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Current Exhibitions

View The Art of the Kite The Art of the Kite
07 December 2017 TO 02 February 2018

Artists in the Bay were challenged to make an artwork in response to the theme of wind, kites, mobiles or flying machines.  Any medium was welcome .... mixed media, drawing, painting, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, mobile.  Adults and children could enter a work for this fun exhibition.  

Artists were asked to submit one original work created in the last year.  Works had to be delivered together with a completed entry form to the Art Museum on 29 November 2017 during normal opening hours 9:00 – 17:00.  Submissions for the art of the kite exhibition was extended until 4 December.

All entries will be on display at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum from 7 December 2017 to 2 February 2018 on the exhibition the Art of the kite. 

Children that were10-17 years old were part of the Junior category. There was no entry fee for junior entries. 

Artists 18 years or older could enter the main exhibition and were asked to pay a R20 entry fee, with all funds going towards the Friends of the Art Museum.  The Friends are a community NGO that supports the Art Museum and aims to create a vibrant art, culture and heritage community in Nelson Mandela Bay. 

Entry forms were available at the reception desk of the Art Museum.  For more information telephone the Art Museum on 041 506 2000 or email,

View In Colour In Colour
30 October 2017 TO 02 February 2018

Looking at the symbolic use of colour in artworks selected from the permanent collection of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.


View The Friendly City The Friendly City
18 December 2017 TO 14 February 2018
See the city through the eyes of artists; this exhibition will contain artworks from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that depict Nelson Mandela Bay.

View IN 3D IN 3D
13 December 2017 TO 02 February 2018
Works showcasing the Art Museum’s collection of three-dimensional works

Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
+27 (0)41 506 2000 / Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234
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