10 December 2018

Opportunity Description

The Robert Sobukwe Trust is completing the construction of the Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre in Sobukwe’s birthplace, uMasizakhe, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape. Its purpose –

  • Commemorate and provide public access to Sobukwe’s ideals, his thoughts, life and times and those of the communities he lived in.
  • Provide a provocative, inspirational destination for local, national and international visitors.
  • Provides a platform for youth to act as caretakers of the cultural and natural environment and as creators of their own futures.
  • And, in the spirit of Sobukwe, provides the community with a resource that builds community pride and inspires the quest for knowledge and life-long intellectual curiosity.

The Sobukwe Trust invites artists and curators to submit design concepts that commemorate Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe’s legacy. The call is for a mixed media visual arts re-representation and reimaging of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe’s legacy.

The design concepts should consider the following:

  • The depth, breadth, and complexity of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe’s imprint on the South African National Liberation struggle.
  • Conversations, debates and reflections on contemporary economic, political, social, and cultural development – shedding light on what South Africa and Africa has been and still has the potential to be.
  • The diverse archive of Sobukwe and his contemporaries, traversing the intersection of family, nation, the continent and the world.

The exhibits will be installed in multi-functional spaces and the design concepts should take this factor into consideration.

How to Apply

For submission, enquires and should you wish to make a site visit please mail robertsobukwetrust@gmail.com

The Sobukwe Trust’s selection of qualifying/suitable proposals shall be at the Trust’s sole discretion and shall be final.