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Kowo and Hehe sculptures in Carden Park
Works by Charles Kowo and Munyaradzi Jeche on display at Carden Park

Guruve joins the Sculpture Garden at Carden Park

18th October 2023

We’re delighted to announce that Guruve now has works on display at the prestigious Carden Park hotel and spa near Chester. The Sculpture Garden at Carden Park is an immaculately presented display of over 60 artworks by world-class sculptors within the 1,000-acre grounds of the hotel. We are delighted to have been invited to exhibit […]

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montage of garden sculptures from 2023 collection

New 2023 Shona Sculpture collection now live!

31st March 2023

Guruve’s new collection of sculptures for 2023 is now live on the website! We’ve just added over 100 new original one-off sculptures to the web gallery. If you see something you like, please email us or call us on 07956 897978 or 01920 872949 to purchase or reserve pieces for viewing.

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Guruve directors and Arts Centre management committee

Guruve supports centre for aspiring young artists in Zimbabwe

28th March 2023

Guruve supports young artists in Zimbabwe – a cash donation to help with cashflow to an Arts Centre for young artists, and profit share for the artists we show

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Locardia Ndandarika and her daughter Norma at our wedding

Locardia Ndandarika passes away

7th January 2023

Locardia Ndandarika, grand dame of Zimbabwean sculpture, sadly passed away in early January 2023. She will be much missed.

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Artist Sylvester Mubayi with Tim and Emma

Sylvester Mubayi, last of the ‘first generation’ greats, passes away

14th December 2022

Sylvester Mubayi has passed away. His career spanned decades. Sylvester’s greatest gift to the Zimbabwean sculpture community has been his continuing commitment to nurturing aspiring young artists.

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Willard Bopoto with his new car

Guruve’s most popular artist Willard Bopoto enjoys success…

12th December 2022

Guruve’s most popular artist Willard Bopoto has bought an estate car with the money he received from Guruve.

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Edward Chiwawa with his sculpture 'Protective Mother'

Shona sculpture loses a sekuru* – Edward Chiwawa passes away

29th October 2022

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that senior artist Edward Chiwawa passed away last night. The ‘first generation’ of Shona sculptors has lost one of its great names, and the Shona sculpture community is in mourning.

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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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Water Molecule by Agnes Mupariwa
Female sculptor Agnes Mupariwa from Zimbabwe with one of her sculptures

Agnes Mupariwa

Sculptor

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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