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Opportunity for Eastern Cape Artists

25 January 2022 - 30 April 2022
Opportunity for Eastern Cape Artists


The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality through the Red Location Art Gallery and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are calling for artworks to be submitted for the Art Collection of the City.   

The City is looking for works by artists who work and live in the Eastern Cape and have made a significant contribution to the art of the region.  The call-out is open to all artists 18 years or older as of 1 January 2022.  

NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Each artist can submit a maximum of THREE artworks for selection. These may take the form of sets or assemblages.   Entries must be the ORIGINAL WORK of the artist. 

SUBMISSION: For consideration each artist must email digital submissions to  on  or before 29 April 2022. You may send an email for each artwork.

Each submission must include:
A Completed entry form, 
5 or less Digital images per submission. Each artist must submit a maximum of five high-resolution images per entry, consisting of two views of the work in its entirety and three close up views for the selection panel to evaluate technique.  Digital images must be in either JPEG or TIFF formats. Ensure that your camera or phone camera is set to take images at the highest-quality available in the settings.
CV of the artist 
Maximum 500-word motivation letter for the works to be considered for the collection. 

SELECTION: The selection will be conducted by the Purchase of Works of Art Selection Committee as per the NMBM Museum Policy. 

FINAL SELECTION FOR THE COLLECTION: Artists selected through the digital submission process will be invited to exhibit their work at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. A final selection will take place once the works are installed for works that will be considered for purchase for the collection.  

Uthando Baduza, Chief Curator of the RED LOCATION ART GALLERY 
Contact: 060 976 2779; Email:

Amanda Heshu, Acting Assistant Director, NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM 
Contact: 079 490 0690; Email:

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