Legends of sculpture still standing

By Timothy Akuda The internationally recognised sculpture movement has to date lost 90 percent of its founding members. The movement which was started in the 1960s still stands strong and shows no signs of dying. To date we have lost crucial members like Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Bernard Matemera, Crispen Chakanyuka, Claud Nyanhongo, Fanizani Akuda, Albert Nathan…

To Our Fallen Heroes

In Zimbabwe, the month of August is a month when we remember our fallen heroes.  We remember and celebrate the lives of our dead loved ones;    some Zimbabweans even practice rituals and ceremonies to honour their gone heroes. In Stone Sculpture we rememember and celebrate the lives of our heroes, such as Fanizani Akuda, Henry…

Chitungwiza, the Home of Arts

Located about 25km south of Harare, Chitungwiza is Zimbabwe’s largest urban high density suburb and is estimated to have a population of 1 Million people. Because of the lack of a vibrant formal industry in Chitungwiza and the general lack of formal employment in Zimbabwe, many residents resorted to careers in visual and performing arts.…

Retracing sculpture origins in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s stone carving is as ancient as rock paintings of the San people who were hunters and gatherers living in caves or under cliffs. They migrated extensively in family groups throughout the Kalahari desert and the surrounding areas living thousands of rock paintings depicting animals and hunting scenes. They created effective stone weapons for big game…