Bob Marley statue for Zimbabwe?

HARARE – After months of negotiations with the late global reggae icon’s representatives, Martin Chemhere, a South Africa-based Zimbabwean arts and media consultant says he has finally been given a go ahead to organise the creation and installation of Bob Marley’s statue in Zimbabwe. He says he received the message of confirmation via email on January…

Hifa 2018 preparations on course

The 2018 Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa)  will run from May 1 to 6, at the Harare Gardens under the theme, We Count. Addressing journalists at a press conference held Monday Hifa executive director Maria Wilson said the theme is meant to celebrate their achievements in the country since its inception. “We count’…

National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) nominees announced

THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) yesterday announced the list of nominees for the for the 17th National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) edition set to be held on February 17 at Reps Theatre. Below is the full list of nominees. SPOKEN WORD AWARDS Outstanding Poet Tinashe Tafirenyika Shingirai Manyengavana Mercy Dhliwayo Special Mention Takesure…

19th century pictures of British colonisation of Zimbabwe.

Fascinating photos have been released showing military life in Rhodesia now Zimbabwe, at the end of the 19th century. The pictures taken by photographer W. Rausch,were taken between 1896 and 1900 when Cecil Rhodes was establishing British control in Zimbabwe during the ‘Scramble for Africa when European nations were vying for control of the continent and…

A Groundbreaking Congress in Zimbabwe

The International Congress for African Culture (ICAC) brought scores of international art practitioners and scholars to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1962 to discuss the global influence of art from Africa. Despite taking place in a still colonized territory, the event went on to change the course of the arts on the African continent. However,…

Poetry

In an effort to promote the written word we shall be featuring regular poetry contributions. If you are a poet and would like to be featured do get in touch with us on our contacts page. To our audience please tell us what you think of the poems in our comments sections. Happy reading folks…

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,…

National Gallery commemorates 60th anniversary

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) on Friday last week launched The Perfect Coffee Table Book to mark the institution’s 60th anniversary. The book was meant to shed light on artworks by Zimbabwean artists and to serve as a source of key pointers on artistic careers and practices. NGZ conservation and collections manager, Lillian Chaonwa, said…

Between Detroit And Zimbabwe: Reflections On Cultural Exchange

“Travel abroad opportunities offer students ‘the bigger picture’; they instill global consciousness,” said Chido Johnson, Fine Arts professor and section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative Studies. “This is something that can’t be learned sitting inside a classroom; it must be experienced.” In summer 2016, nine students from CCS travelled to Africa to…

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