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2023 Cassirer Welz Award winner Bulumko Mbete

Meet the winner of the 2023 Cassirer Welz Award

Johannesburg-based artist Bulumko Mbete is the winner of the 2023 Cassirer Welz award. The announcement was made at an evening ceremony at Strauss & Co’s Johannesburg offices on 4 April. The selection jury comprised of Bag Factory director Maria Fidel Regueros, Zinhle Zwane and young

The Cassirer Welz Award 2021 winner has been announced

Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co Fine Art Auctioneers, has announced the winner of the 2021 Cassirer Welz Award, Samuel Nnorom.   Nnorom is a multi-talented artist who seeks to explore several materials. He holds a BAed  (sculpture major) from the

Artist Levy Pooe 2020 Cassirer Welz Award winner

Levy Pooe wins 2020 Cassirer Welz Award

Johannesburg-based visual artist Levy Pooe has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Cassirer Welz Award. In a small, virtual award ceremony held on Monday 23 November, Pooe, who works in a range of mediums from painting, charcoal, collage, as well as photography, explained

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Chris Soal, Orbits Of Relating

“We think we are liberated by individualism, but in reality we’ve given up so much power. People are so caught up in the nuances of their own personal realm that they’ve lost real civic relationships with one another. We’ve lost that collective power.” – Andrea

The 2018 Cassirer Welz Award winner is announced!

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co and Everard Read, are delighted to announce that the winner for the 2018 Cassirer Welz Award is Richard Specs Ndimande. Since its inception this award has seen the winners launch their careers and really

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