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…

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…

Art a reflection of life: Doreen Sibanda

When a thirst for excellence conquers the heart of a virtuous woman, it drives her to leap over obstacles, break barriers, surpass expectations and be a pinnacle of inspiration to many. For decades, renowned artist, author, curator and prolific arts administrator Doreen Sibanda has persistently demonstrated a passion for progress, with her diligence cumulatively vindicating…

ENJOY YOUR PET FOREVER! – Preserve the image of your dog, cat or other precious animal in an original stone sculpture

AMERICANS love their pets and consider them “part of the family.” In fact, 67% of all U.S. households include a dog or cat. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation says that means we care for 43 million pet dogs and 36 million pet cats. In fact, most Americans treat their furry four-legged “children” as well as…

Zimbabwe-India ICT conference – Major boost for Zim’s ICT sector

India has expressed interest in partnering Zimbabwe in the growth of information communication technologies (ICT). The call was made at the Zimbabwe-India ICT Conference held in the capital under the theme, “Zimbabwe – India Bridging the Digital Divide” where a business delegation from the Indian ICT sector met with local players. The Confederation of Indian…

Croisi Europe African Dream luxury boat launched in Kariba, Zimbabwe

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has inaugurated the French-owned and Zimbabwe assembled luxury boat, the African Dream, built at a cost of $2,5 million dollars. The luxury cruise boat, inaugurated in Kariba, is the first to be assembled in Africa on behalf of the Schimitter family, which owns 54 other boats across the world.…

Hivos Call for Proposals: Creative Audio-Visual Online Expression in 21st Century Southern Africa

Region: Hivos Southern Africa Office: Harare, Zimbabwe; Lusaka, Zambia or Lilongwe, Malawi Hours: Apply before: September 19, 2018 Hivos Southern Africa is seeking proposals from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of creative content makers in the audio-visual sectors.  These proposals are geared to support the production of more independently creative audio visual artistic content.…

Contribution of art to travel, tourism and the Zimbabwe economy

BY SIMBARASHE RUSSELL SIYAKURIMA To argue the contribution of art in travel and tourism, one has to understand the two factors in question. Art and Tourism. In very simplistic terminology, Travel and Tourism has to do with the sightseeing, exporting the scenic national natural beauty, promoting international understanding through popular cultural exchange programs, etc. The…

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…

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