Shona Sculpture Gallery opens

HARARE - Harare’s newest gallery specialising in Zimbabwe’s famous Shona Sculpture has opened its doors.

The Shona Sculpture Gallery, located at 20 Airport Road, Harare, is home to some of Zimbabwe’s leading contemporary sculptors, including numerous National Arts Merit Award (Nama) winners and finalists.

The gallery has included authentic works by some of the “old masters” who made Zimbabwe world-renowned for sculpture.

The founders of the gallery are world experts in the “Shona Sculpture” movement and they have many years’ experience in this niche artistic style. Their knowledge of Shona sculpture is reflected in the quality of the works on display.

“The opening of the Shona Sculpture Gallery is the culmination of years of planning and hard work and we are excited to be spearheading the renaissance of this wonderful art movement.

After nearly two decades of working with talented Zimbabwean sculptors, it’s really a dream come true to now have a physical gallery in Harare, home of the “Shona Sculpture” movement.

“This is really vital for future of the “Shona Sculpture” movement. It’s so important for Zimbabwe’s most talented artists, both young and old, to have a dedicated venue where their works can be seen by local and international collectors,” said Shona Sculpture Gallery director Emma Haire.

Another director, Morgan Tazvitya, added that Harare’s newest gallery is committed to promoting the very finest sculpture that Zimbabwe has to offer.

“As an artist myself, and exposed to the majority of artists in Zimbabwe, this brings the Shona Sculpture Gallery nearer to the art community.

“We have the best of the best because the artists we work with will become part of the system,” he said.

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