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Numb City Productions

Exhibition interrogates epistemology & existence

IT IS A wonderful sight to have young and emergent local artists exhibit and see the hard work put in to the creative process. The initiative and bravery taken by these local artists is a glimpse of the potential Nelson Mandela Bay artists have.

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Woman in Waiting – unchained through her “walk to freedom.”

THEMBIKILE Mtshali Jones is no stranger to the stage. Her award winning production, Woman in Waiting of international acclaim, graced the stage at the Athenaeum on July 7 as part of the Second Season of Solo Theatre, hosted in collaboration between the National Arts Festival, Mandela Bay Development Agency, the Athenaeum and Numb City Productions.

The Second Season of Solo Theatre presented performances by artists experienced in creating work that is intimate and powerful and with which South Africans can embrace and celebrate their right to individual expression.

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Iconic poster project celebrates many faces of Madiba

IN THE beginning, a room full of posters seemed like an awkward format for an exhibition – one which might not immediately connect with the observer’s sense of their depth and meaning – at face value that is.

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Review: Dynamic exhibition has Bay contemplating – and eating – Central

THE Athenaeum, Numb City Productions and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) School of Music, Art and Design presented The Trinity Session’s survey exhibition and public space intervention in Port Elizabeth, Central and Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival last week which featured a segment on the diaspora food experience in suburb of Central.

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Young, new team to guide the Athenaeum into the future

NUMB City Productions, operators of the Athenaeum Complex, have appointed a new, dynamic team to manage and transform the building into a creative hub servicing the emerging creative sector in Nelson Mandela Bay. 

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Numb City seeks visual arts intern for Athenaeum

Looking for you! Numb City Project/Productions, enabled by Africalia of Belgium and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), invites applications for a 12 month internship position, starting 1 April 2014.

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