Calling artists to Nelson Mandela Bay project
This is a national call to South African artists to respond to the theme “Wish You Were Here”.
MBDA “Wish You Were Here” is open to contemporary visual artists’ nationwide, as well as graphic professionals, photographers and architects, who feel that they have a singular vision of the Nelson Mandela Bay.
Aside from numerous prizes for the winners (presently R22,950), submitted works will also have a chance to form part of the Selectors’ Choice – an exclusive travelling exhibition that takes in the 2015 Absa Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees and National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
The exhibition launch is 19 September, to coincide with Heritage Day (24 September) and Heritage Month (September) at the Athenaeum, Port Elizabeth. The exhibition will remain open for 3 weeks, until 17 October, after which, selected portions of the show will travel to specific high-density NMB centres.
Artists can download the conditions of entry, and entry form from the following website: www.artsjourney-nelsonmandelabay.co.za – downloads
Note to editors:
Wish You Were Here is a high-profile, high-visibility series of exhibitions of artworks featuring Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB). It is a coordinated effort between private sector members of the NMB artistic community and a few prominent public sector entities, with the goal of promoting both the NMB and its visual artists. The project will run from April 2014 to January 2015, culminate in Heritage Month (September 2014)
This project is made possible by our generous principal sponsors: Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, Genergy and ART Events.
For more information please contact “Wish You Were Here” project Director:
Cedric Vanderlinden, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
072 379 5933
Article source: http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=35743