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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?

close up of Ndebele Girl by Tutani Mgabazi
Ndebele Girl by Tutani Mgabazi

Guruve’s News – Spring 2019

08 Apr 2019

News from Guruve – the 2019 collection of Zimbabwean Shona sculpture has been launched on our web gallery; spinning sculptures added to the web gallery; 2019 events list finalised

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Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show

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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painting Nyebe by Njogu Touray
portrait photo of njogu touray

Njogu Touray is one of The Gambia’s best-known artists. His work has been shown in joint and solo exhibitions in The Gambia, Senegal, Europe and the USA since the late 1980s.

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Guruve's trade stand at Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, May 19-23

Join us at the world’s most prestigious flower show, held in Chelsea in Central London. This will be our 15th year at Chelsea!

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