Eastern Cape Craft Collection
Company: Eastern Cape Department Of Sport, Recreation Arts & Culture
I feel such a creative force in me, I am convinced that there will be a time when,
let us say, I will make something good every day, on regular basis …. I am
doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make
– Vincent van Gogh.
These are the words that echo behind each crafter when producing their
works.Beautiful things are often achieved through painstaking work,
perseverance, sacrifice and more. The story behind every craft product is
often fascinating; yet also saddening, when one considers the economic
benefit each product has on family members reliant on the crafter’s skills.
The Province of the Eastern Cape again gives a platform to our creative
industry practitioners to showcase the best of the province at the National
Arts Festival. The finest craft has been sourced from urban areas and the
most rural villages in the province to create an all-inclusive array of diverse
products. Visitors to the Craft Exhibition are guaranteed to have access to craft
art that have already made their mark on the global market. Excellent projects
will be sourced to participate in the Provincial Craft Stalls at the Village Green.
Our craft exhibition is supported by a collaboration of
Department of Sport Recreation, Arts and Culture,
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform,
Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council (ECPACC),
Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC),
Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA),
OR Tambo District Municipality and Amathole District Municipality.