Topic: Sculpture

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

Guruve’s News – Spring 2019

8th April 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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Sylvester Mubayi with one of his sculptures

Sylvester Mubayi at Venice Biennale 2017

19th March 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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SSG sculpture garden

The Shona Sculpture Gallery opens in Harare

15th August 2017

Guruve’s sister gallery, the Shona Sculpture Gallery, finally opened its gates to the public in March 2016 after three years of preparation. With a delightful sculpture garden and a Spanish-style verandah for smaller works, we are already getting great reviews on TripAdvisor. A much-needed positive development for the art movement and artists on the ground in Zimbabwe!

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Water Molecule by Agnes Mupariwa
portrait photo of 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 […]

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