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Past events:

  • 9 December 2010

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    Exhibition opening function - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Exhibition and Award

           

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  • 24 November 2010

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    Exhibition closing function - RE.SPONSE

           

    Guest speaker will be Mary Duker, Director of the School of Music, Art and Design, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  The exhibition closes on 28 November 2010. More information about the exhibition ...

  • 28 October 2010

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    Creative Collective

           

     The Friends of the Art Museum introduce the Creative Collective, a free quarterly opportunity for showcasing artists’ latest productions, may it be poetry or music or performance or film or any form of creative expression. The happen ...

  • 14 September 2010

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    Exhibition opening - Extra Muros - Architectures of delight

           

    The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are joining forces together to exhibit ‘Extra Muros’- Architectures of Delight.  The exhibition can be viewed starting from 11 September ongoing till 22 Sept ...

  • 28 July 2010

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    Exhibition opening function - ENDGAME - Michael MacGarry

           

      The Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2010 has been awarded to Michael MacGarry.  His exhibition, ENDGAME, comes to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum directly from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The ex ...

  • 10 June 2010

    to 16 July 2010

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    Beading demonstrations

           

    Demonstrations of traditional beading techniques representing the many diverse styles displayed on the exhibition Ubuhle bentsimbi: The beauty of beads.    Replicas of historical beadwork items and contemporary jewellery inspired by ...

  • 9 June 2010

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    Opening function for three exhibitions

           

    Three exhibitions on show at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum:   Pleased to meet you: South Africa, gateway to Africa   Know your city   Ubuhle bentsimbi: The beauty of beads   A special opening function will ...

  • 3 February 2010

    to 8 June 2010

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    EXHIBITION TOURS

           

    Educational tours of exhibitions are available for special interest and school class groups.  Teachers who would like assistance to  plan a special tour for their class group can contact Amanda or Jenny at the Art Museum.  Duration o ...

  • 3 December 2009

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    Exhibition opening function - Who's who and what's new 2009

           

    The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum's annual Who's who and what's new? exhibition has attracted a record number of entries from local artists wishing to make the most of this unique opportunity to showcase their work and promo ...

  • 22 October 2009

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    Exhibition opening function - 2008 Biennial Award Winners

           

    The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s 2008 Biennial award winners, Christine Maree and Linga Diko, have spent a year in their studios each creating a body of works for their solo award exhibitions. The two exhibitions will be opened by Mary ...

  • 16 October 2009

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    Public walkabout to explore the humour in art

           

    Emma Taggart, Exhibition Curator, will be offering an insightful lunchtime walkabout of the exhibition Poking Fun at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth.  Exploring humour in art, the exhibition starts with ...

  • 14 October 2009

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    Public walkabout to explore the humour in art

           

    Emma Taggart, Exhibition Curator, will be offering an insightful lunchtime walkabout of the exhibition Poking Fun at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive Exploring humour in art, the exhibition starts with 18th Century printmake ...

  • 21 August 2009

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    STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNER

           

    Nicholas Hlobo, Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Visual Art 2009 will return to Nelson Mandela Bay for the rescheduled opening of his exhibition, Umtshotsho, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on Friday 21 August 2009. &nbs ...

  • 23 June 2009

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    Valuation day

           

    Stephan Welz, Sothebys will be visiting Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday 23 June 2009 to offer appraisals for any art works or antique items you may deem as valuable.  As usual, a small donation will be required for each item submitted.  For m ...

  • 20 May 2009

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    Strauss & Company Valuation Day

           

    losing weight with protein shakespersonal trainer sportfitquit smoking with laser amanda baxleypearl in the eyes cataractsgirlfriend cheated several timesstop occupation of palestine 2008asia partnershow are iq test harmfulboosting your psychic power ...

  • 25 March 2009

    to 27 March 2009

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    Art Symposium 2009

           

    Three days of events at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, that will draw attention to the contemporary debates and opinions that surround design, art and craft issues.    The “Art in Mind” Sy ...

  • 5 February 2009

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    Construct: Beyond the documentary photograph exhibition opening function

           

    All interested parties are welcome to attend the opening function of an exhibition of documentary photographs by top South African artists such as Roger Ballen, Berni Searle, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Lien Botha. Brent Meistre, winner of the Nelson Man ...

  • 23 January 2009

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    Auction bid reveal function

           

    The Friends of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will reveal successful bids for the silent auction of artworks on the Who's who and what's new exhibition.  South Africa’s best loved funny man, Barry Hilton, will add an element of com ...

  • 10 October 2008

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    Public walk-about: Africa rifting/Bloodlines exhibition

           

    The artist, Georgia Papageorge will be conducting a  walk-about of her exhibition Africa rifting/Bloodlines at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.losing weight with protein s ...

  • 9 October 2008

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    Africa Rifting/Bloodlines exhibition opening function

           

    The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is hosting an exhibition by the artist Georgia Papageorge who has traveled around the world creating art performances which deal with geographical, emotional, political and racial rifts that exist between pe ...

  • 23 September 2008

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    Cheese and wine to celebrate new opening hours

           

      The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum has extended its opening times until 18:00 every week night.   You are now able to enjoy a pleasurable hour after work taking delight in the exhibitions and works on show and getting to kno ...

  • 19 June 2008

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    Biennial Exhibition and Award opening function

           

    Generously co-sponsored by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, this realistic expression of contemporary art in the Eastern Cape can be viewed at the Art Museum from 20 June until 27 July 2008. For an early preview, members of the public ar ...

  • 19 April 2008

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    Public Walkabout

           

    EmmaTaggart, Exhibition Curator,  will conduct a tour of the exhibition About-face and give insight into how this fascinating exhibition was co-ordinated. About-face explores the theme of portraiture from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan A ...

  • 10 April 2008

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    Public Walkabout

           

    EmmaTaggart, Exhibition Curator,  will conduct a tour of the exhibition About-face and give insight into how this fascinating exhibition was co-ordinated. About-face explores the theme of portraiture from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan A ...

  • 30 January 2008

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    Cheese and wine viewing of Images of Mandela Bay: Inner City

           

    The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) have organised a special public viewing of the exhibition Images of Mandela Bay: Inner City at a cheese and wine function to be held at the Art Museum on 30 Janu ...

  • 6 December 2007

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    Exhibition opening function: Who’s who and what’s new

           

    Who’s who and what’s new on the local art scene? Artists in Nelson Mandela Bay have responded to this question by submitting an interesting array of original works of art on no particular theme which will be on show at the Nelson Mandela Metropolita ...

  • 16 May 2007

    to 18 May 2007

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    Art Packs for International Museum Day

           

    An ‘Art Cart’ continues to take workshops to schools and other venues while the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is closed for renovations.  In celebration of International Museum Day on 18 May, the Art Cart will visit Missionvale Care C ...

  • 7 May 2007

    to 18 June 2007

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    Visiting Art Professor offers Art Workshops for Teachers and Scholars

           

    The Assistant Professor of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in the United States, Andries Fourie, will run art workshops for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s Art Cart Project during June 2007.  The Art Cart is an initiat ...

  • 26 March 2007

    to 14 April 2007

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    Something egg-citing is happening at the Art Museum these holidays

           

    It’s Easter time and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is inviting children, aged 7 to 10 and 11 to 15, to make and decorate papier mâché eggs in celebration of the Christian feast of Easter. Christians embrace the egg as a symbol of the res ...

  • 8 March 2007

    to 10 March 2007

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    Beadwork demonstrations at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

           

    Visitors to the Art Museum’s Treasures exhibition will have the opportunity to admire and appreciate the art of beading next week.  On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March, beaders from the Ilinge Women Crafters will demonstrate their beading skills in ...

  • 15 February 2007

    to 16 February 2007

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    Discover the Art of Beading

           

    Well known bead collector, dealer and distributor, Stephen Long will share his extensive knowledge and appreciation of traditional African beadwork during two workshops at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 Febr ...

  • 31 August 2006

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    Auckland Art History Professor presents talk and walkabout at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

           

    A walkabout of the Cyprian Shilakoe: Revisited exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will be conducted by Elizabeth Rankin, a Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland, on 31 August at 13:00.  There is no charge. ...

  • 26 July 2006

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    Opening of 2006 Young Artist Winner exhibition

           

    Award-winning South African artist Churchill Madikida, and winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art for 2006, returns home to the Eastern Cape this month. His exhibition, Like Father Like Son will be opened at the Nelson Mandel ...

  • 22 June 2006

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    50 YEARS: A CELEBRATION

           

    The Art Museum will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with an evening of art and entertainment such as the city has not seen in a long time. Coinciding with the opening of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Exhibition and Award, th ...

  • 30 November 2005

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    Cultural evening

           

    A special evening of fun aimed at showcasing the services and exhibits of cultural institutions and individual galleries in the Metro.  Browse the exhibitions after normal opening hours and enjoy some refreshments with the Art Museum staff. ...

  • 12 October 2005

    to 14 October 2005

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    Demonstrations

           

    Renowned KwaZulu-Natal potters Thembi Nala, Khulumeleni Magwaza, Shongasiphi Magwaza, Thandiwe Magwaza and Peni Gumbi will be demonstrating many traditional pottery processes from the grinding of the raw earth to the finished vessel. Accompanying ...

  • 11 October 2005

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    Exhibition opening function

           

    Zulu Ceremonial Pottery The exhibition will be opened by Professor Juliet Armstrong of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and everyone is welcome to attend. Professor Armstrong is a renowned ceramic artist and academic who has researched indigenous cer ...

  • 1 September 2005

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    Illustrated lecture by Marion Arnold

           

      The Floral Landscape: Painting, Plants, Environment South Africa’s flowering plants make a huge and important contribution to the country’s environment. They have been studied and depicted by botanical and fine artists from colonial days to ...

  • 19 May 2005

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    Annual General Meeting

           

    The Friend’s AGM will take place after the ‘High Tea with Angelica Bell’.   The chairperson and treasurer will give their reports and the committee will be announcing new and exciting future plans for the "Friends of the Art Museum".losin ...

  • 19 May 2005

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    High tea with Angelica Bell

           

    All "Friends of the Art Museum" and prospective "Friends" are cordially invited to attend this " really good bash" with a few invited VIPs at the Art Museum.   The tea will be hosted by the Friend’s committee in honour of those ...

  • 20 April 2005

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    Exhibition opening function - Norman Catherine: Now and Then

           

    Dr Janet Cherry will be the opening speaker and the artist will be in attendance.losing weight with protein shakespersonal trainer sportfitquit smoking with laser amanda baxleypearl in the eyes cataractsgirlfriend cheated several timesstop occ ...

  • 7 April 2005

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    Exhibition walkabout - Voice-Overs: Wits writings exploring African artworks

           

    Exhibition walkabout conducted by Professor Anitra Nettleton, Head of History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand and co-curator of the exhibition. Free Entrancelosing weight with protein shakespersonal trainer sportfitquit smoking with ...

  • 6 April 2005

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    Exhibition opening function - Voice-Overs: Wits writings exploring African artworks

           

    Exhibition opening function and talk by co-curator Professor Anitra Nettleton.losing weight with protein shakespersonal trainer sportfitquit smoking with laser amanda baxleypearl in the eyes cataractsgirlfriend cheated several timesstop occupation ...

  • 10 November 2004

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    Evening of cocktails and culture

           

    The Friends of the Art Museum present an evening of cocktails and culture to raise funds for the Art Museum.  Barry Gibb, artist and lecturer renowned for his entertaining and informative talks on world art history, will be giving an illu ...

  • 4 August 2004

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    Public walkabout - Euphemism

           

    Kathryn Smith, 2004 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, will conduct a public walkabout  of her work. The tour is free of charge but numbers are limited. Bookings will be first come first served. Please telephone the Art Museum o ...

  • 3 August 2004

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    Exhibition Opening - Euphemism

           

    Kathryn Smith, the 2004 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, will be in Port Elizabeth to open Euphemism, the exhibition of her work which goes on display at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, from 4th August to 19 Septembe ...

  • 18 March 2004

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    Exhibition opening

           

    All residents, friends, artists, guests and visitors to the Metropole are invited to the Who’s Who and What’s New special opening function and launch of the Art Museum’s new identity. The executive mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipalit ...

  • 10 March 2004

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    Cocktails and Culture evening with "Jack the Dripper"

           

    The Friends are arranging a cocktails and culture event to raise funds for the Art Museum.  Barry Gibb, artist and lecturer renowned for his entertaining and informative talks on world art history, will be giving an illustrated presentation&nb ...

  • 15 October 2003

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    Illustrated talk by Jeanne van Eeden

           

    Fantasy, feminism and shopping malls Jeanne van Eeden, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department at the University of Pretoria, is interested in the notion of a global entertainment economy and the impact this has on culture and entertainment land ...

  • 14 October 2003

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    "Changes" - Exhibition opening

           

    "Changes" Robert Brooks, academic, artist, scholar and a renowned National Radio personality who broadcasts live from Port Elizabeth on SAFM every week, will open the exhibition.  Brooks is also one of the invited artists whose paintings will b ...

  • 3 October 2003

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    Holiday Workshop: Hardboard Block Prints

           

    Children aged 10 - 15 will learn about relief techniques by producing their own block prints.  They will create and print images in response to the prints on the exhibition, Salted Lines: Images from the Mouth of the Buffalo.  The process w ...

  • 1 October 2003

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    Holiday Workshop: Collograph Prints

           

    Workshop participants aged 7 - 10 will construct an image from a variety of textured found objects from which they will pull their own prints. The selection of copperplate etchings on the exhibition "Salted Lines: Images from the Mouth of the Buffa ...

  • 23 September 2003

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    Exhibition opening

           

    Salted Lines: Images from the the Mouth of the Buffalo, will be opened by the exhibition curator, Kerry-Lyn Potgieter at the Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth.  All are welcome to attend.losing weight with protein shakespersonal trainer s ...

     


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