Female sculptor Agnes Mupariwa from Zimbabwe with one of her sculptures

Agnes Mupariwa

Agnes Mupariwa was born in Zimbabwe in 1968. In the late 1990s, she started coming to the Chitungwiza Arts Centre, helping out the sculptors by sanding their sculptures (this is tedious and laborious work that sculptors are quick to give to someone else!).

“In 2000, the hard physical work ignited my passion for stone and I began to sculpt.”

Agnes entered the first national competition for women sculptors in Zimbabwe, the In Praise Of Women competition held at Alliance Francaise in Harare. She also entered the second competition, and her work was part of the resulting exhibition at the National Gallery, organised by the Millennium Foundation. Through this, her work toured major international cities, including Oxford and London.

In 2002, Agnes participated in the Chitungwiza Arts Centre ‘A Decade Of Achievement’ exhibition and won second prize in the women’s category.

Agnes’ work was also included in the Hanover Expo 2000 exhibition in Germany.

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