Koloane is a painter who in 1991, along with Robert Loder and Sandy Burnett, founded
the Fordsburg Artists' Studios (a section 21 Association Not For Gain). This collective
studio space is the first of its kind in South Africa. The Bag Factory, as it
is known, answered the need for suitable working studios and helped overcome the
isolation experienced by artists, particularly those from the townships.
the years it has served to bring together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds
in a working environment where the exchange and flow of ideas stimulate both their
creativity and production. Many of South Africa's leading contemporary artists
have, at some stage of their careers, worked at the studios.
Bag Factory acts as a primary point of contact for visiting artists, curators
and gallery owners.
is also an accomplished critical arts writer who has been published internationally.
The Journey is on exhibition for the first time as a part of The Museum for African
Art's show entitled "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" in
New York City (autumn 1999) . The four panels hanging depict the artist's representative
depictions of Steven Biko's (founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in the