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Craft Matters

A Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Initiative

The Eastern Cape is home to many skilled artists and crafters. The diversity of products range from traditional items of Xhosa heritage to contemporary ceramics, clothing, beadwork, homeware and much more.

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted our Eastern Cape crafters. “Craft Matters” is intended to revitalize the craft sector as a core part of sustaining livelihoods and rebuilding social cohesion in the province.

The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture is setting up a pop-up shops in Gqeberha and Makhanda to support this valuable area. The initiative aims to provide crafters from around the province with a marketing platform to showcase their beautiful and authentic hand-made products.

Pop-Up Shop in Gqeberha

Venue: Bay West Mall (shop UG54)

Duration: 1 – 18 July 2021

Open daily from Mondays to Saturday 09h00 – 19h00 and Sundays 09h00 – 17h00

Take a tour of the Pop-Up shop in Baywest Mall and the exhibition on display at the Anne Bryant Gallery in Gqberha

BAYWEST MALL POP-UP SHOP VIDEO TOUR

ANN BRYANT GALLERY VIDEO TOUR

LWANDO MJO

YANELA JIJA

THEMBILE NGESI

 SAL PRICE

SHARON OFFORD

THANGO BOBO

MZI MAKALIMA

BRYNE NEWVELDT

KATHRYN FOX

DR MITRA

BERNADETTE TAYLOR

AKHONA MBANGE