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Regarded as a pioneering venture back in the 1990s, The Bag Factory in Fordsburg, Johannesburg celebrated its 25th birthday recently. It was initially setup to assist struggling black artists with resources and to act as a vehicle for the distribution of their art but has since opened the facility to all. Well-known South African artist David Koloane, along with London art collector Robert Loder, began the venture and the idea of the name Bag Factory came from the previous building tenant called the Speedy Bag Factory; the word Speedy was dropped and so began a space for young talented artists and creatives seeking an affordable studio where they could collaborate and engage with like-minded people.
The Bag Factory is inextricably linked to several other renowned artists who began their careers here and whose works are now proudly on display in major galleries throughout the world.
There are a total of 18 studios at the facility, as... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.