Orina Ndemera (Chinhoyi University of Technology student) to hold art exhibition

CHINHOYI University of Technology (CUT) student Orina Ndemera is set to hold an art exhibition in Harare next month titled Art-imagination. The three-day exhibition will see 23 year-old Ndemera, who is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Creative Art and Design at CUT, showcasing her ceramic drawings, paintings, photography, fashion designs, graphic…

Bird’s eye view of Zim’s creative industry

Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of Zimbabwe’s renowned authors and filmmakers whose contribution to the development of film and book industry is immense. She has won several awards along the way for some of her films, with her novel, Nervous Conditions, scooping the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa in 1989. Dangarembga speaks to NewsDay (ND) features…

New artworks online

Visit our online store to view new products uploaded. The collection includes works by Liwanika Madamombe, Evans Chinyanya, Edious Nyagweta, Tariro Mashaire, Tawanda Seremwe, Godfrey Matungamidze, Uparty Majengwa, David Mashoko and Bernd Sakarombe. Follow link to view products: https://avacarts.com/product-category/stone-sculptures/

Creative sector asks for command arts fund

STAKEHOLDERS in the local arts sector have pleaded with government to set up a command arts and culture fund to enable the sector to catch up with the rest of world. Speaking during an arts seminar organised by Africa Innovation Trust in partnership with JIVE Zimbabwe in Harare last week, players in the arts industry…

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…

Zimbabwea Sculptors celebrate Art through the 2017 BROCK Awards

BY SIMBARASHE RUSSEL SIYAKURIMA Great exuberance and zeal was kindled amongst Zimbabwean sculptors nation-wide by the ‘2017 BROCK AWARD’ hosted by Artistic Africa in conjunction with and at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre from the 8th to the 15th of December 2017. For the very first time, such an auspicious occasion was hosted in Zimbabwe, rallying behind the theme,…

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…

Nyaude Exposes Social Ills Through Art

Talented visual artist Gresham Nyaude said he is ready to excel and change the face of the local arts industry through his works. The 29-year-old artist said he draws his inspiration from day to day activities that take place in Mbare where he resides and surrounding areas. “I am a person who grew up in…

Budding writers cry foul over economic crisis, isolation

LOCAL budding writers have blamed the economic crisis in the country and the shrinking book market, combined with Zimbabwe’s international isolation for the compromised quality of work on the market. Speaking at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF), the new generation of writers said the state of the economy is forcing them to split…

Pamuzinda doing wonders in Europe

MARIMBA outfit, Pamuzinda Traditional Music Ensemble from Highfield in Harare, is doing wonders during their European tour, which kicked off in May with the 14th edition of the Afrika Festival in Birkenried, Germany. The tour is an annual European jamboree, which the group has embarked on since 1998. The eight-member group comprising four members based in…

Dominic Benhura Honours President Kaunda With Sculpture

Renowned sculptor Dominic Benhura recently presented former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda with a stone sculpture in honour of his 93rd birthday. The founding father of the Republic of Zambia turned 93 on April 28 and was given the sculpture of a hand holding a white handkerchief, his trademark symbol for peace. Benhura combined black spring-stone…

Looking for an investment? African art is hotter than gold

(CNN)Amid strong demand and skyrocketing prices, contemporary African art is increasingly attracting the attention of investors worldwide. While that might irk the purest at heart among some art collectors, it is a testament to the growing interest that African artists have spurred on the international markets.

Artwork of the Week: Telling Secrets By Ndandarika Joseph

This sculpture speaks on true friendship by means of the sub rosa element which its name implies. Although somewhat malevolent, the sculpture is expressive of confidentiality, reliability and trust. The convention of trust is a human necessity that is synonymous with association, affiliation and amicability; virtues that are well definitive of friendship. All things being…

Gallery embarks on artist portfolio review

This June, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe will facilitate a portfolio review exercise for 20 practicing visual artists. The review is meant to augment best practise by expanding the selection of artists for the organization’s exhibitions in future. Aside from this factor the exercise is meant to bring in fresh perspectives. Artists are recommended to…

Now you can find Sculptures for as low as $4.50!!

As the business continues to expand to incorporate more artists and more artworks, we have finally introduced curio sculptures prices ranging as low as $4.50. Curios are reproducible small common artworks which have very high demand and sale faster than bigger more expensive sculptures. Curios are mostly made of soft stone. This is also in…

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