: Bag Factory Re-Imagined: 300 Drawings
While it is a momentous achievement and our grounding principles remain the same, a lot has changed and needs updating since our doors first opened. We have big plans.
It is with that celebratory spirit in mind, that this year’s edition of the Summer Salon, is titled Bag Factory Re-imagined: 300 Drawings. We are inviting the larger art community to celebrate with us by submitting A3 works on paper(including drawings, paintings, and any mixed media work) that illuminates the future of the Bag Factory but also brings together our history and legacy. We want to exhibit 300 drawings by 300 artists to highlight the tentacles of the Bag Factory’s reach over the last 30 years.
The work should consider the existing architectural space, urban location, and/or the essential character of the community to breathe new life into it according to the artist’s visions of the future.
Some ideas could encompass the following concepts:
- Environmental friendliness
- Green spaces
- Identity and culture: our place in the city and in the world
- Reception: welcome, first impressions
- Public interaction
We hope this will encourage our current arts community and yet-to-join family to highlight the positive aspects of the Bag Factory and reinforce the impact and pivotal role we continue to play in the development of the arts in South Africa, the continent, and the rest of the world. We’re looking forward to receiving work that communicates a reimagined Bag Factory through a contemporary lens.