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Crafter call-out

19 October 2023 09:30 AM - 19 October 2023 03:00 PM
Crafter call-out

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality through the Red Location Art Gallery, NMB Tourism and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum invite, all professional crafters living and working in Nelson Mandela Bay to submit craft products. We are challenging local experienced crafters to present their top products for selection for a craft market at the Donkin Reserve. 

Entries will be accepted in all craft categories including locally produced attire, as well as  homeware accessories (both traditional and contemporary), leatherwork, woodwork, beadwork, ceramics, recycled material, textiles, and any pioneering new mediums. We are looking for gifts for tourists, such as, jewellery, doeks, key-rings, ornaments, bags, aprons etc.

Crafters must present a display of their top craft products at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum at 1 Park Drive Central on 19 October 2023 for selection by craft and art experts. The selectors’ decision is final.

Entrants to the craft selection must arrive at 9:00. Tables will be made available for display. Participants will be given 15 minutes to setup up. The selection will take place between 9:30 and 15:30.
Crafters will be judged on the following criteria:
1.Quality of workmanship
2.Craft that represents the spirit of Nelson Mandela Bay
3.Diversity of products 
4.Craft celebrating the Xhosa heritage and culture
5.Craft celebrating our heritage and culture
6.Craft must be innovative
7.Readiness (crafters must demonstrate that they have enough products to fill the 3m x 2m exhibition stall) 

Please note:
Large products will not be accepted due to limited space.
Entry forms will be available on the day of selection.
Craft will need to attend a product development workshop before the craft market opens

To find out more information about this great opportunity, interested crafters can contact 

Uthando – Red Location Gallery on 060 976 2779 or  

Emma - Art Museum on 079 4900 690 or

Contact Details

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
Please address all correspondence to the Director.

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