Bag Factory Announces 2019 David Koloane Award Winners - Art Africa Magazine
Bag Factory Announces 2019 David Koloane Award Winners
Bag Factory Artists’ Studio has announced Helen Uambembe, Oupa L. Sibeko and Wezile Mgibe as the winners of the 2019 David Koloane Award


The annual award, launched to honour the life and career of the late Dr David Koloane (1938-2019), celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Koloane, a founding member of the Bag Factory more than 28 years ago, was a respected artist, curator and writer. He was a pioneer in the development of the black art community in South Africa.

The award is bestowed to passionate, dedicated, emerging artists who are younger than 35 and do not have gallery representation; it concentrates on a different artistic medium each year. This year’s edition focused on performance art for the first time. [...]

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