Budding writers cry foul over economic crisis, isolation

LOCAL budding writers have blamed the economic crisis in the country and the shrinking book market, combined with Zimbabwe’s international isolation for the compromised quality of work on the market. Speaking at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF), the new generation of writers said the state of the economy is forcing them to split…

Pamuzinda doing wonders in Europe

MARIMBA outfit, Pamuzinda Traditional Music Ensemble from Highfield in Harare, is doing wonders during their European tour, which kicked off in May with the 14th edition of the Afrika Festival in Birkenried, Germany. The tour is an annual European jamboree, which the group has embarked on since 1998. The eight-member group comprising four members based in…

National Gallery commemorates 60th anniversary

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) on Friday last week launched The Perfect Coffee Table Book to mark the institution’s 60th anniversary. The book was meant to shed light on artworks by Zimbabwean artists and to serve as a source of key pointers on artistic careers and practices. NGZ conservation and collections manager, Lillian Chaonwa, said…

Between Detroit And Zimbabwe: Reflections On Cultural Exchange

“Travel abroad opportunities offer students ‘the bigger picture’; they instill global consciousness,” said Chido Johnson, Fine Arts professor and section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative Studies. “This is something that can’t be learned sitting inside a classroom; it must be experienced.” In summer 2016, nine students from CCS travelled to Africa to…

Dominic Benhura Honours President Kaunda With Sculpture

Renowned sculptor Dominic Benhura recently presented former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda with a stone sculpture in honour of his 93rd birthday. The founding father of the Republic of Zambia turned 93 on April 28 and was given the sculpture of a hand holding a white handkerchief, his trademark symbol for peace. Benhura combined black spring-stone…

Gallery Delta to host young artists’ exhibition

HARARE – Gallery Delta will host an exhibition of paintings, graphics and three-dimensional object sculptures by young and promising artists on Wednesday. The exhibition dubbed — Link III: Different Viewpoints Exhibition — will showcase works by Epheas Maposa, Kresiah Mkwazhi, Option Nyahunzvi, Evans Tinashe and Johnson Zuze whose masterpiece “The Dog and the Bone” landed…

Gallery to host ‘Zimbabwe in Design’ exhibition

At the Gallery The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is set to host the Zimbabwe -In design exhibition for the fourth time in a row. The exhibition which will officially open on the fourth of May focuses on six types of local design that are fashion, hair, architecture, material culture, graphic design (which includes vexillology) and…

National Gallery of Zimbabwe marks 60 years of art

At the Gallery Officially opened in July 1957 the National Gallery of Zimbabwe quickly became a force to be reckoned with as it was renowned for being the best Gallery building in the world. The opening was broadcast by the BBC and a total of 181 press reports on the Gallery appeared in local and…

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