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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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Guruve directors with Zimbabwean sculptors

A thank you from Zimbabwe

13th March 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

12th 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!

9th April 2020

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

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Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show

2018 Chelsea Flower Show – Guruve’s beautiful display at prestigious garden show

21st 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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World-famous sculptor Sylvester Mubayi represents Zimbabwe at the 2017 Venice Biennale

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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National recognition for Guruve’s artists at NAMA yet again!

2nd December 2017

We are delighted that Rufaro Murenza was selected as a finalist in Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rufaro has been shortlisted for the 3D visual arts category of NAMA. A huge well done, Rufaro, and our commiserations on the controversial decision on the night!

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New works by famous artists from private collectors

2nd December 2017

Guruve is increasingly becoming a hub for the secondary market in Shona sculpture by the most famous names in the art movement, so do keep checking our web gallery for new pieces being sold on behalf of private collectors or contact us if you have a piece you wish to sell. Exciting new additions to our […]

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Frank McEwen bequest to British Museum now online

2nd December 2017

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online. The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we’re sure our collectors will find them fascinating. Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery […]

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portrait photo of Rufaro Murenza

Rufaro Murenza

Sculptor

Rufaro was a deserving winner of the 3D sculpture category of Zimbabwe’s 2015 National Arts Merit Awards. He was also a NAMA finalist in 2017, 2016 and 2014.

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