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Current Exhibitions

View Passage Passage
27 January 2020 TO 31 May 2020
Selected works from the Art Museum's permanent collection, take the viewer on unique journeys through the past and present, both real and imaginary. 

Keith Dietrich retraces colonial and precolonial trade routes through the giant watercolor paintings while Andrietta Wentzel’s twelve sculptural totems invite us all to take the journey of the hero. 

Natasha Bezuidenhout’s large-scale ceramic installation is a memory of a life-changing journey made during her childhood while Berni Searle’s video brings attention to the plight of African refugees who risked their lives to get to the Canary Islands in the hope of a better life in Europe.

View Lithuba Lakho (This is your Opportunity) Lithuba Lakho (This is your Opportunity)
27 March 2020 TO 30 April 2020

The Lithuba Lakho (This is your Opportunity): Top Eastern Cape craft exhibition and competition.


This exhibition supports the development of top export quality craft from a diverse range of disciplines. This 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 (Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality). 

Crafters and designers working in the Eastern Cape Province are invited to submit their outstanding creation for an exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum opening on the 20 of March 2020. 

Selection dates and venues are on the last page of the Entry form.

PLEASE NOTE:

In support of national efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be closed to the public until further notice as of 18 March 2020 and the exhibition opening scheduled for the 20 March is cancelled.
 
The LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY): TOP EASTERN CAPE CRAFT EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION has been installed and we are very excited to share with the public pictures of the amazing work submitted for this year’s exhibition. This project is made possible through the collaboration of the Art Museum and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation. 

Over one hundred crafters and designers have been selected to take part in the fifth instalment of this exhibition and we will be sharing images of the selected works online so you can do some browsing in preparation for the exhibition’s opening.  


View National lockdown National lockdown
27 March 2020 TO 16 April 2020
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be shutting down from 27 March to 16 April 2020 in line with National efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

The LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY): TOP EASTERN CAPE CRAFT EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION has been installed and we are very excited to share with the public pictures of the amazing work submitted for this year’s exhibition. This project is made possible through the collaboration of the Art Museum and the Eastern Cape Development Corporation. Over one hundred crafters and designers have been selected to take part in the fifth instalment of this exhibition and we will be sharing images of the selected works online so you can do some browsing in preparation for the exhibition’s opening.  


We also have an exciting new call for entries. We are challenging fabric artists and artists who want to try fabric to transform the everyday into textiles and textiles into art. The theme ‘transformational textiles’ has been left intentionally open to allow for multiple interpretations. We are looking for non-traditional approaches to fabric where transitional media are transformed to make creative and innovative works.  The closing date is mid-July for digital submissions. The entry form will be available online after the national shutdown. 


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Due to the nationwide lockdown, the Art Museum is closed until the lockdown has been lifted.

Please be safe!



NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPAL NOTICE:

For more information you can Call 0800 20 50 50 for local issues relating to the coronavirus or any other municipal related fault reports. For more information regarding COVID-19 go to www.sacoronavirus.co.za, dial the national emergency number 0800 029 999 or save 0600 123456 as a WhatsApp contact and send "Hi” for further details. 

Our dedicated municipal webpage can be accessed at the following link: 
http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/page/disaster-management-advisory-forum-covid-19


Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Address:
1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Telephone:
+27 (0)41 506 2000 / Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234
E-mail:
artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za
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