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Chance for top EC artists to be selected for 5th edition of Lithuba Lakho exhibition

Feb 20, 2020
Chance for top EC artists to be selected for 5th edition of Lithuba Lakho exhibition

Port Elizabeth - Crafters and designers, working in the Eastern Cape, have the opportunity to be selected as exhibitors for the fifth edition of the coveted Lithuba Lakho exhibition that opens at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum next month (20 March).

"Lithuba Lakho means this is your opportunity and empower selected category winners with exposure, a choice of top quality material or machinery to the value of R20 000 and an opportunity to sell their wares at the exhibition," explained Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality spokesman, Kupido Baron.

"The four categories are homeware, contemporary accessories, traditional accessories and apparel.

"In addition, the top ten crafters will be profiled in a brochure that will include professional photographic images of their work."

The dates, venues and times are as follows:

24 February 2020     09:00 – 12:00

  • Mbizana Craft Centre (Mbizana)
  • Eastern Cape Development Corporation (East London)

25 February 2020   09:00 – 12:00

  • Ndlambe Municipal Offices (Port Alfred)
  • Umzimbvubu LED Offices (Mount Ayliff)

26 February 2020   09:00 – 12:00

  • Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Offices (Grahamstown)
  • Cooperative Centre (Maclear)

27 February 2020   09:00 – 12:00

  • Mthatha Eastern Cape Development Corporation Office

3 March 2020           09:00 – 12:00

  • Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Building (Aliwal North)
  • Sterkspruit Art Centre

4 March 2020           12:00 – 15:00

  • Eastern Cape Development Corporation Office (Queenstown)

9 March 2020             10:00 – 12:00

  • Arts and Crafts (Jeffreys Bay)

13 March 2020           09:00 – 12:00

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (Central, Port Elizabeth)

"A maximum of three entries per entrant are allowed and artists are expected to bring their final work with a completed entry form to the venue to be considered for selection," Baron added.

"Entry forms are available at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and Eastern Cape Development Corporations offices and on the websites of both these institutions."

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