Between February and March 2018 UK-based artist Libita Clayton will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the Triangle Fellowship Programme at The Bag Factory.
About Libita Clayton
Libita Clayton has a collaborative practice that plays with potential political and physical collapse. She proposes ‘a way out’ with D.I.Y performance.
Recent projects include: bland choreography, (CLAY- TON – RAW- SON), New Year/New Noise 4, Arnolfini, 2017; RESIST FLOW, (Gal-Dem), Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2016; 1,2,1,2, //// black- voices – opera, (Black British Classical Foundation), Jamaican Pulse, Royal West Academy of England, Bristol, 2016; FORGET THAT GUY (message from a freedom fighter), Beyond Words, Book Works, Hull Freedom Festival & James Rickett trust commission, 2016; In the Absence of Ruins there Will be Innovation, Speakeasy Southwest Network public programme, Vertigo Sea, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2016; BS2; RESIST & REVOLT, BLACK HISTORY – LIVE TRANSMISSION, BEEF, Art Weekender Bristol & Bath, Black History Month, Bristol, 2015.
Clayton graduated from Wimbledon College of Art with a BA (Hons.) in Print and Digital Media in 2009.
About The Bag Factory
The Bag Factory is a not for profit organisation established in 1991 to provide studio space for visual artist. Initiated by Robert Loder and David Koloane 21 years ago, to bring together artists from different racial, cultural and educational backgrounds.
The Bag Factory has had a substantial number of South Africa’s best known artists working under its roof, such as William Kentridge, Kay Hassan, Penny Siopis, Sam Nhlegethwa, Blessing Ngobeni. For the past two decades, the Bag Factory has provided one of the very few, and at times the only, dedicated spaces for visual arts studios in Johannesburg.
The Bag Factory’s mission is to promote, support, develop the visual arts in South Africa and provide the artist with a functioning space to create from and a community of peers to keep them inspired, stimulated and pushing their own boundaries.
More than 155 artists from around the world have participated in the Bag Factory’s Visiting Artists programme with the ultimate goal of producing new works for a final exhibition, networking and sharing cultural and creative practice.