Guruve Exhibition

Please note there is no exhibition planned for 2020.

Masamba sculpture at 2014 Exhibition

Antony Masamba sculpture looking stunning in the beautiful Hopleys garden in Hertfordshire

Guruve’s Exhibition of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture at Hopleys gardens, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

The opening day was Saturday 13 June, from 10am – 5pm, with drinks.
The exhibition continued through to the following weekend, closing on Sunday 21st June.

Chitiyo sculpture at 2014 Exhibition

Ishmael Chitiyo sculpture provides a stunning focal point by the pond

The exhibition was held at the glorious 5-acre gardens of
Hopleys Nursery in the beautiful village of Much Hadham in Hertfordshire. Hopleys helpfully provided a map and directions.

    • Opening times:
  • Sat, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 12.30pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday closed

Works by some of the most famous names in Shona sculpture were exhibited, alongside the leading lights of the younger generation.

Sculptures at 2013 Exhibition

An array of sculptures greet the visitor at the lovely Hopleys gardens and nursery

Sculptures on display included works by:

  • the massively talented Munyaradzi Jeche who just goes from strength to strength and who has a reasonable claim to being Zimbabwe’s best young sculptor;
  • perennial favourite Peter Gwisa, one of our most popular artists in 2014;
  • Tanyanyiwa Nyandoro, a hugely talented young artist whose work is reminiscent of Barbara Hepworth;
  • Sylvester Mubayi world-famous Zimbabwean sculptor; and
  • Rufaro Murenza 2015 winner of the sculpture category of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) competition

We also exhibited sculptures by some of the most famous names in Shona Sculpture on behalf of third party sellers:

Hopleys is a family-run nursery with a 5-acre planted garden. They have an excellent reputation in the plants world, having exhibited at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for many years. We will be transforming the wonderful gardens at Hopleys into a sculpture garden for our annual art exhibition.

There is also the wonderful Hopleys Café with healthy lunches, picnics and cakes and cream teas available.

Much Hadham is one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire. About a mile away is Perry Green, where Henry Moore lived and worked and where the Henry Moore Foundation is now based. Why not include a visit, and make your day out a ‘sculpture day’?
(Please note you may need to make an appointment to visit the HMF.)

Also nearby is the highly recommended Gibberd sculpture garden in Harlow.

Any questions, please call Emma or Tim on 01920 872949 or 07956 897978 or email us.