UK: Zimbabwean artwork on display at Newby Hall

UK: ZIMBABWEAN creativity has found a home in a new exhibition at an historic North Yorkshire hall. Newby Hall, near Ripon, is displaying an extensive collection Zimbabwean Shona sculpture. The collection has been curated by Orlando Compton, whose family owns Newby Hall, together with travelling Zimbabwean sculptors Chenjerai Chiripanyanga, Dudzai Mushawepwere and Matthew Nakhawale who…

Justin Orvis Steimer & Terrence Musekiwa: ‘The Watchers’ (4 Jul 2018 – 28 Jul 2018) UK

The exhibition runs from the 4th of July 2018 and ends on the 28th of July 2018 at 50 Golborne Gallery London, United Kingdom. For this occasion the two artists have resumed the artistic dialogue that they first started in Harare (Zimbabwe) in 2017 for the launch of Catinca Tabaracu Harare. Steimer starts with the…

Zimbabwe’s ‘Mother and Child’ sculptor (Dominic Benhure)

Dominic Benhura is an internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean artist who has made a name for himself with his unique mother and child stone sculptures. His works have been exhibited at galleries across the world and have sold at auction for tens of thousands of dollars. He talked to the BBC at his studio in Harare and…

Zim to host Miss Culture World

Zimbabwe will hog the international limelight as it is set to host the inaugural Miss Culture Worldwide slated for October this year. Tailored as a strategic instrument for destination marketing, Miss Culture Worldwide will be used to promote tourism, cultural diversity and national heritage. Countries that are expected to participate include Russia, Brazil, Portugal, United…

 Zim Dancehall: A story of a generation’s hopes and aspirations.

That Zim Dancehall has captured the hearts and souls of many a Zimbabwean is no secret; naturally the growth of the genre has divided opinion. While some quarters dismiss it with contempt as a passing fad, others applaud and gladly embrace it is as a serious creative force to reckon with. In contemporary Zimbabwe, the…

Mannex and Zimreggastra Take Reggae Uptown

Zimbabwe’s top reggae crooner, Emmanuel Motsi aka Mannex and his Zimreggestra band will be taking his ground breaking act uptown at the PaPosition Bar and Lounge in Avondale this Friday, 22 June, 2018. Mannex, who used to perform with legendary reggae band, Transit Crew, as a lead singer, promised to put up a polished act…

Thomas Mapfumo Backstage Conversations

Being a huge fan of Chimurenga Music, I had told myself on countless occasions that come what may, when Thomas Mapfumo returns from exile I would attend his home coming show without fail. Having a conversation with him was however way out of my wildest imaginations but thanks to his longtime friend Cosmas Zamangwe this…

Call for a comprehensive arts policy in Zimbabwe

By Zandile Zaza Ndlovu Zimbabwe Arts practitioners have made an urgent call for the establishment of a comprehensive arts policy that will guide operations within the sector. A dearth of arts policies that speak to artistes, lack of knowledge on various art forms by local consumers and challenges on building and harnessing audiences locally and…

Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions among most influential 100 books

AWARD-WINNING novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s blockbuster novel Nervous Conditions has been listed among the BBC Culture’s 100 stories that shaped the world in which it was pegged at number 66. Dangarembga yesterday said she was overwhelmed by the development and the congratulatory messages she had received in the wake of the listing. “I’m overwhelmed…

Zimbabwean Artists Exhibit At Dak’Art

The 13th Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak’Art, has returned for its 2018 edition. With an upsurge in valuable content and context from Zimbabwe, this cycle of the Biennale has three artists appearing, namely Kudzanai Chiurai, Admire Kamudzengerere and Dana Whabira. The exhibition features “We Need New Names”, Chiurai’s 2017 showing at the National Gallery…

Zimbabwean Museums Risk Collapse

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) deputy director and chief curator, Raphael Chikukwa has said museums in the country risk collapse due to a raft of factors, including poor management and lack of funding. Chikukwa, who was speaking at a discussion on the future of African museums during the International Museums Day on Friday last week,…

UK-based Zimbabwean women in reality show.

A new online reality show, Zimbabweans With Attitude, Glam & Style (ZWAGS) which premiered on April 14th 2018 in London reflects on the glamorous life of UK-based Zimbabwean stylist and aspiring model Precious “Cookies” Matare and fashion designer Gladys Smith as well as their friends and love interests. The show which was met with rave…

Contribution of art to travel, tourism and the Zimbabwe economy

BY SIMBARASHE RUSSELL SIYAKURIMA To argue the contribution of art in travel and tourism, one has to understand the two factors in question. Art and Tourism. In very simplistic terminology, Travel and Tourism has to do with the sightseeing, exporting the scenic national natural beauty, promoting international understanding through popular cultural exchange programs, etc. The…

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