Museum kicks off competition for creatives
06 December 2020 | Art and Entertainment
The Swakopmund Museum Creative Competition, which is jointly hosted by the Scientific Society Swakopmund and the Arts Association Swakopmund, has begun.
There are four categories in the competition for the 5 to 11; 13 to 18 and 19 to 99 age groups for groups consisting of a maximum of five people.
Artistic creations that can be entered are drawings; painting (not sketches); collages; mixed media; 3D objects (including sculptures); short stories and poems.
Residents were encouraged to take part by the museum’s assistant curator, Nadine Phiri. “The museum is a place of inspiration and the organisers felt that they wanted to present something that would take people’s mind off all the events of a difficult 2020. This is the perfect opportunity to come and experience the Swakopmund Museum from a different perspective,” she said.
She added that the museum has wanted to collaborate with the Arts Association Swakopmund for some time and just needed the right project. “When we came up with the idea of the Creative Competition, we knew we had the perfect opportunity. We knew we needed their valuable insights and knowledge of arts. We are appreciative that they jumped at the idea with so much enthusiasm and engagement,” she said.
Phiri added that she hopes the event attracts participants who don’t usually visit the museum, especially artists, for them to gain inspiration for their work.
“It will be interesting to see how objects in the museum inspire and are seen from another perspective. It will also be an opportunity for both the public and museum staff to see the museum in a different setting and light,” she said.
The Swakopmund Museum hosts a competition every year around Christmas in a bid to ensure that residents end the year on a high note and to offer them interesting activities in this time.
The prizes are a surprise and participants will have to wait until the prize giving on 29 December to find out what was won.
The due date for handing in submissions at the Swakopmund Museum is 23 December at 15:00.