The Eastern Cape Development Corporation and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are proud to present the fifth installment of the Lithuka Lakho EASTERN CAPE CRAFT COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION 2020
This initiative is designed to promote export quality craft from a diverse range of disciplines. Eastern Cape crafters are challenged to up their game and enter something amazing that represents the spirit of the Eastern Cape. Selection of top craft products will take place throughout the Eastern Cape and culminate in an exhibition to be opening at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on 20 March 2020.
THE EXHIBITION IS OPEN TO ALL CRAFTERS 18 years or older as of 1 January 2020. Craft groups, projects or collectives may enter individual craft works provided that all the crafters responsible for making the work are clearly listed on the entry form. The same conditions of entry apply to collectives. Only crafters residents in Eastern Cape province may participate. Only works executed
in the last 24 months will be accepted.
- Entries will be accepted in any medium or combination of media that comply with the conservation and public-safety standards of the NMM Art Museum. The competition coordinators reserve the right to reject works that are too difficult to move, install or hang. Crafters should provide their own special technical equipment if required.
- Completed artworks including sets or assemblages, may NOT exceed 1500 x 1500 X 1000 mm. Work must not weigh more than 60 kg.
- A selection team made up of art and craft professionals will adjudicate the digital submissions and visit each of the venues to select top craft for the final exhibition. The selectors’ decision is final.
PREPARATION OF CRAFT PRODUCTS FOR THE EXHIBITION:
- All entries must be ready for the exhibition. Two-dimensional works must be fitted with either brackets or cord for hanging. All entries must be accompanied by clear installation instructions. The competition organizers cannot be held liable for incorrect or unclear information supplied by the crafter.
- The staff of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are fully responsible for the layout, installation and dismantling of the exhibition. However, crafters who supply special equipment may be required to assist in the installation of this equipment. The competition organizers reserve the right to reject selected work that is not completed on arrival.
RISK & INSURANCE:
- The submitted items will be insured while in transit and while in an exhibition at the Art Museum. Insurance details are available on request.
COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS:
- At the closure of the exhibition, unsold craft works will be returned to the selected venues where it originated from. At these venues, the craftwork will only be released to the crafter in person or to the crafters nominated representative. Crafters may be required to provide proof of Identity. Representatives must provide proof of identity and a written nomination before works will be released. Unsold work must be collected by 17 July 2020. Work not collected will be removed and disposed of at the discretion of the staff employed at each of the selected venues.
PLEASE NOTE NO work may be removed for the duration of the exhibition.
SALE OF ARTWORKS:
- A commission of 20% will be added to the selling price. The competition organizers will not be held responsible for incorrect pricing.
- The competition organizers reserve the right to reproduce selected works in digital/ paper publications without compensation to the artist.
- SELECTION OF WORK: 24 to 15 March 2020
- OPENING FUNCTION: 20 March 2020
- CLOSING DATE: 13 June 2020
COLLECTION OF UNSOLD WORKS
- 17 July 2020
- The top four crafters will receive prize money of R 20 000 each.
- Top ten crafters will be promoted in a mini catalogue.