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Lithuba Lakho - Craft Exhibition and Competition: Selection

15 March 2019 09:00 AM - 15 March 2019 12:00 PM
Lithuba Lakho  - Craft Exhibition and Competition: Selection

Lithuba Lakho (This is Your Opportunity): Top Eastern Cape Craft Exhibition and Competition 

Call for entries to all Top Crafters working in the Eastern Cape
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 29 of March 2019.  

The LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY): 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 and has been initiated by the Eastern Province Development Corporation and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality).  

This is the fourth installment of this competition: In past years’ crafters submitted a range of wears for sale, this year we are asking for your most outstanding piece to be displayed on an exhibition of excellence for the public to view and admire. Works will be for sale but as high end once off objects. Once again there will be prizes for the most outstanding work. 

This year there will be two methods of entry for this year’s competition: digital entry or venue selection:

Digital Selection: The closing date for digital entries is 4th March 2019. Entry forms are available on the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum website or on request.      

Venue Selection: If you prefer to submit your work physically, selection will take place at designated selection centers. Please note you will be expected to bring the final work along with a completed entry form to the venue to be considered for selection. 

To receive more information about this great opportunity, interested crafters can contact: Yandiswa Sodaba (ECDC) at Tel: 043 704 5600 and email: or Athenkosi Baliso (ECDC) at 043 704 5614 and email: or Emma O’Brien (NMM Art Museum) at Tel: 041 506 2000 and email: 

The venue selection in Port Elizabeth will be at the NMM Art Museum, Central, on the 15 March 2019 at 09:00am – 12:00pm, contact person: Emma O’ Brien on email: or tel: 041 506 2000.

To get more information, the list of the venues or the entry form, email:

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