New Products online – October Special Promotion

Please visit our online store to view new products this October. Prices are discounted to promote International art trade this year due to low tourist arrival in the country. Wholesale Facility Featured Random Products Walking Elephant Dancers (True Lovers) An Angel visited me in my dreams (2 piece sculpture) Mukombe neHari (Gourd and Clay Drinking…

Zimbabwean Sculpture shines at Atlanta Airport, enjoys up to 22 million views per year

You may already know that Atlanta is home to DSTV’s popular news network CNN or that Atlanta is where Coca Cola the maker of your addictive fizzy drink is run from. But did you know that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL) in Atlanta, the United States, is not only the busiest airport in the world…

Lack of funding crippling artists in Zimbabwe

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO YOUTH, Arts, Sport and Recreation deputy minister Yeukai Simbanegavi has admitted  that the Arts Development Fund was moribund and needed to be revamped to extend a lifeline to artists from different disciplines to bankroll their projects. Artists, who included award-winning filmmaker Melgin Tafirenyika, actor Albert Charichafa Brown, former PPC Imaginarium award winner…

New and Original Stone Sculptures by Blessing Mutorozo and Personal Zenda available online

As AVAC Arts we try to support the efforts by upcoming younger artists. Please visit our online store to view new works uploaded by Personal Zenda and Blessing Mutorozo. Featured Publications: Wholesale Facility Featured Artworks: Lullaby Together we can stand Raging Fire Play with me Happy Spirit Nesting Birds (Family)    

New Stone Sculptures available online

Please visit our website to view new works available from our online store. Featured artists include Edson Kangadza, Witness Bonjisi, Donald Chapenga, Tawanda Kapusi and John Monera. We hope you will enjoy the collection and we greatly would appreciate gettting feedback from you. Here is wish you a great week!!!! Featured Stone Sculptures: Naturally beautiful…

Cultural Trust to launch Cultural Expo

BY DUDUZILE NDLUKULWANI MATABELELAND Cultural Awards Trust will this year host an inaugural two-day cultural expo themed Umthwentwe from May 25 to 26 in Bulawayo in a bid to revive and safeguard the region’s cultural traits. In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style, the trust’s chief executive officer Philani Ncube said they were inviting…

Festival set to bring spark to showbiz

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO A NEW international festival of dance, Mafuwe, is set to light up the showbiz scene from August 16 to 18 in Harare, at a time a lot of festivals are folding due to the economic meltdown. The festival, to be held under the theme Invisible Boundaries, is the brain child of Germany-based…

NGZ calls for women exhibition entries

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) is inviting artworks from local female artists and those in the diaspora for this year’s women’s exhibition titled Balance for Better: Redesigning the Woman’s Space, running from March 22 to May 20 in Harare. In a statement, NGZ deputy director and chief curator Raphael Chikukwa said…

The other side of Oliver Mtukudzi

By Robert Mukondiwa There is an Oliver Mtukudzi. He was in the media and was celebrated immensely when he passed on last week in all forms of mass communication. He read like a saint. In other insinuations he read like a sinner. One would wonder who was Oliver Mtukudzi really. Yet Tuku would be interpreted…

Tashinga Majiri – At Work Exhibition

After an intensive six days of training at the National Gallery of Zimbawe participants were encouraged to interrogate their dreams. Tashinga Majiri created a hatching egg which he believes is a metaphor for his dream to become a decent artist. According to Tashinga birth is a bloody and painful yet rewarding process and he feels…

Wellington Chingondi – Insights on Zimbabwe visual art scene

Born in Mhondoro in 1977, Wellington Chingondi started sculpting in 1996 at the famous Tengenenge arts community founded by Tom Blomefield in Guruve. Inspired by the master sculptor Bernard Matemera whom he has very fond memories of,Wellington was taught sculpting by his brother in law Takawira Chikwanyanga Wellington believes sculpting is about subtraction because you…

Artists Gear Up For 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards

The annual PPC Imaginarium Awards is gearing up for its 2019 edition in Zimbabwe. Online registrations that opened in July 2018 were closed 30 November 2018 and all is set for the next phase of the competition that is open to entrants in the creative arts. This prestigious competition challenges artists to test their skills…

Zimbabwe pledges 2000ha to AU for the Wakanda One village Concept

By Sydney Kawadza The Zimbabwe government has pledged 2000ha to the African Union for the Wakanda One village to be shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia as part of joint development efforts across Southern Africa. Wakanda One village is a concept that seeks to rope in Africans living in the Diaspora in spearheading development at identified…

Art has potential to raise foreign currency for Zimbabwe: Victor Mutongwizo

We went out to the Canon Paterson Crafts Centre in Mbare and caught up with Victor Mutongwizo a Shona Sculptor who has been working there since 1977. The seasoned artist is a founding member and former chairperson of the centre.   Mike Tyson, Miles Davies and Danny Glover own pieces by Victor Mutongwizo   Victor…

Collector Sculptures added to our online collection

We have been collecting and keeping a private stock of over 200 sculptures dating back as far as year 2005. We have finally decided to release the collection and sale it online Please visit our online store to view some of the artworks we have uploaded today. Visit collection Featured Links: Wholesale Facility ENJOY YOUR…

‘Blood Relatives’ comes to National Gallery of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition returns this year, featuring new artworks from emerging, mature and reputable artists within the borders of Zimbabwe and the Diaspora. The theme for this year’s Annual is Blood Relatives. The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition has over the past provided curatorial-based themes in a bid to stimulate the best reinterpretation through…