Zimbabwe pledges 2000ha to AU for the Wakanda One village Concept

By Sydney Kawadza The Zimbabwe government has pledged 2000ha to the African Union for the Wakanda One village to be shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia as part of joint development efforts across Southern Africa. Wakanda One village is a concept that seeks to rope in Africans living in the Diaspora in spearheading development at identified…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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