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Guruve promotes the very best in contemporary African art, with the most extensive collection of authentic original African art and sculpture in our online gallery with full artist biographies.

Guruve are specialists and experts in contemporary stone sculpture from the Shona sculpture art movement of Zimbabwe; we also promote both world-famous and talented young artists from elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa who work in a wide range of media.

We believe in doing business the right way. We have an extremely ethical business policy. We treat artists with the respect they deserve, building long-term relationships based on friendship and trust. We have given over £19,200 in donations and gifts to individual artists and to group associations and charities. Why not challenge other dealers to see if they can PROVE they do the same?

Guruve display of Shona stone garden sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Guruve's display at Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 was awarded a Merit

Exhibition now on - 14 to 22 June - catalogue available online

Following a very successful RHS Chelsea Flower Show, our busy summer season of events and exhibitions continues with the opening of our annual exhibition on Saturday 14th June (and continues through to Sunday 22nd) and then on to Hampton Court And Hyde Hall Flower Shows. Hope to see you there, and if you're far away then check out the online gallery.

details from three new sculptures for 2014

New 2014 collection of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe now available

Our new collection of wonderful works from Zimbabwe's finest contemporary sculptors is now on the web gallery. Particular highlights include:

We have a lovely selection of new paintings by Charles Nkomo as well.

If you would like to buy or view any artworks, please email us or call us on (+44) 7956 897978.

part of The Celebration by Charles Nkomo

New artworks on the Guruve Gallery from private collectors

Guruve are delighted to announce new additions to our 'collectors' gallery including:

Guruve is increasingly becoming a hub for the secondary market in
Shona sculpture by the most famous names in the art movement, so do keep checking our web gallery for new pieces being sold on behalf of private collectors or contact us if you have a piece you wish to sell.


National recognition for Guruve's artists at NAMA yet again!

Rufaro Murenza was selected as one of the three finalists for the 3D visual arts category of Zimbabwe's prestigious National Arts Merit Awards 2014, although sadly he wasn't chosen as overall winner. Well done Rufaro!

Previous winners promoted by Guruve: Boet Nyariri in 2012 and 2010 and Onias Mupumha in 2008.


Frank McEwen bequest now online

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online. The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we're sure our collectors will find them fascinating.

Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery in Salisbury, Rhodesia (1957-1973). He encouraged local artists and brought their work to a worldwide audience, with ground-breaking exhibitions at Musée Rodin and the ICA amongst others. He retired in 1973, due to ill-health caused by continued resistance to his work from his white peers.


Chapungu goes into liquidation

In a very sad day for the Zimbabwean sculpture movement, the Daily News announced on 5 Nov 2012 that Chapungu, Harare's foremost gallery of Shona sculpture, has gone into liquidation.

This famous gallery, a well-known tourist destination and organiser of many prestigious international exhibitions, has been struggling financially for many years and even the return of its owner, Roy Guthrie, from the USA has not been enough to turn things around.

This leaves Harare without a single major gallery specialising in indigenous stone sculpture. The art movement needs a visionary promoter; otherwise the risk is of a terminal decline.

Read the full article here.


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Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Peter Gwisa: Lean On Me

Title: Lean On Me by African artist Peter Gwisa