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Gala event aims to raise funds for Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

By Jesica Slabbert - Jun 8, 2018
Gala event aims to raise funds for Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

The Friends of the Art Museum have partnered together with local businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay and artists in order to host a Gala event to raise fund for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, which has been unable to purchase new works of art since 2010.

This event will not only help to raise funds, but also help showcase the designs of local Crafters, Fashion Designers and Ballerinas in Nelson Mandela Bay.

The Art Museum will put on its best to play host to an audience of fashionably attired guests, offering a preview of the Art Museum's exciting fashion exhibition looking at the influence of traditional style in contemporary Fashion, a sit down Dinner and a runway show.

Established designer on the local and global scale and former PE girl, Jeni Dutton, has agreed to attend the Gala and showcase a collection. She will be supported by three of Nelson Mandela Bay’s innovative designers; Ati Setipa, Braemor Lundall-Sauls and Kelly Dillon.

Selected Local Fashion items will be profiled on the fashion exhibition including work by the knitwear designer and rising star in the international fashion scene, Laduma Ngxokolo.

Another former PE girl, who is currently Editor in Chief of ELLE Decoration, Leigh Robertson, is also flying in for this Gala event, as is Khanyi Dhlomo, CEO of Ndalo Media, who has ELLE and ELLE Decoration within the Ndalo stable and has agreed to partner in the Fundraiser!

Adrian Gardiner, who heads up the Mantis Collection, has confirmed that the Group will be the Naming Sponsor for the event, thus committing to support local art as an alignment with No 5 Boutique Hotel by Mantis, itself a veritable Collection of incredible South African artwork!

The Gala is set to take place on 27 September 2018. Booking is essential for this limited seating event and Michelle Brown of Brown’s PR will manage this, along with the co-ordination of the Function.

Magnetic Storm will co-sponsor the A/V and Technical aspect of the Gala, whilst Mohair SA will host a workshop, the following morning, with Jenni Button sharing her extensive knowledge and experience with young Designers.