Decline in tourism affecting sculptors: Chamunorwa Manyore

The Canon Paterson Craft Center in Mbare is an artists cooperative established in 1973. Currently, it has a membership of fifty artists who work from there. According to sculptor Chamunorwa Manyore who is also the secretary for the center, the major problem facing the art collective is marketing. Manyore bemoans the dwindling number of tourists coming into…

Lawrence Arufaneti – Insights on Zimbabwe visual art scene

Lawrence Arufaneti a sculptor working from the Canon Paterson Craft Centre in Mbare believes the quality of sculpture currently being produced in Zimbabwe is much better than it was back in the past. According to him the first generation sculptors used to do very simple pieces of sculpture unlike the new generation of contemporary sculptors…

Doreen Sibanda shares insights on the Zimbabwe visual art scene.

We passed through the National Gallery for the official opening of the exhibition “AtWork”. Mrs Doreen Sibanda, Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, shared some insights on the current state of the Zimbabwean visual art scene. Doreen believes that despite the difficulties Zimbabwe has been going through over the past few years, the…

If you want to be in art business, come to Zimbabwe: Tafunga Bonjisi

We caught up with sculptor Tafunga Bonjisi who having spent the last ten years in South Africa is back in Zimbabwe “for good” and promises fireworks on the visual art scene. Inspired by his late brother Lameck Bonjisi and Nicholas Mukomberanwa,Tafunga shares some insights on the state of the Zimbabwe stone sculpture. According to Tafunga,”If…

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…

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