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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?

Guruve directors with Zimbabwean sculptors
Tim and Emma with Matthew Zvondai (left) and Manyowa Meda (right) from many years ago!

A thank you from Zimbabwe

13 Mar 2021

We woke up this morning to an unexpected, but very welcome, post to an online group for Zimbabwean sculptors. The author is Taurai Tigere, former chairman of Chitungwiza Arts Centre. Not only does ‘doing business the right way’ form the core principle of Guruve’s business model, but we also know it is hugely important to […]

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Guruve's trade stand at Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show goes virtual for 2020

12 May 2020

The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled this year, like so many other things. The Royal Horticultural Society will be creating a virtual Chelsea Flower Show during show week.

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new sculpture by Nesbert Mukomberanwa

New 2020 Shona Sculpture collection now online!

09 Apr 2020

New 2020 sculpture collection now live on Guruve’s online gallery.

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portrait photo of Joram Mariga

Joram Mariga

Sculptor

Joram regarded himself as the Father of Modern Shona Sculpture, and he was held in great esteem by other Zimbabwean artists. He travelled the country, “whispering the gospel of stone sculpture.”

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Guruve tradestand display from Hampton Court Garden Festival 2019

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival – 6 – 11 July 2021

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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