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The Art of the Kite

07 December 2017 - 02 February 2018
The Art of the Kite

We are challenging all artists in the Bay to make an artwork in response to the theme of wind - Kites, mobiles, flying machines.  Any medium is welcome .... mixed media, drawing, painting, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, mobile.  Adults and children are welcome to enter a work for this fun exhibition.  

Artists are asked to submit one original work created in the last year.  Works must 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 has been extended until Monday 4 December at 13h00. 

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 are 10-17 years old will fall in the Junior category. There is no entry fee for junior entries. 

Artists 18 years or older will enter the main exhibition and are 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. 

There will be prizes in the categories "most creative” and "best flyer”. The flying competition will take place next year at the end of the exhibition. Information on dates and times to follow. 

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

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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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