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…

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…

A History of Soo Piercy Artist – Adventurer – Collector

They say ones ancestors pave the way, whether by genes or tradition, Soo’s heritage was conceived of an old relative Robert Seymour, illustrator to Charles Dickens and his Pick Wick Papers. Soo was born in Zimbabwe. She painted instinctively from an early age, her parents encouraging her natural talent. A degree from Cape Town University…

Zimbabwe’s incomplete PayPal experience adds to cash crisis frustrations

PayPal, the American online money transfer, is undoubtedly a global online transactions giant. According to its own account, it has 179 million accounts drawn from 190 markets. In 2014 it gave Zimbabweans a glimmer of hope by lifting what, by all definitions, was an embargo on Zimbabwe by starting to allow accounts with Zimbabwean cards and…

National Art Gallery Exhibition of Zimbabwe: Lost and Found

By Lindsay Chiswe The National Gallery of Zimbabwe held its first exhibition of the year on the 22nd February 2018 at its premises running under the theme- Lost and Found, “Resilience, Uncertainty, Expectations, Excitement and Hope”. The exhibition sought to reaffirm the position of the artists as the primary storyteller, using different media and it…

RBZ unveils $15m Tourism Support Facility

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has unveiled a $15 million Tourism Support Facility aimed at capacitating small players to effectively participate in the development of the sector and contribute towards improving the country’s economy. Addressing tourism stakeholders in Harare recently, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira said the facility would go a long…

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…

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,…

An 18-carat gold toilet: Italian artist’s take on ‘America’ attracts crowds at New York museum

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Art lovers have two more weeks to sit and ponder the meaning of “America”, the name given to an 18-carat gold toilet that has been on display at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for nearly a year. During that time, more than 100,000 people have paid a visit to Italian…

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