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Thursday, June 26, 2014


This is a national call to South African artists to respond to the theme Wish You Were Here.

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.
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 September 19, to coincide with Heritage Day (September 24) and Heritage Month (September) at the Athenaeum, Port Elizabeth. The exhibition will remain open for three weeks, until October 17, 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: - downloads