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The Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage in partnership with the Disability Unit hosted the annual art-Able Exhibition on 28 September 2017 at 17H30 in the South Campus Library Buzzroom.

An exhibition by Nelson Mandela University photographer, in colaboration with the Department of arts, culture and heritage and the school of music art and design.  Was hosted at the Birdstreet Arts Gallery on 16 August 2017.

Gender was the main talking point of the opening night gender fluid exhibition hosted by Nelson Mandela University on 10 August 2017 at the NMU Birdstreet Art Gellery.

NMMU Arts, Culture and Heritage Department in conjunction with the NMMU Birdstreet Art Gallery, CANRAD and School of Music, Art & Design hosted Cedric Nunn’s latest photographic exhibition titled Unsettled One Hundred Years War of Resistance by Xhosa against Boer and British. The exhibition was launched on 27 May 2017 and will be on display until 15 June 2017.

2017 Staff Concert

The NMMU Arts, Culture and Heritage Department hosted the annual Staff Concert on 18 May 2017 at the South Campus Auditorium from 13H00 to 14h00. The theme of this year`s staff concert was “The best from the past”.

The Department of Arts and Culture in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted the Between States of Emergency Exhibition at the Birdstreet Art Gallery on 19 April 2017 from 18H00 to 20H00.


BKO Quintet Concert

The BKO Quintet Concert will perform on Sunday, 26 March at 6pm.

The Department of Arts & Culture hosted the annual Campus Life Concert on 24 March 2017 at the South Campus Indoor Sports Centre from 18H00 to 21H30.


Pachamama Project Productions, together with Tarynne Swarts, Mandela Bay Development Agency, Above and Beyond Productions, Afree Cinema, Bay FM107.9 Community Matters, Kingfisher FM Andiswa Madikane, 4 Blind Mice, Ronwynne Marks, KB Ngcozela and Franky B Barends Brings you the first ever Imibala Arts Festival2017.

Graduate Exhibition
The School of Music, Art and Design invites you to the opening of the NMMU Masters Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the bodies of work from the following Masters students.

NMMU Cheerleaders bring back the trophy for a third consecutive win. The team took the championship title for the third year in a row, after giving their all to bring back the gold once more for the 2017 title. They are ecstatic and it has shown them that hard work really does pay off, and that you can achieve anything you set your mind to it.



The South African Cultural Observatory is the Department of Arts & Culture’s new national public research entity.

The Department of Arts & Culture hosted the annual Staff Concert on 23 May 2016 at the South Campus Auditorium from 13H00 to 14h00.

The Department of Arts & Culture in collaboration with the city of PE creatives organized a photographic exhibition at Missionvale Campus titled Diversity through- the Insta–lens.

Mandela Day 67 mins

The Arts and Culture department staff members Michael Barry and Sisanda Hanabe assisted at the Bethelsdorp Old age home in the Northern areas.

Produced by NMMU Department of Arts and Culture and directed by music lecturers Gareth and Ulagh Williams from TwoTone Music.

Drama Production

Drama workshops hosted by Arts and Culture. The series of Drama workshops underway.

The run of poetry workshops began on the 9th of May 2014. These are being hosted with the well renowned Dr Brian Walter, a published poet and author,

Mandela Day 2013

The Arts and Culture Department stand together in unity.

Africa Week 2013

Creating heritage resources to contribute to nation building and cohesion in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

The Arts and Culture Department from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University kick started the Campus life festival with a bang, by hosting their annual student concert at the Vodacom Indoor Sport Centre on the south campus last night (20 February 2013).