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Welcome to Guruve! We promote contemporary African art, specialising in Shona sculpture. Our online Gallery is full of wonderful artworks, guaranteed to be original and genuine, and our commitment to ethical business practices ensures you can buy with confidence from the world experts.


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

Guruve are specialists and experts in contemporary stone sculpture from the Shona sculpture art movement of Zimbabwe. Our web gallery is the international hub for the secondary market in works by the most famous names of this art movement, and we specialise in discovering and nurturing new talented artists from younger generations.

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 believe in trade not aid, giving artists not only financial help but also motivation and self-belief.

We have given over £30,000 in donations and gifts directly to individual artists and to group associations and charities in Africa, plus raising over £20,000 for various charities. Why not challenge other dealers to see if they can PROVE they do the same?

Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show
Guruve's display of Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (photo courtesy of David Bartholomew)

2018 Chelsea Flower Show – Guruve’s beautiful display at prestigious garden show

21 May 2018

Guruve exhibit Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower show This is Guruve’s 14th consecutive year exhibiting superb quality contemporary Shona sculpture at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Artists on display include: a stunning garden sculpture centrepiece by Peter Gwisa brand new works by perennial favourite Tonderai Sowa new star artist Willard Bopoto whose pieces are […]

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Sylvester Mubayi with one of his sculptures

Sylvester Mubayi at Venice Biennale 2017

19 Mar 2018

We are delighted that senior sculptor Sylvester Mubayi was chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Sylvester was one of four artists whose work filled the Zimbabwe Pavilion. Logistical and financial support came from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Sylvester Mubayi is the most famous living artist from the so-called ‘first-generation’ of Zimbabwe’s ‘Shona sculpture’ […]

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

02 Dec 2017

We are delighted that Rufaro Murenza was selected as a finalist in Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rufaro has been shortlisted for the 3D visual arts category of NAMA. A huge well done, Rufaro, and our commiserations on the controversial decision on the night!

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portrait photo of Moses Masaya

Moses Masaya

Sculptor

Although not the most famous name amongst the lucky Zimbabwean sculptors who first gained international recognition as the ‘first-generation’, Moses Masaya’s tremendously stylised work is instantly recognisable and much respected.

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Guruve tradestand display from Hampton Court FS

Hampton Court Flower Show, Jul 3-8

Join us at the lovely Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, where show gardens and superb trade stands have the wonderful setting of a royal palace and deer park! This will be Guruve’s 14th year at Hampton Court.

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