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View Lithuba Lakho 2019 Lithuba Lakho 2019
29 March 2019 TO 14 June 2019

This was the fourth installment of the LITHUBA LAKHO (This is your Opportunity): Top Eastern Cape craft exhibition and competition. 

The exhibition and competition supports the development of top export quality craft from a diverse range of disciplines. Crafters and designers working in the Eastern Cape Province were invited to submit outstanding creations for the exhibition. 71 crafters and designers were selected. 

The competition and exhibition is designed to promote excellence in our local craft market and has been initiated by the Eastern Province Development Corporation and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.  

An exhibition opening was held on the 29 March 2019 at 18H00.

Lithuba Lakho Winners: 
Prizes were given for the most outstanding work. There were four winners in the categories of homeware, contemporary accessories, traditional accessories and apparel. Each category winner received a prize of materials or machinery of their choice to the value of R 15 000.00. The top ten crafters were profiled in a brochure publication, which included professional photographic images of their work. 

Top Ten winners:
Zontathu Crafts by Thozama Dyantyi
Royal Legasee by Nangamso Dana
Scriptures Brand by Noloyiso Mngonyama 
Shelley-Anne Graham 
Greenville Trading 155 by L.M. Junior
Lookout Ceramics by Lookout Sibanda
Nonongwe Celela
QE2 Creations by Amanda QeQe
Yanela Jija
Nozuko Nqonqoza

Congratulations to the Top Category Winners: 
Top winner for Traditional Wear:  Beaded head piece by QE2 Creations. 
Top winner for apparel: Wrap dress and crochet collar by Royal Legasee. 
Top winner for homeware:  Ceramic bowl by Lookout Ceramics. 
Top winner for contemporary accessories: Beaded belt with ribbon by Nozuko Nqonqoza.

View Keiskamma Trust Exhibition Keiskamma Trust Exhibition
10 April 2019 TO 26 May 2019

This exhibition pays tribute to the artistic work done by the Keiskamma Trust. 

The Trust was set up in the village of Hamburg to promote health and hope through art, music, HIV/AIDS treatment, poverty alleviation projects and education initiatives. 

The central display on the exhibition at the Art Museum will be the Keiskamma Guernica, acquired by the city for its art collection in 2010. The tapestry shows the painful struggle of rural communities dealing with the AIDS epidemic.

View Joyful creations Joyful creations
01 April 2019 TO 14 June 2019
A selection of Ceramic Art from the NMM Art Museum’s Permanent Collection.

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