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Virtual exhibition program

01 July 2020 - 30 June 2021
Virtual exhibition program

During the lockdown, we produced a series of virtual exhibitions to showcase our lockdown exhibitions. 

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.


Virtual exhibition

This top Eastern Cape craft exhibition and competition, 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.

This year 98 crafters and 349 items were selected from around the Eastern Cape to be included on the exhibition.

The four top winners for the 2020 Lithuba Lakho craft competition in the categories: Homeware, Contemporary Accessories, Apparel and Traditional Accessories are Ludwe Mgolombane (Bumba Art) for his for his ceramic bust titled, WakwaNtu; Peliswa Matinjwa for a set of micro crochet shoes titled, Purple Fusion; Lulama Makha (GREENVILLE TRADING 155 trading as LM THE JUNIOR) ) for his formal Jacket and pants and Nwabisa Mnqumevu for her Black And White Beaded Necklace And Earrings

Special mentions were given to Lisa Walker for her ceramic work titled Protea Jar, Nolindo Siyo for a traditional beaded vest, Judy Savage for her crochet blanket, Adria van Rooyen from Seventy-four for a leather bag, Zamithemba Jolinkomo for a traditional headband and from Blaque Butterfly Holdings for the SA Flag dress.

This project is sponsored by the Eastern Cape Development Agency, Department Small Business Development and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.


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