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Lithuba Lakho: selection

13 March 2020 09:00 AM - 13 March 2020 12:00 PM
Lithuba Lakho: selection

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

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 fifth installment of this competition: We are once again 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.

Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding work. There will be four winners in the categories of homeware, contemporary accessories, traditional accessories and apparel. Each category winner will receive a prize of materials or machinery of their choice to the value of R 20 000.00. The top ten crafters will be profiled in a brochure publication that will include professional photographic images of their work.

Selection venues will be identified throughout the Eastern Cape where appointed selectors will choose works for the exhibition.

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. Each entrant will be allowed a maximum of three entries. Selection in Nelson Mandela Bay will be at the NMM Art Museum, 1 Park Drive Central on 13 March 2020 between 09:00am – 12:00pm.

Entry forms are available at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and Eastern Cape Development Agency’s offices and websites.

To find out 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:


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.  

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