Bob Marley statue for Zimbabwe?

HARARE – After months of negotiations with the late global reggae icon’s representatives, Martin Chemhere, a South Africa-based Zimbabwean arts and media consultant says he has finally been given a go ahead to organise the creation and installation of Bob Marley’s statue in Zimbabwe. He says he received the message of confirmation via email on January…

Hifa 2018 preparations on course

The 2018 Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa)  will run from May 1 to 6, at the Harare Gardens under the theme, We Count. Addressing journalists at a press conference held Monday Hifa executive director Maria Wilson said the theme is meant to celebrate their achievements in the country since its inception. “We count’…

National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) nominees announced

THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) yesterday announced the list of nominees for the for the 17th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) edition set to be held on February 17 at Reps Theatre. Below is the full list of nominees. SPOKEN WORD AWARDS Outstanding Poet Tinashe Tafirenyika Shingirai Manyengavana Mercy Dhliwayo Special Mention Takesure…

Zimbabwea Sculptors celebrate Art through the 2017 BROCK Awards

BY SIMBARASHE RUSSEL SIYAKURIMA Great exuberance and zeal was kindled amongst Zimbabwean sculptors nation-wide by the ‘2017 BROCK AWARD’ hosted by Artistic Africa in conjunction with and at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre from the 8th to the 15th of December 2017. For the very first time, such an auspicious occasion was hosted in Zimbabwe, rallying behind the theme,…

Open Invitation to the meeting with the Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre – 16th January

The Ministry of Sport, Arts and Recreation and the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is cordially inviting Artists, Arts Organizations and Associations and Arts Promoters to attend the Minister Meet the Artists Forum to be held at Chitungwiza Arts Centre in Chitungwiza. The Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation Honourable Kazembe Kazembe is on…

19th century pictures of British colonisation of Zimbabwe.

Fascinating photos have been released showing military life in Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, at the end of the 19th century. The pictures taken by photographer W. Rausch,were taken between 1896 and 1900 when Cecil Rhodes was establishing British control in Zimbabwe during the ‘Scramble for Africa when European nations were vying for control of the continent and…

A Groundbreaking Congress in Zimbabwe

The International Congress for African Culture (ICAC) brought scores of international art practitioners and scholars to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1962 to discuss the global influence of art from Africa. Despite taking place in a still colonized territory, the event went on to change the course of the arts on the African continent. However,…

Poetry

In an effort to promote the written word we shall be featuring regular poetry contributions. If you are a poet and would like to be featured do get in touch with us on our contacts page. To our audience please tell us what you think of the poems in our comments sections. Happy reading folks…

Swedish embassy donates $1.35m to the Zimbabwe arts sector

The government of Sweden through its embassy in Zimbabwe has pledged to donate $1.35m via the Culture Fund. The Culture Fund is a local NGO that promotes the development of the arts. Its mandate is also to reduce gender violence, combat child marriage and promote environmental awareness. The Scandinavian nation entered into agreement with the…

Sotheby’s Inaugural Modern and Contemporary African Art Sale Falls Just Shy of £2.8 Million Low Estimate

  Sotheby’s first-ever Modern and Contemporary African Art sale took place in London this year in May 2017, totaling £2,794,750 (about $3,600,000)—just shy of the low estimate of £2,800,000. Of 116 lots, 79 sold (while one was withdrawn before the sale). Despite a slight overall miss, a number of works sold within, or greatly surpassed, their estimates. Plus,…

Nyaude Exposes Social Ills Through Art

Talented visual artist Gresham Nyaude said he is ready to excel and change the face of the local arts industry through his works. The 29-year-old artist said he draws his inspiration from day to day activities that take place in Mbare where he resides and surrounding areas. “I am a person who grew up in…

Zimbabwe Arts Festival: Artists turn rubbish into beauty

This year Zimbabwe hosted the Harare International Festival of the Arts. In a country dealing with cash shortages, power cuts and high unemployment, artists have been striving to reveal a beauty in the environment around them. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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