Bulawayo Art & Craft Fair 2017

Bulawayo Art & Craft Fair 2017
past over 1 year ago

Fri, Apr 21 8:00AM - Sun, Apr 23 6:00PM

National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo 75 Joshua M N Nkomo (Main Street)/ L. Takawira Avenue Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Event Details

The BACF focuses on contemporary artists from Bulawayo and the rest of the country. The fair is a very important week for art and culture professionals to meet and participate on various platforms like exhibitions, presentations and workshops pursuing and interrogating the current state of art and curatorial practice in Bulawayo. National Gallery enjoys its mandate and has shaped the curatorial practice in Zimbabwe that has enabled new players to occupy the creative spaces, spearheading the visibility of Zimbabwean art locally and across the globe and returning back home to adapt, improve, transform and implement home grown solutions to our creative work.

We transforming the traditional model of the ‘Craft Fair’ to a curated event presenting emerging artists, craft makers and designers an opportunity to benefit from this prestigious creative space at a professional level. THE FAIR reassures a solid base of direct interactions with local and ZITF visiting international buyers in a friendly environment.

BACF 2017

Special features of the Fair will include a series of open studios, as well as a Conversation. A Khula Udweba Kids Art attack workshop will also be running for 3 days.

In 2017 we are still testing the waters; we welcome local galleries art and craft shops to participate with a particular bias Zimbabwean contemporary art work.

The Craft FAIR will be held at Douslin House (Home of the National Gallery) from April 21 -23 April 2017. The official exhibition opening will be done on 22 April 2017

BULAWAYO ART AND CRAFT FAIR 2017 will be accepting applications in the following

(including but not limited to):

VISUAL ART: including painters, sculptors, photographers and print makers can participate both independently and through their galleries.
PERFOMANCE ART: there will be evening performances on 22 April in the courtyard of local performance art
CRAFT FAIR @ THE BALCONY: Pop-up show will present 30 stalls of craft from around the region, from Basketry, books and wire art wooden and stone carving, jewellery and wide range of cultural artefacts.


You send in your application for a gallery space or a 3 x 2m stall, (See floorplan) and we let you know whether your application is successful or not
If application is successful you make your own travel and accommodation arrangements for you to attend BULAWAYO ART AND CRAFT FAIR.
If you cannot be in Bulawayo yourself, the Gallery will hang the work on your behalf and we will have attendants to liaise with clients and the Sabona sales shop will confirm sales a 25% administration fee will be levied on all sales by absent exhibitors, a M.O.U will be sent to you on confirmation of acceptance of your application.
Applications and submissions for participation at the BULAWAYO ART AND CRAFT FAIR 2016 are about to close!

An application form will be issued to successful applicants you can email: c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw or sabona@mweb.co.zw , to enquire about the application guidelines